Dr. TED FEDER

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Northridge, CA
42 years experience

Locations

Northridge Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Northridge, CA

Address

9066 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, CA
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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136 Answers
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Dry Mouth: Dry mouth will cause this condition. Do you take antidiuretic medications or other medicines that dry you out? Talk to your physician and/or dentist... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
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Fungus/yeast infectn: Thrush is Candida Albicans infection, a common fungus or yeast. Common in babies, under dentures, or if your resistance is comprimised. Usually whit... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
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Bacteria/Debris: The bad taste could be from the temporary crown (acrylic), food trapping, remaining decay, or an infected tooth. Any pain?
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Not if:: Not if you had a sedation or general anesthesia, and not if you are taking pain medications.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Fluids encouraged: Fluids are encouraged after extractions, just from a cup or spoon, no straws. The suction or negative pressure in the mouth can make the sites bleed.... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
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Parulis (Gum Boil): This could be a parulis, or gum boil. It is the result of a deeper irritation or infection working and draining its way out. You should have the are... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Immunocomprimised?: Are you sure you had "thrush", " a yeast infection? Was the thrush gone, then you got the swollen gland, chills, nose, chest, etc.? It could be sepa... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Yes: It will not do any harm, but is supposedly more formulated to "a woman's needs". Check the label and compare.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
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Was a Graft Placed?: Bone healing will need to be verified, usually by an x-ray, was a graft placed and what kind? On average, adequate bone is present 6 to 8 weeks aft... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Dry Mouth: Dry mouth can be due to: age, medications, dehydration, disease. Dry mouth can cause difficulty with swallowing and a lump in the throat feeling.
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A member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Yes: Or there can just be subclinical involvement of the cervical nodes. Have them checked by an md.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
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Many Possibilities: Spit up (from mouth) or cough up (from lungs)? Very different and important. If cough: you need to see an md and have this worked-up. Possibilites ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Spit + Mouth: If indeed the blood is from spit (mouth) you might have an infected tooth, periodontal disease, or soft tissue lesion. The blood could also be from a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
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Anatomy: Sinuses are below, above, and inbetween your eyes. Inflammed sinus linings or infected sinuses can cause eye pressure. Treat the sinuses! steam you... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
NO: Rinsing helps keep the extraction sites clean of debris if done gently. Too vigorous rinsing can result in loss of the blood clot in the socket. Thi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Yes Can Be: As red blood cells either leave a scab, or if just the serum content of blood (not red blood cells) clotted to form the scab, it leaves behind the fib... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Dry Mouth: Moisture is necessary to swallow. A dry mouth will result in difficulty swallowing. Many reasons the mouth can be dry: age, medications, disease, h... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Hyperbaric Oxygen: One aid to skin growth and repair is hyperbaric oxygen treatment. This is where the patient receives 100% oxygen under pressure. This causes new blo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Not in a Baby: Using a pacifier before any teeth are present will not affect future occlusion. Pacifiers or thumb sucking over a long time with teeth present can ca... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Hummmmm: I would be careful if an upper molar was extracted. The air could cause pressure changes in the sinus and cause an opening between the sinus and mout... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Either: Do you have any other symptoms of a virus such as fever, chills, malaise? Inform the endoscopist and let them check it out.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
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Yes OK: But the medication might burn the throat a little, upset the stomach, and/or not be absorbed entirely. An enteric coating gets the medicine through ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Meds that Dry: Certain medications that dry the mouth make it harder to swallow. These include some antihypertensives (medicines for high blood pressure), anticholi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Eustachian Tube: With a cold comes inflammation of the eustachian tube and mucus production. This tube equalizes pressure within the middle ear. With an occluded eus... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Try Hydrogen Peroxid: Rinse and swish around in your mouth some diluted hydrogen peroxide. A few capfuls in an 1/8 cup of water. Then spit it out.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Depends: Depends on the type of anesthesia used (local, nitrous oxide, asleep) and the position of the wisdom tooth. Is it fully or partially erupted (visible... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
