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Dr. Wayne ORoark

Dentistry
Buffalo Mills, PA
58 years experience male

Locations

Solomons Island Dental Associates

Address

14532 Solomons Island Road, Solomons , Maryland 20688, Box 525
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Office

Piney Point, MD

About

Bio

I hold the distinction of Diplomate of American Board of Implantology. I limit my work to just implants and the prosthetics. Clinical instructor at the University Of Maryland, Dental School graduate program Lectured around the world Past president of American College of Oral Implantology

Specialties
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Dentistry

Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
44 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Tooth loss: Untreated dental caries will always lead to loss of teeth. The caries will not cure itself, see a dentist at your earlist time. Untreated caries wi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Short as possible: There is no knowing how long or how deep it may until you see a dentist. It can progress very rapidly. It will only get bigger leading potentially ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Not difficult: Generally dental implants are less difficult and less painfull than periodontal surgery. Placement of an implant in any healed site takes no more tha... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
General Dentist: A general dentist is familiar with all phases of dentistry. He/she will refer you to the proper specialist if necessary.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
No: A well designed lower bite guard is easy to get used to and does not affect your entire system as any drug will.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
36 to 72 hours: An infection sometimes takes a couple of days to allow the antibiotic to begin to work. Application of heat will increase the swelling, best to just ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Drainage: By, "popping" abscess you release the pressure from the infection reducing the pain. Pressure = pain. Source of the infection must be addressed.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Bite guard: Bruxism is most effectively treated with a plastic occlusal guard custom made from an impression of your lower teeth. It can prevent damage to your ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Replace tooth root: If it is a healed site, under local anesthesia, with no pain, an opening in the jaw is established with a series of drills. The root replacement (imp... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
See general dentist: First and foremost is the need for a good diagnosis of the source of the bleeding. Proper treatment potentially can allow you to keep your teeth. Th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
White or clear: Sealants are excellent preventative treatments against dental decay and should not be overly obvious.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Wide variation but: The only way to find the cost of dentures is to consult with a dentist. The cost of not doing this is increased rist of bone loss, recurring infectio... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Trauma: If a tooth gets hit, the nerve can die and the tooth can turn dark. Often no treatment is necessary unless pain and or swelling develop.
A member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Polish teeth: A lot of yellowing can come from surface staining from tobacco, but a common staining will come from tea. To lessen this staning , learn to use lemon... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
May dissappear: Shooting pain after filling can be temporary . It may be from nothing more than the bite needs adjusting or even a contact between a gold filling and... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Do involve more teet: Most important is that implant replacement does not involve additional teeth, it keeps the treatment where the problem is and not longer
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
No: The explorer the dentists uses is to identify soft areas of the teeth that could be caused by cavities , often in their early stages. These instrume... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Normal: To numb the gum on the roof, an injection into the very hard (dense) gum tissue on the palat is spread to accept the antsthetic leaving some soreness ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Not wrong: A lot TMJ problems can be mitigated with nightguard.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Root canals are not: The need for a root canal is the irreversable damaage to the rooth nerve. This results in an abscess. If the abcess is not addressed, the infection ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Matter of preference: Check with your dentist to see if there is something that can be done to your dentures to increase the retention. It may be that they are too old and... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Implants always poss: If there was tooth recently extracted or about to be extracted, possibility excellent an implant can be placed. In marginal situations, very simple g... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
All can provide care: Dental plaque control can be handled by all of the mentioned.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Fractured: The is most likely a crack in the root and will not be resolved until removed. Preferably with an immediate placement of an implant.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Not too soon: removal of retained decidous teeth is not difficult surgery. the clot will avulse when ready. unless you rinsed with salt water right after. even t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Source not corrected: Generally a recurrent abscess is from the nerve of a tooth dying (died) and until it is attended to the abscess will not go away, only be contained wi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
If only a 'bruise': If the 'bruised' tooth was hit from a blow for the outside and the nerve was not damaged, it should settle down within a week or so. If it is from a ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Bruxism: Clenching or grinding needs to be treated with a professionaly made night guard
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Bite/night guard: A lot of TMJ dysfunction can be lessened with guard.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
No: The time of training for a dentist is equivalent to that needed to be a physician, but a physician is a doctor of medicine, a dentist is a doctor of d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Bone loss: Once teeth are lost and the bone out of function, it will disappear. Implants are extremely helpful in these. Situations.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Periodontal surgery: An often good wayneo to avoid need for cutting gums to treat gum surgery is with lasers. Find a dentist that does lanap.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Not necessarily: A bite guard, properly made will prevent damage from bruxism, but not change your bite. Adjustment of your bite may be necessary, but not by the bite... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Could need adjustmen: If the picture is like yours, the "free end saddle" with no support under the back is difficult to make comfortable. See a dentist trained in implan... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Yes: If an upper molar has an infected nerve, it can drain into the sinus. Have a dentist xray the area you suspect the sinus is infected.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Gums: The most likelly source is your gums. Have a dentist check out your gums as it could be an indication of gum disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Clot: A dry socket is the result of the breakdown of the blood clot. Food can become lodged in the socket and a lump of something can come out. If a denti... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 58 years experience
Safe, yes: the suction tubes are generally disposable and are one use plastic devices, changed after every patient

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Dec 2, 2012
I commend Dr. ORoark for his excellent informative, articulate and to the point answers and advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. ORoark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. ORoark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My experienced periodontist will try since my last free gingival subepithelial tissue graft had me eating oatmeal for 10 days. Similar patients tend to agree with me. N...Read More
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Thank you very much for answering my query! :)
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Education & Training

Residency

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Awards

Top Dentist, Second Place, Washington, DC - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Second Place, District of Columbia - Spring
2017

Affiliations

Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology
Deans Faculty, dental School, Univ of Maryland
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