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Dr. Fay Gyapong

Dentistry
Portland, OR
32 years experience

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Office

Portland, OR

Address

833 SW 11th Avenue , Suite 1015, Portland, OR
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Oregon

Doctor Q&A

87 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Bad Breath and Teeth: If the removal of your wisdom teeth and the origin of your "bad breath" are not related to any systemic or immune response problems, I do not see a di... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Swelling: Having a cut or bruise at the back of the tongue can be serious, especially if you are presenting with ongoing symptoms. I suggest that you visit you... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Bitter taste: Certain medications cause a bitter taste as well as infections. There may be a systemic problem. A suggestion would be to identify when this problem d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Diagnosis: You did not mention when this problem began or whether you recently started taking any new medications or whether you have any allergies etc. As all t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Phenol Oral : Generally speaking, i you ingest small and/or recommended amounts of phenol oral anesthetic, you should not have a problem unless you are hypersensiti... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Sour taste: I suggest that you consider visiting an endocrinologist who may help with a diagnosis. Enough information surrounding your concern was not provided. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Teeth : If the "six tiny dots" as you describe, have been diagnosed to be "cavities" by your dentist and are in need of treatment, you should share your conc... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Vist your MD or DMD: If you brush with your stated frequency, consider that you may have an issue with your brushing technique which your dentist should be able to help yo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
4 front teeth: Having only 4 front teeth at 15 months is a bit outside the normal range for teeth eruption. A visit to a pediatric or general dentist would be most ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Green tongue: As with any pathology or deviation from the normal, i suggest that you have your tongue evaluated by an oral maxillofacial surgeon or by an oral patho... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Wisdom tooth : Regardless if the wisdom tooth infection is small or large, it would be in your best interest to visit a general dentist or an oral maxillofacial surg... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Gum Grafting: Sometimes it is helpful to seek second opinions. Asking why treatment was not rendered with little information is nearly impossible to effectively ans... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Retainers: It is common for a person to wear a dental retainer after they have been in active orthodontics "braces". The retainer helps to keep the desired posit... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Estradiol: One of the benefits of Estradiol is it's ability to help prevent osteoporosis. The same mechanism that helps with preserving bone may be of benefit w... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Dental Hygiene: The correct mechanical action of flossing, which removes plaque and food products from between the teeth, and brushing which removes plaque from your... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Dark red sore: You did not mention the duration of the lesion or if there was any trauma associated with the lesion etc. You should visit your dentist for an evaluat... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Many questions: It appears that you may have multiple issues and possibly not all dental related. For your swollen left tonsil which you report causing a tickle in yo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Implant Crown: Generally speaking, once the dental implant has integrated/solidified in the bone (3-4 months for the lower jaw and 4-6 months for the upper jaw), it ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
The sting: You may still feel the "sting" of the "novacaine" after receiving "laughing gas" but generally, you don't care as much or notice it.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Risk: I do not know of any interventive treatment with no risks. In your situation obviously if you had treatment prior to conception that would have been... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Swollen gums: Swelling or inflammation is usually an indication that there is an infection or trauma. This is a concern that must be assessed by your dentist who t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Palatal expander: Palatal expanders may take a person up to two weeks or more to get used to depending upon the degree of sensitivity of the individual and then each ti... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Consultation : With most individuals who have heart concerns, especially at your relatively young age, your dentist may want to consult with your cardiologist to dis... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Post Extraction: Hard sore bumps after wisdom tooth extraction? This question requires more information such as time frame after surgery, location of sore areas etc. I... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
5 year old : Your 5 year old daughter who will not allow your dentist look in her mouth sounds fearful and uncomfortable. Some suggestions include: making several... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Pain: If it has been three days since the extraction and the area is painful and swollen, you may be experiencing a post surgical complication which may be ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Resolvable stitches: The stitches generally serve the purpose of protecting the surgical site for several days and so it is advisable to leave them in tact. If they are tr... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Possible Infection: It would be ideal to return to the dentist who performed the surgery and have the area evaluated as soon as possible.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
It depends: Every dental concern is unique. When selecting a toothpaste or toothbrush, one should consider if you need a special type of paste to address sensiti... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Painfull swallowing : This sounds serious. Visit your md or ENT doctor asap.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
CMT: As with most degenerative diseases, solutions must often times be dynamic. Modifying the consistency of foods so that you may chew them easily, takin... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
No anesthetic?: Depending upon the degree of difficulty of the tooth requiring extraction and a person's pain threshold, the pain may be extreme to negligible.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
TMJ/Ear problem: Your concern of TMJ and ear discomfort may be related. I am not familiar with the therapy that you describe. Usually TMJ problems are an acquired pr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Tickling teeth: This is curious. The first thing that comes to mind is that there may be an irritant nearby the gums/teeth causing that "tickling" sensation. One su... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Trismus: You may be experiencing a temporary condition called "trismus". Usually if you gently practice stretching your mouth open by placing your pointer on ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Periodontal Disease: There are many things that you may do to help stop periodontal disease from getting worse. 1) if you smoke, consider quitting 2) visit your dentist f... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Fever and treatment: The decision to start treatment on a patient who has a fever depends on the circumstances surrounding the fever. The cause of the fever is important ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Some Decay: Ideally all clinical "decay" should be removed. There are isolated instances when if the decay is very close to the nerve, your dentist may leave a s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Return for a visit: Depending upon the condition of the teeth prior to treatment, filling material used, or the reaction of the teeth to treatment, having sensitive teeth... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Post procedure: This is a procedure whereby a dentist will surgically remove some tissue from around a tooth that has a compromised or too short remaining tooth struc... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Sore throat: You did not mention how long this has been occurring. I suggest you visit your doctor for a proper assessment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Gingivostomatitis: Typically gingivostomatitis is a viral or bacterial infection which may be very painful. You should visit your dentist who may provide you with some ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Your tongue: Your symptoms sound serious and i would suggest that you visit and oral maxillofacial surgeon as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation. There ar... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Dental products: Dental products undergo stringent testing in order to merit the american dental association seal of approval so if any question, simply look for the a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Oral Surgeon: A broken jaw may be treated when a patient has not teeth. More information would be required such as how the jaw was broken, where the breaks are and ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Adverse reactions: Even thought some of the reactions you report sound common, the fact that you report having several significant reactions, including the dry mouth whi... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Nose pain: This is a concern that you should have evaluated immediately by either your dentist or an ENT specialist. You did not mention if you sustained any tra... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Toothache: The toothache may have already been a problem but perhaps did not manifest until the adjacent tooth was treated or the pain may be originating from th... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Sinus passage: It is normal to have some fear or reservations associated with any operation however, it appears that you are not getting the information you need in ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
Expired mouth rinse : I believe that those who perform sanitary piercings, provide you with appropriate after care solutions. It is usually not a good practice to use any ... Read More

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Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gyapong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you.I pray and have faith that he answers my prayers.God bless you
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Thanks for your quick reply! How can I get swallowing to go down?
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Awards

Top Dentist, Second Place, Idaho - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Idaho - Spring
2015
Top Dentist, First Place, Idaho - Spring
2015
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