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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman

Dentistry
Davenport, IA
45 years experience male

Locations

Center for Headaches and TMJ Disorders

Davenport, undefined

Address

2002 North Fairmount Street, Davenport, undefined, undefined
Directions

About

Bio

I am a general dentist, but have limited my practice to only TMJ/TMD, headaches and ear and facial pain related to TMJ issues for 35 plus years. I have seen some patients with TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA, hearing/ear issues and problems from grinding and clenching of the teeth.. I am very conservative and do not perform any surgeries on the jaw joints/mandible. website: www.jbassmantmj.com

Specialties
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Dentistry

Healthcare Professional

Neuromuscular Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Iowa

Doctor Q&A

3.1K Answers
2.3K Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Depends: The discomfort and stiffness can vary depending upon what type of extractions- bony/impacted, tissue impacted/ infection present prior to extraction, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Sinus infection?: Difficult to say. Duration, longevity, severity and location may help diagnose the problem. I would see a dr.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Could be bruxism: It could possibly be an additional symptom of bruxism, or grinding of the teeth while sleeping. The muscles of the face and jaw can become very hyper... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Habit hard to break: This type of habit is not easily changed, but actually wearing a thin mouthpiece may help, where while wearing it (day and/or night, ) it can possibly... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
No one answer: There are always suggestions for getting faster and better sleep, but no one therapy or answer fits everyone. It may depend on your eating habits, ex... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Vague: I would see a dr. If this is a daily occurrence. If it is not, then keep a diary when this occurs and note, meds, nutrition, activities, etc.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Need tests: There are many reasons why one might have a thirst problem- meds, supplements, diabetes, thyroid problems, nutrition, etc. I would go back to your dr... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Hard to say: Migraines are very debilitating and there are many, many different types of migraines. Migraines also can vary in severity, duration, frequency, etc... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Need history/exam: Need to see a dr. Who may refer you to an ENT specialist. Sounds like potential sinus problem, but without an exam, etc., can't really determine anyt... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Discuss with your Dr: Being cautious is the way to go and helping yourself be more proactive and preventative can only guide you in the right direction. Checking your hear... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Many causes: There are many possible causes of having a metallic taste in your mouth, ranging from medicines to systemic disorders to environmental hazards. Could... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Jaw spasms?: Need to have more information. Is your mandible quivering or is it muscle pain? Is it on both sides or one? When does this happen, severity, durati... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Tooth #35: There are usually only 32 teeth (28 plus the 4 wisdom teeth, unless you have some extra ones which is not impossible.) i would assume that it is a wi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Vague: Is the silver the color of many of your teeth (could be tetracycline antibiotic staining (intrinsically) within the inside the tooth from birth, or st... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
None known: It is really still a mystery why some people develop geographic tongue. There are some suspicions that a vitamin b deficiency may contribute, but sti... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
See a dentist asap: Difficult to say without seeing the x-ray and an exam. I would seek an additional opinion to make sure.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Would think so: There are many varieties of ultrasonic and electrical scalers out there. It may just be a definition difference.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
? on antibacterial: Many studies have been coming out recently questioning the "antibacterial" label on products, including soaps, mouthwashes, etc. As far as mouthwash... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Decay?: Get into a dental office and have the area checked with an x-ray and exam. If it is decay or a crack, better to get it fixed now.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
See a Dr.: Headaches have many triggers, and can be caused by sinus, tension, allergies, stress, and also tmj/tmd. I would get evaluated, with a thorough histor... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Vague: I have read research that tinnitus might be helped by a supplement- ginkgo which you can buy at drug stores, etc. Some theories are that tinnitus is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Conservative tx: If you have tried other options (physical therapy, exercises, mouthpiece(s, ) then a conservative way to align the teeth and jaw is an occlusal adjust... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Normally yes: Depending upon the type of filling material and if there are caries present, some additional tooth structure may have to be removed, conservatively if... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
