Dr. Robert Trager

Dentistry
JAMAICA, NY
57 years experience male

Locations

Office

JAMAICA, NY

Address

JFK AIRPORT BLDG.14, LGA AIRPORT CTB RM. 3636 , JAMAICA, NY
Directions

Fax

7186562614

About

Bio

Dr. Robert Trager was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and attended Boston University and Meharry College of Dentistry. Dr. Trager was a resident of Lennox Hill Hospital. He is a life member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriner’s Temple in Massachusetts. Dr. Trager is known as the airport dentist, having offices in both Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports. He has appeared on the David Letterman Show, ABC Nightline, Good Morning America, The Travel Channel, NPR Radio, Eyewitness News, and the Doctor’s radio on SIRUS. He has been featured in articles in the New York Times, Newsday, the Daily News, Housekeeping Magazine and the ADA News. Dr. Trager also belongs to Pine Hollow Country Club, where he is an avid golf and tennis player, and likes to play squash. Dr. Trager is avid world traveler, and has been known to partake in deep sea and lake fishing. He collects and studies maps as a hobby and has learned at least seven foreign languages. Dr. Trager currently serves as Vice-President of the Nassau County Dental Society in Garden City New York.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

3.1K Answers
302 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Normal healing: So young for this treatment but the healing area is normal for this type of treatment when a tooth is extracted. A yellow or green area can form at ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
TAKE IT: Take the amoxicillin now since it will help control the infection If in pain take any pain medication that has helped you before. Make sure you keep y... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
No pain good gain: If you had some bleeding after extraction than a clot was forming. Good oral hygiene and rinsing to keep area clean is best. As long as there is no pa... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Bone growth: Many people have this bony growth called a tuberosity .It can occur on your palate or on the inside of your mouth in your back teeth. It is non cancer... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
TOO MANY AT A TIME: If you are trying to swallow more than 2 or more at at a time than you could possibly gag. It happens to me so i take one at a time ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Crowns don't break if constructed with the best material and the bite is good. Not biting on bones or any hard material is recommended. When traveling... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
It can take up to six days for sperm to fertilize an egg, than another several days for the fertilized to grow and travel to the uterus. By July 4th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
You should set up a good oral hygiene program with your dentist so you don't need a cleaning every two months. Too much polishing with a strong... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
THE SPERM IS DEAD JUST LIKE THE MUMMIES. ONLY LIVE SPERM CAN GET YOU PREGNANT SO DON'T PUT ANY LIVE OR WET SPERM NEAR OR IN YOUR VAGINA. PRACTICE SAFE... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
flossing is one of the best ways but you can buy a interdental brush that is small to get into the small spaces between the lower teeth both uppe... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
If you developed it as a teenager, and still have it, than yes. If you have been treated over the years and it comes and goes and is set off by a cris... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
IF ALL OTHER TEETH ARE STRAIGHT INCLUDING CANINE THAN YOU JUST NEED YOUR DENTIST TO REDUCE THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF YOUR TOOTH TO LOOK NORMAL. NOT A BIG... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
VERY POSSIBLE: If you were punched or slapped in the face many times during the day you would feel the same sensation .Any compression of these areas for hours wo... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
THE WHITE TONGUE IS AN ACCUMULATION OF BACTERIA AND DEBRIS THAT IS NORMAL IN MANY PEOPLE. THE PAPILLAE OF YOUR TONGUE NEED TO BE BRUSHED SINCE FOOD I... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
POSSIBLE BURN : YOU COULD HAVE A BURN OR OTHER TRAUMA TO THIS AREA. ALSO A CANKER SORE OR HERPES IS POSSIBLE FOR YOUR DISCOMFORT.SEE A DENTIST NOW.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
ASK TO BE REFERRED TO A KNEE SPECIALIST IF YOU ARE IN A HOSPITAL SETTING OR INSURANCE PROGRAM. YOUR DOCTOR CAN REFERR YOU TO SOMEONE HE OR SHE KNOWS. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Normal intake of sugar is 150 calories a day for women ,or less and for men a little more than 150 calories. More sugar leads to diabetes, obesity an... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
You need to have control over your drinking habits and limit your intake in the future. At 45 you won't to have a healthy liver for a long life.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
EAR NOSE THROAT: See an ENT specialist ASAP to open up your passage or clean out any ear wax present. Your cold could last a week or more so seek treatment now.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Test asap: Don't wait any longer get tested NOW. Go to the nearest hospital emergency room don't wait to make an appointment at a doctors office or a clinic. Sym... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Blood dries up in hours, but dried blood on an object can cause HEP- B if you come in contact with it and have an open wound. HEP -C lasts for four da... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
You should seek a personal therapist for consultation and treatment. If medication is needed you will receive it. A hospital is not a quick solution.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Your still young enough to get circumcised to avoid this problem. If not, than constantly keep area clean with soap and water and an antiseptic solut... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Many times a liquid, sauce, soap or even if mace is sprayed into your eyes, you will feel partially blinded for a while. When you wash out your eyes w... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Over the years many women who had multiple sex partners or unprotected sex and conceived but had no idea who the f... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