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A Few: White patches that rub off leaving a red base could be a sign of an oral yeast infection. If you treat your mouth with anti-fungals and the symptoms ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Where and How Long?: Where is the discomfort with swallowing (throat?) and has this been going on for a long time? It could be glandular (tonsils, lymph nodes), neurologi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Why Discolored?: Are there systemic problems or diseases, poor enamel, decay? Pain? For social reasons the teeth can be covered. You should rule out systemic diseas... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
NOW!: Take the best care of your mouth (and yourself) now! like the rest of your body, as you get older, there has been more wear-and-tear on your teeth. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Need more Info: Anatomy (what is there) dictates what might be the problem. Jaw bone? Teeth? Muscles? Tmj? Gland? How long ago did it start? Previous trauma? ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Probably: What do you mean by "locking up?" can't open or close your jaw (stuck), or "tightness"? The ball and socket jaw joint has a cartilage disc that acts... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Several: Brush your teeth and tongue? Large cavities? Gastric reflux? Post nasal drip/ sinus problems? Dissimilar metals (fillings) in your mouth?
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Constriction: Cold causes blood vessel constriction, which in a confined dental pulp, means less pressure. Less pressure on the tooth nerve means less pain.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Time: The itchiness may be due to anti- histamines taken for a cold. They are often found as an ingredient in cold medicines.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Upper teeth?: Might be related. If your upper molars are sensitive and you have sinus pain, you could have a sinus infection. Antibiotics. You could also have a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Work?: You mean how is an extraction done, or why extract a tooth? Extracting a tooth removes the source of a problem (pain, swelling, infection, decay), ma... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Yes Many Factors: Just your anxiety or stress about the root canal can make you "sick". It is rare but possible to be allergic to "novocaine", now usually xylocaine (l... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Other Symptoms?: How do you feel otherwise? Smoke? This could be coming from your sinuses, or your stomach, or even your lungs. How long has this been going on for? ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Why is it Swollen?: Probably infected or inflammed glands/lymph nodes/tonsils. If there is infection, and especially with antibiotics, the swelling should go away with t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Dry: Dry, but antiseptic ointments and/or vitamin E oil can be helpful.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Safe? Yes: Local anesthesia can be administered with or without epinephrine. Epinephrine (adrenalin) is helpful to keep the anesthetic in the area longer (stays... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
SP Therapy: Yes: Speech pathology will not aid dysphagia, but treating a speech pathology problem can help treat dysphagia. Depending on the cause of the dysphagia, s... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Other possibilities : Lichen planus burn herpes drug reaction virus- hand/foot/mouth.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Fungus Infection: A fungus called Candida Albicans becomes uncontrolled causing painful white lesions in the mouth. They "slough" off to reveal a red base underneath. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Start Conservately: Diet, medications, exercises, avoiding trauma are the first place to start, then get more agressive with shots and lastly surgery if they do not help.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Fluoride: Good tooth brushing with a Fluoride toothpaste, flossing, a diet low in sugars and carbohydrates, keeping your mouth hydrated is the best. Also, fluo... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Night/bite Guard: Go to your local drug store and get a universal night or bite guard. Be patient- it might take days or weeks to see an improvement. Or your dentist ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
Hydrate & Humidifier: Are you drinking enough fluids during the day or taking diuretics? Try sleeping with a humidifier on moisturizing the air you breathe in. You may ha... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
42 years experience
See a Dentist: A dentist can at least rule out certain obvious dental causes and hopefully diagnose the underlying problem. This could be your tmj, parotid gland, s... Read More
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Mar 18, 2015
Great oral surgeon.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. FEDER is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. FEDER is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have had it long as I can remember. Never smoked or tried it. It comes randomly.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I steamed my sinuses and I can breathe again. Thank you.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was pretty scared to use it.. I feel much better now.. Thank you!

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