CRITICAL: Improved oral hygiene is critical but even more so during pregnancy. Often due to morning sickness, gum swelling, change in dietary habits, and overa... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Second opinion: Depends upon longevity and severity of your issues. If you have been on the antibiotic for awhile, maybe you need another type of antibiotic or possi... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Depends: Sleeping on your back is really the best position due to neck and b reathing problems. But certain positions are healthier in terms of the muscles, e... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Depends on severity: Depending upon the severity of your tmj/tmd issues, invisalign can either increase your symptoms or help improve them. If there is a question, i woul... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Maintained: Gum disease can be controlled and actually eliminated with dental procedures and proper home care. But the severity of the existing gum disease may d... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Quite often: The bite (occlusion) after surgery needs to be aligned correctly to avoid long term issues. The teeth, facial muscles and the jaw joints form a triad... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Ask more questions: Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medication in the triazole subclass. Diflucan is available as a generic drug termed fluconazole. Diflucan is p... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
YES: It can be all of the above or it could possibly be something else. If it does not resolve on its own, consider having the sores checked by a dentist ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Need a dr.: Vague symptoms that cannot be answered without direct medical evalaution and supervision. Don't hesitate! see a dr. Asap.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
See a dentist: There are many questions that you present that cannot be answered without x-rays, a bite alignment evaluation and a thorough exam. I would even possi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
See your dentist: Start with seeing your dentist. The history and exam are imperative to help determine if you indeed haver tmj/tmd. Then they can hopefully take care ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
See a doctor: Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move. Not real common... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Vague: Could be a pinched nerve, stress, hard to say. I would see a doctor asap to perform a thorough history and examination, tests, etc.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Magnesium: I run twice a day and i often get leg cramps and aching when i lay down. I has helped that i try and be more hydrated throughout the day and I have i... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Vague: I would call the pharmacy and ask for the proper instructions. Your doctor may want you to use it a certain way, but don't use until you are totally ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Mystery: Geographic tongue is quite often a mystery that may appear after stress, meds, supplements, nutrition, etc. It is usually no a problem unless pain oc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Different opinions: Some people recommend rinsing, brushing then floss. Others recommend the opposite. I feel like rinsing, then brushing followed by flossing helps avo... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
See a doctor asap: Sounds like sciatic nerve involvement or a potential herniate disk in back. Vague and need a thorough history and exam asap. Don't wait too long bec... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Exercise induced HA: Sometimes headaches can be induced by exercise- increased heart rate, circulation, sunlight, etc. I would contact a dr. If this continues. You may w... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Can be but...: An ailment that may create symptoms like you describe can be TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA. I am not saying it is TG, and it could be a symptom of TMJ/TMD, bu... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: If any questions or doubt, consult your dentist and/or dr.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Ask your surgeon: I had the same surgery last year, and there were really no restrictions. I would suggest calling the surgeon's office if in doubt and discuss- depend... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes and no: Depends upon the reason for making smaller, and how many teeth involved. You do not want to sacrifice function and balance by having any radical trea... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Doctor: I am a runner and I have never experienced what you are describing. I would be cautious and consult a doctor asap to have this checked before doing ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Dentist/oral surgeon: You may have some infection that has started to form, or it may be the tooth erupting...But i would see your dentist asap to take an x-ray and determi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Many options: You may have several options to repair a lateral incisor, but first x-rays should be taken and an examination needs to be done to determine vitality o... Read More

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Dr. Philip Miller
Nov 22, 2014
I highly endorse Dr. Jeffrey Bassman as an expert on Health Tap and HealthTap Prime. His comments and insights are educational for both patients and physicians. He is an asset to the HealthTap commun...Read More
Sep 19, 2013
Dr. Bassman is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated dentist. Excellent answers and advice.
Nov 2, 2012
Very knowledgable. Fantastic answers with quick responses. Excellent, excellent doctor!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate your concern about my health.I also apologize you for different time zone.I am pleased to be in this professional centre
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Iowa Dental School
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

Several from HealthTap
Top Doctor, First Place, Davenport, IA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Davenport, IA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
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