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Dr. Sharon Perelman

Dentistry
CA
30 years experience female

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Dentistry

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English

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97 Answers
58 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Loose crown: I would get to the dentist asap. If the crown is loose, it may come out and you could swallow it. If the crown comes off completely and you can place ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Talk to OB: First i would see your dentist to determine the cause of the pain. Once a diagnosis is made, they will make recommendations for treatment. After this... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Baby teeth: Usually the lower front baby teeth come in first then the upper front teeth.
A member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Baby teeth: It is very important to brush the babes teeth as well as flossing. There are special toothpaste on the market for babies. You can even just use a mois... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Yes: It is very important to maintain good oral health during pregnancy. Pregnancy gingivitis is not uncommon due to fluctuating hormonal levels. Brushing... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Flossing: Rinsing although helpful is not as good as flossing. Flossing not only removes plaque it cleanses the area between the teeth where they contact preven... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Toothpaste: There are many different types of whitening toothpaste that you can get over the counter with whitening agents. It is not as affective as professional... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Veneers: Braces actually move the teeth into alignment. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the teeth. Veneers can be used to reshape the t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is usually more effective for short term pain relief from a toothache. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not treat inflammation which is a cause ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Implant: It is common for the surgeon to prescribe a course of antibiotics after implant placement
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Cavities: Depending how extensive the decay is there are several options. One is a typical filling if the cavity is deep. For a very small cavity the dentist ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Pediatric dentist: A pediatric dentist does an additional 2 years residency training program focusing on treating children and often times special needs patients.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Gums: If your have something stuck under the gum the dentist will use instruments like the ones used in a dental cleaning to remove what ever is stuck . Som... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Veneers: Veneers are thin laminates of porcelain that are bonded to the teeth. They can change color , shape and contour of the teeth. Veneers can also close s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Night guard: It should not hurt when removing a "bite plate" more commonly called a night guard. Check with your dentist, since the appliance may need to be adjust... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Check Bite: If you just had a filling on another tooth, the discomfort may be due to the bite being off. Go back to the dentist and have them adjust the bite if ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Toothache: See your dentist asap to determine the cause and make a diagnosis. In the interim , if you have no contraindications, over the counter Ibuprofen is mo... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Loose teeth: If your lower teeth are moving , I am sure it is uncomfortable. It sounds like you may have bone loss from periodontal ( gum) disease. First see your... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Laser: A laser is wonderful for a gingivectomy. The laser removes the gum tissue and seals the blood vessels so no stitches are needed.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Yellow teeth: Yellow teeth are not necessarily a sign of a tobacco chewing addiction. Many things can stain the teeth causing them to look yellow, such as coffee, t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Whitening: You may brighten up your smile with a variety of whitening procedures, ranging for whitening toothpaste, over the counter whitening strips to a profes... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Braces: When you have your braes adjusted or progress to a new invisalign tray it can certainly be uncomfortable for a few days. If you have not other medical... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Dentistry: Dentistry has been continually evolving and there are many new and exciting technologies used now in everyday dental practices. Example include cad/ca... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Don't: Don't smoke or suck on a straw after an extraction.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Open bite: Braces can certainly help to close an open bite.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Extraction: I am not sure what you mean by an incomplete extraction. Some discomfort is to be expected after an extraction. If the pain increases after 3 or so da... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Dry mouth: Dry mouth may have many causes, ranging from a salty meal to, particularly medication causing xerostomia., simple treatment may be helpful 1. Hydrat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Tartar: The hardened build up on teeth is called calculus and may be removed by a professional dental cleaning. Brushing and flossing will help to prevent it ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Extra tooth: An extra tooth is not uncommon, its called a supernumery tooth. It depends if the tooth is causing problems for example crowding of the remaining tee... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Diagnosis: In order to treat your pain definitively you need to see the dentist to make an accurate diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis they may recommend wha... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Cavities: The best way to prevent cavities is good oral hygiene including brushing and flossing, fluoride, and a health diet.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Carbonated drinks: You should avoid carbonated drinks for 3-5 days after wisdom teeth are extracted. The reason is to prevent the loss of the blood clot which is a cause... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
TMJ: Although the gum is sugar free, constant gum chewing can contribute to sore facial muscles and and aggravation to the jaw joint, .
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Canker sores: Usually takes about 10 -14 days for these to heal. If your dentist has a diode laser they can use it to take the pain away.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Braces: I would see your orthodontist. I sounds like it may be a baby tooth that was ready to normally fall out.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Invisalign: Invisalign is a way to straighten your teeth without the typical metal brackets and wires. Clear aligners are worn continuously except to eat or brush... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Cavity: I am not sure if you are speaking of the cavity or the filling. Cavities are often invisible to the naked eye but can be seen on x-rays. If there is a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Periodontal disease: Scaling and root planning is a deep cleaning and the treatment for periodontal disease. Sometimes we use a laser treatment along with scaling and root... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Antibiotics: A typical course of antibiotics for a dental infection is taken 3 times a day over 7-10 days.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Implant: It sounds like the back tooth is not strong enough to support a bridge. Another alternative for replacing missing teeth is a dental implant. This is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Composite failure: Composites or tooth colored fillings are chemically bonded to the tooth, failure of the filing may be due to a breakdown of the bonding. There are man... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Mouthwash: Scope like many mouthwashes may have alcohol as a component some up to 23 %. There are mouthwashes available with out alcohol such as biotene , or on... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Grinding teeth: Sometimes when people grind their teeth at night they wake up with sore facial muscles. Other indications of grinding are worn or flattened tips of th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Pericornitis: It sounds like an infection ( called pericornitis) that occurs usually by the wisdom teeth. There is often a little flap of tissue over the back part ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Whitening: Some patients experience sensitivity after bleaching that may be uncomfortable. Using a prescription Fluoride tooth paste for a week or so before you ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Gingivitis: If it is truly gingivitis , after a professional dental cleaning. Brushing and flossing effectively is the key. Gingivitis is reversible.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Dry mouth : Dry mouth or xerostomia, can be a real problem and lead to cavities, saliva is your bodies natural cleansing mechanism. First of all there are many me... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Maybe a veneer,: I agree with the previous answer but I have a question for you. Are you sure it is a baby tooth? It is not uncommon if the permanent tooth between the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
30 years experience
Cleaning: A prophylaxis is a teeth cleaning. Most of the extrinsic stain can be removed with this procedure. Tooth whitening procedures may help diminish inte... 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. Perelman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perelman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for the info I will have it checked out.
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Ibuprofen really helps. Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
HealthTap member
Yes I have a baby tooth in front of my canine is there any to not have

Awards

Diode Laser Certification 2005
HealthTap Founding Doctor
HealthTap Scholar

Affiliations

American Dental Association
California Dental Society
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Publications

Value of Patient Education
A Team Approach to Patient Education Using Technology
Progression? Personally and Professionally
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