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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman

Dentistry
Davenport, IA
47 years experience male

Locations

Center for Headaches and TMJ Disorders

Davenport, undefined

Address

2002 North Fairmount Street, Davenport, undefined, undefined
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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

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2.4K Answers
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Dry nostrils???: Hard to say without a history and exam. Since it is winter, and many households have a much lower humidity environment inside, it could be just the n... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: Need a thorough exam and x-rays to see what condition the bone is in, where potential implants may be placed. Then an implant bridge hopefully can... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Infection: Definitely sounds like an infection of the tooth or tooth area- periodontal ligament and/or bone. Depending upon the cause, it could be a tooth absce... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Vague: Could be an allergic reaction to some food, supplement, med, etc. I would be seen by a Dr. just to be sure
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Varies: Each extraction can be different...roots shaped differently on each tooth, brittleness of the tooth, position of the tooth, length of the roots and de... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Seems to mean same: This is a sleep disorder where you keep going to bed and waking up too early.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Why vomiting: Why are you vomiting- need to find source- meds, pregnancy, supplements, some underlying illness, etc. Get to a Dr. asap. Risk severe dehydration an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Sleep study???: have you had a sleep study?? Potentially sleep apnea or some other sleep issue that is related to an underlying health problem. Physically or emoti... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Possibly: Even if you are a vegetarian, there are still plenty of foods that cause weight gain. The key is to burn more calories than what you take in. Keep a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Ask plastic surgeon: You need a personal history and exam to help determine options. I would definitely recommend a plastic surgeon to hopefully give you all the info you... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Sleep study: I would check with your doctor. There can be several reasons that you are not having quality sleep- meds, supplements, nutrition, chronic fatigue syn... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Causes???: Before considering supplements for hair loss, i would attempt to find out the cause of the hair loss. Stress, heredity, history, meds, etc.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
See a dentist: I would see a dentist asap. It could be a burn on the tissue from food, meds, etc., or even a process call anug (please look it up and the symptoms t... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
No: Should see a dentist and possibly get to source of the grinding or have a custom mouthpiece constructed. If the teeth are worn down, this will change... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Review nutrition: You should review and set up some sort of nutrition plan for your training and running a marathon. Supplements are very important, those for helping ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Impossible to say: This is a topic that is not well understood and even more difficult to explain for someone with a rarity of dreaming. The person to talk to might be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Vague questions: The best answer to your question is to see your dentist, preferably a tmj/tmd specialist. A thorough history, x-rays, and a examination are imperativ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Not necessarily: I have seen some cases where the patient had some numbness of the lip and nose, but the source was not related to a tmj/tmd issue. Balance is key, an... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
There before?: Were you aware of the vertical cracks/fissure lines before. Check with your dentist. May have to modify the splint
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 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
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Hard to say: Depends upon the dentist and the experience he/she has at extracting wisdom teeth. Also, depends upon the condition the tooth/teeth- infected, erupte... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
DNA: Doesn't seem fair, but metabolism and dna often dictate how a persons' body can intake and not become obese, while others gain weight so quickly. Ju... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Possibly: Your health history and infection possibilities may dictate if you will get the teeth extracted right away. Need to get into a dentist or oral surgeo... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Vague: I would see a dr. Could possibly be some type of ear or sinus infection. Too hard to say without a thorough exam and history.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Vague: Any type of abnormal nerve sensation should be a concern. The foot tingling may even be caused by a herniate disk in back. If this persists, i would... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Vague: A thorough history and exam are needed to help determine your problem. Was trauma involved? Sleep wrong? Posture? I would see a md or do.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Neurologist: Should see a neurologist. The numbness is a concern and may not even be tmj, but other underlying source of symptoms.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Vague: Need a thorough history and more info on the symptoms. I would see a dr. Asap.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Vague but...: What i can tell you from experience is that i had similar sensations, and finally ended up with a herniated disk in my back. Since you said that you ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Vague: Hard to evaluate without a thorough history and exam. I would see a dr.. I would keep a journal of when these signs occur and attempt to remember wha... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Consult with Dr.: I would assume that your Dr. should provide nutrition based answers for marathon training and hypoglycemia. You might have to experiment on long runs... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Vague: Duration, severity and frequency are important here. Do you suffer with these symptoms every morning? I would call your dr. To help.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Fibromyalgia Support: See a specialist who can guide you with proper knowledge. I would also consider seeking fibromyalgia and/or arthritis support groups to discuss your ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
10 years!!: If you have been suffering like this for 10 years, I am surprised that you have not consulted a dr. Who should be performing a thorough history and ex... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Oral surgeon: I would recommend seeing an oral surgeon. Sometimes it is an outgrowth of the bone (tori) and is not a serious problem unless dentures are required.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Varies: Tooth eruption varies from person to person. You can look at the time table info that are based upon eruption age averages, but don't be alarmed over... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Heredity/environment: Question if your teeth have always been small, or is it over time. The teeth can appear smaller if you are grinding your teeth at night, clenching du... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Could be TMJ/TMD: Any other symptoms- ears, etc. If this continues, i would first see an ENT dr.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Yes: Any loss of teeth which changes the alignment of the bite, will also affect the facial and jaw muscles and the positioning of the jaw.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Shin splints???: Not everyone gets shin splints, but it created pain and discomfort over time. Need to stretch before and after, and make sure you are will hydrated. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Diary: I would make a diary and list when you have the symptoms, duration, severity, points of pain, activities the day before and what you ate/drank, supple... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Alighnment: The relationship between our heads, necks, and spines may dictate what position is most comfortable for you when you sleep. Just because the position... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Sedation dentistry: You may want to consider sedation dentistry, where you can possibly be medicated (not put out entirely,) and have as much dentistry as possible done i... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
See doctor: Snoring can be just one symptom of a larger, underlying problem- sleep apnea or a respiratory ailment. I would consult a doctor whom will probably ha... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Apico: It is always best to have your natural teeth. The question would be how is the gum/bone support for the tooth and is it sturdy with a crown on it. I... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
See a TMJ/TMD Dr.: Providing tips and tricks for helping tmj/tmd is like filling a tooth without first seeing an x-ray. I would not trust tips from online or other TMJ ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Depends: If the wisdom teeth are fully erupted and are kept clean and decay free, then extracting them is your decision. The wisdom teeth are hard to get to m... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Stress? Heart?: Hard to say without a thorough history and examination. I would recommend seeing a doctor asap if this problem persists...It could be a heart/circula... Read More
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Testimonials
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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!
HealthTap member
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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