If the tooth is broken down and weak than any force from biting will cause further breaking and cracking. The best solution is to see a dentist to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
if there is blood to blood contact from open wounds ,your blood and someone else's blood than you can get HEP C and other diseases. HPV,HIV AND STD'S.... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Many women can have an orgasm with both physical and mental stimulation. High progesterone levels will cause easy orgasms as well as physical stimulat... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
You need to have a PANORAMIC X-RAY of area. You could have a lesion[tumor] in bone. Go to an ORAL SURGEON for a x-ray and possible biopsy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
The filling in cavity was probably deep and close to the nerve .As time went on the nerve became infected from the deep cavity and pain resulted.... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
This could be from a bacterial infection, known as dorsal bump. A blocked hair follicle, trauma, nose picking, nose piercing, and hair plucking, can c... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
The bacteria and viruses that causes STD/STI HERPES die when outside of a host environment. There has to be live host to host contact for transmission... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
See an ENT specialist for removal. Reduce your anxiety and stress so you can function normally .If not hair than whatever it is can be removed.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
A healthy diet and lifestyle will maintain a normal growth size of ones body. If no genetic abnormalities are present than normal maturation wil... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
See a general dentist for a exam on your occlusion[bite]. You may need a number of methods to correct this bite. Fillings, crowns a possible extractio... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
DID YOU EVER THINK THAT HE COULD BE INSERTING HIS PENIS IN YOUR BUTT? TRY USING A LUBRICANT IT MAY HELP EASE THE PULLING SENSATION.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
NO: These are blood infections and it is your blood that is present not the hygienists . If the hygienist had an active cut or bleeding than you should ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
The crown could have some leakage and food is getting underneath it or between it and tooth next to it. The tooth won't hurt because the nerve was rem... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Any surgery that has an open wound is subject to an infection if not properly cared for and allowed to heal. The mouth contains large amounts of bacte... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
You are still positive weather asymptomatic or symptomatic and should stay away from everyone as you are a carrier and could infect anyone even if the... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Your problem of focusing is a a matter of self esteem and confidence. You may need counseling to help you achieve your insecurity.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Can't drive anywhere without a valid license, and since you are not mentally competent, chances are you couldn't pass a drivers test. Don't take a cha... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Temporary cement is a different thickness than a permanent cement and the build up of the temp. could cause a slightly higher occlusion. This is norma... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
You did the proper protocol by rinsing and using mouthwash. The main ingredient in the gel is diclofenac sodium. Your teeth and gums will be heal... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
It's the force of the water that removes the debris ,so you don't need to touch the gums with it. Use the WATER PIK for about 30sec. to a minute for t... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
If their hands had open sores or cuts than any disease bacteria or viruses present could be transferred to objects in kitchen and if touched by someon... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
You should always be concerned and worried when you don't follow safe sex protocols. If late period or feel any symptoms than see your OBGYN doctor.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Even if your vaccinated and boosted you can still get it again. If you contract it again the symptoms won't be as severe because you have built up ant... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Anal sex can't get you pregnant but any type of unprotected sex can result in STDS, HIV, HERPES . What worries more do you need. Safe sex of any kind ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
See a UROLOGIST for an exam and treatment. Medication can control your urination at night .Back pain is for an ORTHOPEDIST to treat not you.
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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Trager is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Trager is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I may need to resubmit my question out there. Somehow I even got a little confused! Much appreciated.
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Thanks but I went to the GI doctor already and he suggested nothing. You seem like a professional doctor what else could this be?
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Thanks for your quick reply! the white on my tongue dosnt stay it comes and goes?? on differnt days

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, TN
Graduated 1966MD

Awards

Distinguished Service Award -Queens County Dental Society
Golden Apple Award-American Dental Association
Citation from Edward Mangano Executive Director of Nassau County

Affiliations

Nassau County Dental Society
New York State Dental Association
American Dental Association
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