Doctor Q&A for Dr. Jeffrey Bassman

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Heal from extraction: Very tough to answer without knowing all the particulars of your health and immune system. Always hard to define a "uncomplicated extraction." since ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: With TMJ/TMD treatment, there are usually two phases. Phase one is the diagnosis and hopefully conservative treatment to get the patient comfortable ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Avoid: Popping the abscess may spread the infection. Can you get to an emergency department?
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Grinding???: Could be many triggers, but sounds like a potential TMJ/TMD issue, exacerbated by grinding of the teeth. Need to be evaluated by a dentist/TMJ specia ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Vague: Hard to say without a history and being aware of the pre-extraction issues and how the surgery actually proceeded. I would call the dentist/oral surg ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Vague: I would contact a Dermatologist and have an evaluation. Could be some sort of allergic reaction but impossible to tell without a history and exam.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Vague: Call oral surgeon/dentist whom removed the teeth. Could be a dry socket, residual infection or possibly a TMJ/TMD issue. Do so asap.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Call your dentist: I would not do so without discussing with your dentist/endodontist. Especially if the teeth worked on are upper molars. Precaution is best policy
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
See Dr.: Difficult to deal with symptoms without searching for the cause. Need to see a Dr. to hopefully obtain some information on the source.
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