Dr. Debi Williams

Dentistry
West Memphis, AR
28 years experience

Locations

Office

West Memphis, AR

Address

300 W. Tyler Avenue, West Memphis, AR, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Medicaid

Guardian Life

UnitedHealthcare

Debi Williams DDS

West Memphis, AR

About

Bio

Dr. Debi is a general dentist who devotes her practice to children. Her goal is to provide pain-free dentistry in a fun and relaxed environment. She lives in Marion, AR with her husband, two teen kids, two dogs, a rabbit and a very loud bird.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

248 Answers
182 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Canker sore cocktail: Due to your pending test results, contact your doctor before trying the following cancer sore treatment. Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Loss of pigment : As we get older our hair loses pigmentation making the hair appear gray. If your hair turns gray when you are young it could be due to genes, a thyro... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes : Decay is caused by bacteria digesting sugar and producing an acid that destroys the surface of the tooth. Filling the tooth will help, but you must b... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Safe in small amount: Many communities add a small amount of fluroide to the water system to remineralize soft areas on the teeth to stop cavities from forming. Too much Fl... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Probably not : You need to see a doctor anytime you have numbness of any part of your body. Wisdom teeth usually cause pain and tightness-not numbness. Please seek ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes : Sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol and many other 'sugar alcohols' can be broken down by bacteria in your mouth into acids that contribute to decay. Chew... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Seek medical help: This kind of pain can be caused from many things. Please seek medical attention immediately to make sure you are not suffering a stroke or nerve prob... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes: The body can have an allergic reaction to many substances, however, your body may just be 'sensitive' to the components of the gum you are chewing. O... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
$200 - $2000: The cost depends on how difficult the tooth will be to extract, and how many wisdom teeth need to be removed. If the tooth has erupted, it will cost ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Watch what you eat: Avoid foods that irritate your mouth, including citrus fruits, acidic vegetables and spicy foods-this includes cinnamon tasting chewing gum. Drink l... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Depends: Each state determines what medicaid will cover for the citizens in that state. In my state, medicaid covers cleanings, extractions and two fillings a... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Apthtous ulcer : If it has not been there long, it is probably and ulcer. You can rinse with equal parts maalox (stomach meds) chloroseptic sore throat spray and liqu... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Try again : I am a dentist not an ob/gyn but alot of people are afraid of dentists. Try another ob/gyn office. Ask your girlfriends who they like especially if t... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Hygiene for seniors : It may be hard for her to hold the toothbrush now. A wide handled toothbrush may be easier to hold instead of a smaller brush. (the bristles should s... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Granulation tissue: Granulation tissue is the pink, fleshy type tissue that replaces a blood clot in extraction sockets. It grows from the base of a socket and fills the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Varies : Varies depending upon how many you need, the type of material used, how your teeth fit together and where you live due to different cost of living. It... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Gingivitis : Gingivitis is an infection of your gums. Sometimes it does not hurt. Usually the gums will be red and swollen - sometimes they will bleed when you b... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Ice and xray : If you did this within 48 hours apply an ice pack (20 min on and 20 min off) if you did this two days ago try moist heat. See a doctor for an xra... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Virus?: If the doctor gave you antibiotics and you broke out in rash then then stop taking them and call your doctor because you might be allergic to the medi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Usually 24 hours: This depends upon how 'hot' you like your food. You can definitely warm up your food but don't eat it steaming hot. Two reasons: 1) you may still b... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Maybe : Some general dentists offer orthodontic services too. Call and ask if they repair appliances before you make an appointment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Virus and Stress: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) may be caused by a virus that stays inactive in your body until you are stressed or experience illness such as a cold. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Be seen soon: Swelling indicates that you have infection. Dental infections can be life threatening, especially if the swelling is near the chin/neck area and may ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Next ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Stone or infection: You could have a salivary stone or you might have an infection. Please see a dentist or doctor to determine the cause and to see if you need antibiot... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Crying and drooling: Some babies experience excessive drooling, irritability, swelling of the gums, refusal to eat, and gnawing of their fists. Teething pain can be all... