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Dr. Ronald Achong

Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery
Orlando, FL
19 years experience male

Locations

Oral-Facial Surgical Arts

Clermont, FL

Address

3180 CItrus Tower Blvd, Clermont, FL
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Oral-Facial Surgical Arts

Orlando, FL

Office

Clermont, FL

About

Bio

Attended Harvard Dental School of Medicine and specialized in oral maxillofacial surgery at Louisiana State University. Medical Degree was also obtained at Louisiana State University, School of Medicine. Services provided are removal of teeth (including wisdom teeth), sedation, dental implant treatment, bone grafting, facial trauma, pathology and migraine treatment.

Specialties
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Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Licenses

United States: Florida

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
No: See a dentist to get treated asap if you have a dry socket.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Not the best option: If there are multiple missing teeth then dentures is an option to replace these teeth. However, it is not the best option. Look into dental implant... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on how far along you are in treatment and if the goals of treatment have been achieved. Discuss this with your dentist if you have any con... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: The loss of bone can lead to the loss of all your teeth. Have your dentist to evaluate and treat your condition. You probably don't want to be wea... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Physical therapy: There are several different types of physical therapy that can be done to increase the strength of your jaw muscles. Consult your dentist.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
See a dentist: See a dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation of the spots. Tooth paste will not cause these spot to resolve.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Some options: A good cleaning, antibiotic therapy and sometimes laser treatment.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Nope : It is fine to eat this type of food.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
See the dentist: You may want to return to the dentist to check your progressing. Sometimes, infected wisdom teeth can cause the jaw muscles to spasm causing limited ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
DEPENDS: It can vary from days to weeks. It depends on how severe the infection is, if there are any medical issues present, is the proper antibiotics being ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: The pressure or pain in the face, neck, mouth and head areas can present as pain in the lower jaw. You will need to be evaluate properly by a denti... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Many reasons: You may be stressed or depressed. However more information is needed. I recommend you consult with a doctor or a therapist. There may be a number... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Tooth abscess: It appears that the tooth may have an abscess. The pulpectomy is partial removal of the nerves within the tooth. You will probably need a root can... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
What is the reason?: Just curious what is the reason? Surgery may be an option but there are serious risks to this.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Watch the area: You should be fine. Usually a 4 month old cannot really cause serious trauma to an adult. However if you experience significant swelling, pain, feve... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Yes you can: Yes you can. However, a good work up involving lab work will be required to determine the cause of the infertility issue if any. Go to a ob/gyn d... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Many things: See your doctor. There are many causes from lung issues like emphysema, bronchitis, pathology to heart issues like congestive heart failure. Consul... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Pain the the jaws: Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually will determine the cause.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Probably not: It appears that you have no more signs and symptoms. Of course your dentist will need to look at the tooth, the surrounding gum area and an xray to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
there are : Look for a doctor who had formal training in endoscopic surgery. It will be listed in the credentials. Ask the doctor the number of cases he perform... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Yes he or she can: Go to the gp and they are very well trained to diagnose and treat genital herpes. Good luck!
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Absolutely not: You had surgery only 1 week ago. Why risk potential complications from smoking marijuana.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
More info needed: Where was the polyp removed from? It it was removed in close proximity on the same side of the parotid gland then maybe. The polyp may be unrelat... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
1-3 weeks: Every patient heals differently and also it depends on how severe your TMJ is. It can take months before you fully recover.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
See a dentist: The bad breath could be due to deposits on your tongue so brush your tongue. Also bad breath could be due to cavities/infection on the teeth. Tooth... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Many signs: You can experience pain, inflamed gums, drainage, swelling and irritation at the implant site. Your dentist will take an x-ray and see bone missing a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: There are no research studies available that shows the effectiveness on omega 3 and tmj. Omega3 is a great supplement for the body. So it wouldn't h... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Hemorrhoids?: You may have hemorrhoids. Usually you will have bright red blood after a bowel movement. However you may have other things like fissures, diverticul... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: Very unlikely to have lock jaw especially if you have had your tetanus shot. Keep the wound clean and see your doctor to make sure there is no infec... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
No: Invisalign is for minor movement o teeth. You will need real orthodontics to bring the in erupted canine into the mouth. Please see an orthodontist ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
It can but temporary: Can cause loss of taste for a few hours but usually the taste sensation returns after this.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
See your dentist: Have your dentist see you to check your bite. Maybe your bite may need adjusting so you won't bite your lip. Is this a habit you have? Is this som... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on the types of food you eat or drink? Foods that contain a higher sugar content probably will cause decay quicker. Why wait around for d... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
2-3 days: Do not use straws right after teeth removal as this will dislodge the blood clot and constant bleeding will occur. Also, use of straws within the fir... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Same day: You can drink within hours after a tooth extraction. However avoid the use of a straw for a few days to prevent any dry socket.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
A few things: If the pain is not due to the teeth it can be other things. The cause of the pain can radiate from tmj, your bite, headaches, muscle trigger points ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Use oral gel: Use the oral gel for sores that is sold in the pharmacy. Also load up on vitamin b.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Chondroitin sulfate: Glucosamine chondroitin is a great supplement for joint problems.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
The same day: You can get braces on that same day if the orthodontic team works quickly and if payment for treatment is given. Usually the doctor needs time to re... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Pediatric dentist: See a pediatric dentist and they will help diagnose your daughter. Usually all the adult tooth buds do not form at 5 years of age. Some of the adult... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Scar revision: It depends on the scar. You can use creams like mederma, laser resurfacing or scar revision surgery or a combination. Consult a facial surgeon to ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: Depends on the type of anesthetic agents used, your health issues and the procedure performed. Usually after the first day you should have recovered... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: Teeth can grow connected together like siamese twins. However, this is rare.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Brush and floss: Brush and floss after each meal. Also use a mouth wash.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Pain from the tooth can radiate back to the ear causing pain. The nerve that interfaces the jaw starts from the area where the ear is. See a denti... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
A cleft in the lip: Cleft lip is a congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation. A cleft of a tissue/groove is usually seen on the upper f... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
No: You are fine. Hope your wisdom tooth procedure goes smooth.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Not at all: Removal of teeth is smooth and easy. Make sure the doctor well trained. Most oral surgeons are quick and efficient at removing teeth. Removal o... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Possible: Definitely impacted wisdom teeth can cause aches or pain in the face, temporal region and in the mouth. Not sure about the dizziness. Consult a den... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
A few things: May have strep throat. See your doctor for testing and treatment. You may also have tonsillitis.
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Dr. Achong has given great, practical, and caring answers to all the questions I have seen him answer. I would have no difficulty referring patients into his care.
Mar 14, 2013
Dr. Achong is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, informative and articulate with his spot on answers. His patients are lucky to have him as their doctor!
Feb 12, 2013
I am impressed with Dr. Achong's depth of knowledge and commitment to Dentistry. I recommend Dr. Achong to anyone in need of Oral Surgery Services.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dentists in south Florida always seem to want to replace the crown regardless of completely sealed margins. They are erring on the side of caution, I suppose.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Just concerned bc I just got out of the ICU after 3 months from shunt cplications. It's been bad for about as long. So no ER needed?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Im 25 and my snoring is so loud and most persons said that it sounds like I'm gasping for air like I'm going to die in my sleep.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

CHARITY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER OF LOUISIANA AT

Awards

AAOMS services INC. Member Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Orlando, FL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Orlando, FL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Society of Anesthesia
American Dental Association
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