Dr. Ronald Achong

Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery
Orlando, FL
20 years experience male

Locations

Oral-Facial Surgical Arts

Clermont, FL

Address

3180 CItrus Tower Blvd, Clermont, FL
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My office hours

Thursday: 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
No : They should not. Please consult with your md for possible causes of stomach pain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: Usually if treated properly, patients feel relief quickly. However, the pain can last longer. If the pain is more than a few days then there proba... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
You will be fine: The numbing sensation of the lips probably is due to the pen compressing your lip. The numbing sensation should resolve later today. Good luck.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Very unlikely: The anatomical location of the bladder is relatively far away from your esophagus. Please see your doctor to get treated for heartburn.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Extract the tooth: The best treatment is to have the tooth removed. Relying on pain meds for a prolonged period of time is unhealthy.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Many: See your dentist asap! the infection can spread to the sinuses, underneath the eyes, underneath the tongue, side of the jaws and neck, causing your ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Sure: Usually the wife is right. If your dentures do not fit or look good then see a dentist. If you haven't had the dentures checked by your dentist with... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: This can be a life threatening infection. It can potentially spread to your brain, throat, chest and blood stream.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
See a dentist: Clove oil use is not a practice among dentist. Please visit a dentist for an evaluation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
2-3 days: Usually after any surgical procedure, maximum swelling (puffy cheeks) occur 3 days afterwards. After 3 days, the swelling can resolve quickly. How... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: What type of sleep apnea? Central or peripheral? I assume you meant peripheral where all patients have an airway issue. This type of sleep apnea ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Unlikely: The test is used to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract and not the lymph nodes of the neck. There are other radiographic studies that can scan for ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Possible: If the rib impinges on the esophagus then yes. But this is unlikely. More likely you can experience pain when breathing deep.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Have your doctor do a swab of your throat. You may also have swollen, tonsils, lymph nodes in the neck or swollen salivary glands. However, there ma... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Sorry: Veneers is purely for cosmetic purposes. They will not help your bad teeth. See a dentist to take care of your teeth.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: If there is residual infection that is not treated or tooth fragments are present from an incomplete extraction, the infection can possibly spread to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
No: Try to avoid the narcotic/hydrocodone, as this will cause the airway to relax. Worsening the sleep apnea.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Possible: If your own immune system is suppressed then it is possible the immune system of the fetus is suppressed.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Frequent: Disorders causing swallowing disorders are strokes, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, amyotropic lateral sclerosis, cerebral pals... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: There are several disorders and it depends on the diagnosis. Antibiotics are prescribed to treat infections. Surgery can be recommended for cyst ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Several: Can make you throw up if you have a sensitive stomach. Can cause constipation, diarrhea, bloating, cramping, nausea, abdominal pain or wheezing.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Blockage: The barium swallow will pick up areas of obstruction or potential masses in the gastro intestinal tract.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Unclear: Unsure of the questions. Are you asking if bone can be harvested from the hip where the prosthetic hip joint is being placed?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Possible.: Besides a tooth infection, other possibilities can be a lymph node, throat cancer, jaw tumor/cyst or a swollen submandibular gland. A cat scan will ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Ask your doctor: Usually doctors will use versed, fentanyl or Propofol for sedation during a colonoscopy. Your doctor will customize your sedation based on your medi... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
See your doctor: Sometimes your jaw joints (TMJ) can click. Usually this is transient. If it continues for more than 2 weeks have your dentist examine you. Also ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Many: Dry mouth, pain or swelling where the salivary glands are located (in front the ears, underneath the neck or tongue area), discomfort when opening, pa... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Many options.: Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea. May want to have a sleep study performed. Your family md can order a sleep study and one can be performed at... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
It is difficult: Talk to other patients with dentures. Another option is to consider dental implant treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
From 1 to all: You can use a denture to replace one tooth, a few teeth or a full set of teeth. A denture that replaces a full set of teeth is called a complete de... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Not really: Swallowing mucous is not "bad". Mucous is present all along the oral cavity, throat, lungs and gastrointestinal tract. May want to see your doctor ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Many causes: You may have a fractured tooth, a cavity, defective filling, infected tooth, gum disease, excess clenching/grinding of your teeth etc. Please have y... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Very : As along as the clinician is trained properly it is very safe.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
None available : There are no medicines available that is effective. An oral appliance or surgical procedures are options available.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: If you had sedation for your procedure, defineitely no. If you had the procedure fully awake and there were no complications afterwards (like dizzi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Wisdom tooth pain can be periodic but there can be a future underlying problem. Have your tooth evaluated by your dentist.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends : It depends on how many teeth are present in your mouth, how tolerable you are with removing false teeth 3-4 times a day in and out the mouth and your ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
No: Unfortunately no. The best thing to do is to call different offices and ask for the price. But not all crowns are the same. There are different p... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Biopsy: Leukoplakia means a white spot in the mouth. Have a dentist or oral surgeon look at it and review your medical history. It will be helpful if anothe... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Very unlikely: Typical anesthetic drugs do not affect WBC count.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
See a dentist: Your dentist will evaluate your tooth and may remove it. It sounds like the tooth probably will need to be extracted. The problems with the wisdom... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: Usually after 3-4 days patient eat soft foods but on the opposite side of the mouth where the surgery was not performed. After a solid 1-2 weeks of... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Not long at all: Usually after 5-7 days you could be back to regular foods. I assume eating full solids. The first 2 days, patients are on liquids and soups. Over... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
A few days: Usually after a routine procedure, patients can talk normally again after a few days. However, every patient heals at different rates.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Possible: The onsite sleep labs are generally accurate, however there can be a lot of variability on the home sleep study test.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: Are there any other injuries besides the teeth? Neck pain? Lost of consciousness? Etc. If so, the er is the first place to visit. If your son ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Infected implants: "flush out" is not a common term. Probably there is some evidence of infection around the dental implant and flushing out means irrigating the implan... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
You will be fine: The anesthesia with today's technology is very safe, effective and efficient. You will be fine. Good luck with the surgery.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
No best choice: Patients often have only local anesthesia for their dental implant procedures. However, if a full set of teeth or extensive bone grafting is require... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Very unlikely: If the doctor placing the dental implant is well trained, then the risk is minimal. Often a cat scan is performed to delineate any adjacent structure... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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