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Stress Relievers: Get a hobby! what do you like to do? Read, fish, walk or watch sports? Spend at least 45 minutes a day concentrating on you to help you relieve your... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Depends : If you just had the tooth extracted, you should only bite on gauze for about an hour. If you keep gauze in your mouth longer, you may pull out your b... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Depends : It depends upon where the cavity is located on your tooth, how deep it is, and how good your oral hygiene is. It's a good idea to have a dentist chec... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes : You are probably eating more soups and gravy-type foods since the extraction. In addition, if you were put to sleep, you may have been given IV fluid... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Not a good idea : There has been cross over allergy reactions between Ceclor and amoxicillin. Contact your doctor before taking this medication.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Better not : Most ob/gyn prefer that pregnant women avoid sedation. They also suggest waiting until the second trimester before treatment if possible. Discuss your... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Depends : It's best to wait until the 2nd trimester unless you have infection outside of your tooth (cellulitis.) talk with your dentist and ob/gyn-they are ver... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
See a dentist : You may have bitten your cheek which causes a 'fibroma' or thickening of the cheek that can look like a pimple. If it lasts longer than a week, have ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Probably not : The infection is most like not in your vertebrae however you need to return to gp if you are still having symptoms. Clindamycin may be a drug choice ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Normal : Most wisdom teeth extractions do not require stitches. If you are still bleeding, bite gently on a wet tea back. The tannins in the tea will help yo... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Straight Smile: Sometimes rubber bands are only used on one side of your mouth if your top front teeth do not line up correctly with your bottom front teeth. Follow ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Not really...: Boys tends to take longer to erupt their molars than girls...we don't know why. Pediatric dentists deal with not only years but 'years and months.' If... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Side effect? : Antibiotics, antifungals, thyroid meds, high blood pressure meds and lithium are known for creating metallic taste in mouth. Contact your pharmacist o... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Moist heat : My patient's typically get more relief with moist heat if TMJ has been hurting for more than 24 hours. Use a microwave bean bag or microwave a wet w... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Next ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Seek attention now : I am a dentist not an md but i would advise you to seek medical attention immediately to rule out blood clot. Any pain that wakes you up in the middl... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Usually 24 hours: This depends upon how 'hot' you like your food. You can definitely warm up your food but don't eat it steaming hot. Two reasons: 1) you may still b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Sinus infection: Sounds like you have a sinus infection. Please see a doctor because you may need antibiotics.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Depends on the cause: Depends upon what is the cause. Three common causes of halitosis that are not contagious: 1) sinus infection 2) stomach acids (heartburn) 3) impro... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes : Side effects to numbing medications can include rapid heartbeat or shaky feeling lasting a few minutes after the infection, soreness where the medicat... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes, but : Yes but not usually until the end of treatment after the patient has worn the braces for about a year.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
No Cavities! : Xylitol, a natural sugar alcohol, is a great alternative to sugar because it can't be consumed by oral bacteria. Therefore, the teeth will not decay... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 28 years experience
A few days but....: Don't 'pop' the floss between your teeth and hitting the gums. Gently see-saw the floss between your teeth slowly. Once you get between the teeth gen... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 3, 2012
Great answers with quick responses. Very knowledgable. We need more doctors like Dr. Williams.
Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Williams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks!!!! That made me feel a lot calmer!! Doctor gave me antibiotics after rashes broke out. Thank you thank you thank you so much!!!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I was wondering what to do about this, he's a good teacher though and that makes it hard for me to tell.
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I'm a male so lipstick and make up is out I don't smoke either Thank for your advise , I lll consider drinking more H2O

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Memphis, TN - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Memphis, TN - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Second Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
American Association of Pediatric Dentists
Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentists
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