Dr. Dale Rottman

Dentistry
Thiensville, WI
46 years experience male

Locations

Office

Thiensville, WI

Address

413 N. Main St., Thiensville, WI
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

2624780434

About

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

Cosmetic Dentistry

Orthodontics

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

116 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Brush and rinse: Ideally brushing your teeth and flossing after drinking soda. Although not always practical. Drinking water after would help to remove the acid from... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Brush after meals: The best is to brush and floss after meals. A mouthwash also helps. Bad breath is caused more by leaving plaque or bacteria on the teeth. Brushing ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not dangerous: Swallowing Fluoride at the dental office is not dangerous however it can make you very nausiated temporarly and may cause vomitting.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Several products: There are over the counter products made for cleaning retainers. If there is no metal in the retainer you can also soak them in a mild bleach solutio... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Varies: Generally you can expect 10-20 years from veneers depending on your habits and how you take care of your teeth.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Call your dentist: If your temporary crown broke, you should see your dentist. I new temporary crown can be easily fabricated.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
It is possible: Yes it is possible. If a silver amalgam is used for the filling, it may initially feel rough to the tongue. Once the filling is hard which takes abo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Short period: Pulpitis is imflammation of the nerve tissue inside of a tooth. Treatment involves removing the inflammed tissue by means of a root canal. Once the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Infection of the gum: Gum swelling means there is infection going on either as a result of periodontal disease or an abcessed tooth. If you are experiencing swelling, see ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not plastic surgeon: A cosmetic dentist would be the first to consult. There are procedures which can be done to give the teeth a longer look and at the same time a less g... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Sedative: Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is basically a sedative meant to reduce anxiety. It provides a very relaxed feeling. It also somewhat increases the pai... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes possible: It is possible. Canker sores can appear anywhere in the mouth. They are very common under the tongue. If it is not gone in a 2 week period, i would... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
No magic number: There is no specific number. It all depends on the type of procedures, the amount of anesthetic given, the health and tolerance level of the patient.... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Just the name: Dds stands for doctor of dental surgery. Dmd stands for doctor of medical dentistry. Both are essentially the same. It just depends at what school ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Sensitive nerves: Teeth are made up of tubules containing nerve fibers. The bleach is taken up in the tubules and causes irritation of the nerve tissue. Using a desens... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Professional help: Generally you will need the professional help of a dentist or hygienist to scrap off the hard buildup of calculus.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Salivary duct: There is a salivary duct under the tongue. Sometimes the duct appears to be enlarged possibly caused by a blockage. It should be checked by a dentist... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Polishing: Depending on the depth of the "scratches" sometimes polishing with a diamond bur will remove them. Microabrasion is another possibility. Best to con... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Several causes: There could be a number of possibilities. One could be a nerve dying in a tooth. Problems with the temporal mandibular joint (tmj). Inflamation of ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Specialist: I would recommend either a oral surgeon or a periodontist.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Loose teeth: Normally there is a space between the teeth and gums called the sulcus which is normally 1-3mm in depth. As gingivitis progresses the pocket gets dee... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not necessarily: Obviously you want as little exposure as possilbe during pregnancy however if the body is properly covered with a lead apron it would not be harmful e... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Good cleanser: Rinsing with salt water is a good cleanser. It is soothing and gentle to oral tissues.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Swish: One way is to just swish like you would with a mouth rinse. Sometimes a dentist may recommmend a plastic syringe and squirt into the extraction site.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
No time frame: That would be hard to predict, however oral cancer is very aggresive and very disfiguring . Chewing tobacco is taking a big risk to your health.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Depends: If is more of a question of what is more comfortable for you. If you are very anxious and do not want to be aware of what is going on, then a general... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Very common: Dental cavities are very common. They are caused by bacteria in the mouth which collects on the teeth in the form of plaque. If the plaque is not rem... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Hot/Cold sensitive: Gererally a hypersensitive tooth will be sensitive to temperatures, especially cold. The tooth may be particularly sensitive along the gum line where... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Ice for one option: If the lip is swollen, ice would help. 10 min. On and 10 min. Off and repeat. Also there are several over- the-counter medications which could help.... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: Yes. There are 20 primary or "baby" teeth. The only time a baby tooth may not be lost, is if there is no permanent tooth to replace it.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Take over the job: Generally a 2 yr old does not have the coordination to brush his or her own teeth. You the parent should brush the child's teeth for them. Ask your ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Safety glasses: Things tend to fly around when teeth are being worked on. Protection of the eyes with safety glasses is recommended.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes and no: Brushing your teeth would be good, however do not drink water if instructed not to. Smoking is never a good idea.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Scape your tongue. : The white stuff on your tongue is usually a buildup of plaque. You can us a tongue scrapper or brush your tongue regularly with your tooth brush. To... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Goof home care: The best way to help your child is to have good home care. Brushing and flossing 2x per day. Watch diet. Sugary foods and drinks should be kept to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Warning sign: Bleeding gums is a sign of infection. I recommend seeing a dentist for a thorough exam including a complete series of x-rays and probing to check for... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Healthy mouth: First you should have a good cleaning and make sure your gums are healthy, no bleeding or inflammation. Next if you have any cavities, they should... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
It is not unusual: Pain in teeth is never normal. It is possible that the filling in the tooth is too high and just needs to be adjusted by your dentist. If the filli... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
It is possible: It is possible to get an infection however if the root tips are too close to a nerve or the sinus it is sometimes better to leave them in rather than ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
See your dentist: This will probably not go away on its own. The joint should be evaluated with an x-ray. You would then probably be fitted for a splint which would t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
No specific time: Usually you should start to feel a difference after the first couple of days depending on the severity of the infection. Usually a 10 day course of A... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
One possiblity: It is hard to say without seeing it but one possibility is there are salivary ducts under the tongue and sometimes you can get a stone that blocks th... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
When they are ready: Teeth have no real time line for eruption. They erupt when ready. The permanent tooth that has not erupted could be at an angle and not erupting as ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Good oral hygiene: Good oral hygiene is the key. Regular brushing and flossing to remove the bacteria or plaque off the teeth which is the cause of gum disease. A visi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Dying Nerve: Generally if hot things bother a tooth and cold relieves the pain, it means there is inflamation of the pupal tissue (the nerve in the tooth). This is... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not safe: From a dental standpoint it is never safe to use smokeless tobacco. The tobacco is extemely harmful to the oral tissues and can lead to oral cancer.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Possibly: Chewing tobacco certainly can stain teeth, however the tissue damage where the tobacco chew is held under the lip is more distinguisable and a dangero... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
OK for short term: Sucking on a pacifier is very soothing for a baby. Long term it may cause the anterior teeth fo flair outward causing an open bite. Using a pacifier... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Pretty High: Chewing tobacco is very irritating to the oral tissues. Even if you dont get oral cancer, you are doing damage to the tissues. There is a high cance... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 46 years experience
Harmless condition: Black hairy tongue is a buildup of too much bacteria and yeast on the tongue. The tiny projections on the tongue called papillae collect the bacteria... Read More
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Apr 2, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rottman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rottman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Ok. Putting another # online under: Dental Implant. Bye!
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Guess you are talking about lanap, in most cases. Thanks.
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) thanks sr

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Marquette University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Green Bay, WI - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Green Bay, WI - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Green Bay, WI - Winter
2013
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