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Dr. Scott Bobbitt

Dentistry
Nashua, NH
33 years experience male

Locations

Scott F Bobbitt, DMD, MAGD, PA

Nashua, NH

Address

76 Allds Street, Suite 6, Nashua, NH
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

After more than two decades in the practice of the art and science of modern dentistry, Dr. Bobbitt is as passionate and enthusiastic as he was as a student. His extensive background in mathematics, chemistry, woodworking, carpentry and art complement his solid dental education and provide a sound foundation for a practice that emphasizes the understanding of how his patients are affected by dental materials. His practice focuses on the need to engineer a “lifetime approach” to personal dental care. His primary focus is to help his patients understand, control and achieve their own dental goals by Creating Plans for a Lifetime of Smiles™. Dr. Bobbitt lives in Nashua with his wife and son. He is an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and donates much to the needy through Donated Dental Services and the NH Dental Society.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Doctor Q&A

664 Answers
668 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
No.: I routinely use only local anesthetic. The reasons for using IV sedation are anxiety/pain control, administration of steroids to control swelling and,... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Saliva can't PREVENT: Saliva can't prevent tooth decay, but its "absence" can promote it. Saliva contains bicarbonate--a buffer to the acids contained in foods, drinks and ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Need more info: Can't "lose taste buds". However, there are several viral conditions that can affect the sense of taste and cause other symptoms. See your doctor for ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Best RX is TIME: The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are availa... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Of course: A dentist will help diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate remedies and/or behavioral modifications.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Salivary stone : Could be a complete or partially blocked gland from a calcification or mucous plug. See your dentist for an evaluation of your salivary flow.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Can be...: ...Especially if the cavities were deep. Otherwise, the occlusion ("bite") could be off and in need of adjustment. Talk to your dentist to be sure.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
TMJ: Tmj syndrome can be caused by infection in the teeth/gums, poor muscle/nerve relation and trauma.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes. : Children's tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help. Simple warm water (not hot--check heat like formula--back of hand and no sugar or sweetener so ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Possibly: But be very careful. Blunted roots (resorption) have been associated with an autoimmune type reaction that can occur again--an unfortunate possibility... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Leukoplakia=Unknown: Leukoplakia is a clinical description of a "white" tissue--not a diagnosis. Leukoplakia is common after exposure to several viruses. See your dentist ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Brush: Both your teeth and tongue (better yet, use a tongue scraper), rinse afterward with an anti microbial mouth rinse and drink lots of water. Symptoms w... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Need a sleep test?: Obstructive sleep apnea, characterized by snoring, gasping, sleep deprivation and anatomical "asphyxiation" can lead to high blood pressure, heart att... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Diet and Prevention: Oral hygiene does not prevent cavities--it controls gum disease. Caries, the disease that results in cavities is a chemical event caused by the acid d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
With a toothbrush: When the spaces are open, the spacers will fall out. While they are in place, it is possible to floss, but difficult without dislodging the spacers. T... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Inaccurate brushing: The most common cause i see is that people are ineffective at oral hygiene. Most don't clean the most important sites--in between the teeth. Also, whe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Where?: Inside the jaw bone are the bony attachment sites for the tongue. On inside and out can be bony outcroppings called tori (singular: torus). Of course,... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Do: Do tell your doctor about every med you take--especially herbals and otcs.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
See your dentist: Sources: gut, plaque (germs), pus (infection), cavities (rotting tooth). See your dentist to find the reason for yours. Until then: avoid foods that c... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes & protected:: Teeth should always be apart--especially when exerting stress while working out. You should protect your teeth with a properly fitted custom sport gua... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
BETTER NOT TO USE IT: Campho-phenique is an antiseptic, local anesthetic, germicide and parasiticide not an anti-viral ointment. Sore will heal without treatment (and if no... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Nitrous oxide???: Nitrous oxide is a gas used for low level anesthesia and analgesia in dental surgery. Perhaps you mean 'liquid nitrogen'? That gas, at very low temper... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Depends: Upon level of tissues around the tooth. Google "miller' classification oh gingival recession defects". Both "free gingival" and "sub epithelial connec... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Most likely: Perrier contains 0.18ppm f. Cities that add Fluoride to their water "idealize" to 1ppm--nearly 5 times the dosage in perrier--not enough to harm, not ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
No: Best to see your dentist asap or leave the lesion alone. If you irritate or manipulate the lesion, you are likely to expand the area and make it worse... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Prodrome: Initial stages are an inflammatory rash that burns, itches and are contagious. Recurrent form is a cold sore--starts as an irritation like chapped lip... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Commit: Commit to daily home care, quit smoking, a night-guard, regular dental hygiene and exams.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
FDA?: Fda governs how medications and materials are marketed--there are many useful 'off-label' therapies in medicine. Clinically proven: Acyclovir and its ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Need a photo: Without a photo or more accurate description that shows the area and size of the "air pocket" it is impossible to tell. See your dentist for an evalua... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Depends : Immediate dentures can be placed on the day of extraction. They can be re-adapted to the healing gums, as they shrink from the swelling, every few wee... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Get sleep test: A polysomnogram will help you find out if your adequate time in bed is giving you adequate time in deep sleep and oxygenation. Rem and delta sleep sta... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
48 hours: Rossi and simone (http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/australian_medicines_handbook) advise waiting 48 hours after completion of therapy before consuming a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Not usually: All surgery carries risks. Discuss your specific risks with your doctor before the appointment. You will likely not need catheterization as the proce... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Depends : Upon the reason for extraction. If infected and high risk of residual transmission into surrounding bony socket (osteomyelitis), i would prescribe pro... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Tooth erosion : Gerd melts teeth with a huge increase in decay activity. Often referred to as indigestion, is often recommended to be treated with Tums (calcium carbo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Strawberry??: Baking soda is a terrific deodorizer and mildly abrasive. It will not whiten the teeth like a professional whitener, but can remove superficial stains... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Possibly: Aspiration of any liquid into the lungs can be dangerous. If you are generally healthy, with healthy teeth and gums, the risk is saliva is low. At 36,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
No: Osa is neither caused nor cured by the use of any vinegar. Your teeth can suffer permanent damage/decay from reflux associated with sleep apnea or fro... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Possible failure : Root canal therapy is not foolproof. Though good, +/-95% success rates at 15 years, treatment can fail ~5% of the time. Yours sounds like you've devel... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
See your dentist : Your dentist will tell you for sure. Could be a canker, but may be a parulis--or opening for a sinus tract (abscess drainage port). Both will exhibit ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes: Stitches are used primarily to close a wound and stop bleeding. They are only occasionally needed after tooth removal. Pressure with the sterile gauze... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Diet & Oral Hygiene: Two different things. Brushing/flossing help to manage gum disease mechanically. Tooth decay is primarily a chemical process. No amount of brushing ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
No: It is never normal to have pus pockets appear. They represent your body's efforts to rid itself of an unwanted thing (think: splinter). See your denti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: Major concern of trauma is concussion. "severe" facial trauma 4 days ago would result in numerous soft and bony tissue injuries to blood vessels, nerv... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Marketing hype : Dr. Paul keyes developed the "keyes method" for oral hygiene in early '70s. He used baking soda (to neutralize plaque acids) and hydrogen peroxide (to... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Not smart : As a parent of a tweenager and dentist to hundreds more, the last thing you want to of is wrap your (expensive!) retainer(s) in a napkin. Simply brus... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Anything you want : A canker sore is an inflammatory lesion. Like a sunburn, it will exaggerate sensations like hot and cold. As long as you know that , you can drink wha... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
See PCP AND dentist : Her blood sugar levels are roughly 2x what they should be--indicating poor control of her diabetes. She needs to be seen by her pcp to get it under ch... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Dental?!? : Ticks don't have teeth! a "bruise" around a tick "bite" could be the initial inflammatory reaction from a deer tick that is infected with lyme disease... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 33 years experience
Best: TIME: Though i routinely prescribe nsaids to control pain from canker sores during the 3-5 days that they are uncomfortable. In rare cases, called "major ap... Read More

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Dec 8, 2013
I recommend Dr Bobbitt. He is a valued member of the Healthtap team. He is providing an outstanding service to the public through his Healthtap contributions. He provides understandable, clear & accur...Read More
Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Bobbitt consistently gives excellent answers and advice in a thorough, to the point, and articulate manner. His dedication to our profession and his patients is apparent.
Highly recommend.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Hi. Thanku, but I've had a checkup and xrays. Nothing showing,so waiting for my dentist to check. So Im guessing exercise won't harm then?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

USAF Ehrling Berquist Strategic Hospital

Awards

Fellowship, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Mastership, Academy of General Dentistry
Associate Fellowship, World Clinical Laser Institute

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry, Master
American Dental Association
International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow

Publications

I have no written puclications, but have two clinical research trials in process.
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