Dr. Fay Gyapong

Dentistry
Portland, OR
33 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Tooth in Palate: If your 13 month old has a tooth erupting in the palate as you describe, that may present unwelcome problems. I suggest that you visit a pediatric de... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Toothpaste: Your symptoms do not seem like anything that toothpaste would help. I would visit a dermatologist or your primary physician for an evaluation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Missing teeth: Although you may have 4 missing teeth this does not necessarily mean that you will require 4 dental implants. Availability of space, bone height, bon... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes: Loose teeth may "tighten back up" but is dependent upon several factors including but not limited to; the severity of your periodontal disease; habit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
22% carbamide : There are various strengths of carbamide peroxide available from your dentist for teeth bleaching. One of the more common side effects when using the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes worry: Visit a physician for a proper diagnosis. Strep throat could potentially progress to more complications if it goes untreated.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Alvogyl: After being treated with Alvogyl for a dry socket, you should be able to resume your normal activities with relative comfort. Follow the post care in... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Abscess : Depending upon the location, severity and often times the duration of the abscess , yes it may. Have this addressed asap.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Night Guards: There are so many types of night guard appliances which are designed to meet the individual and unique needs of the patient as well as a patient's tol... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Swollen face: It may be possible to have a tooth extracted with a swollen face but that is the decision made best between you and the treating health care professio... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Sore neck: If the sore neck is consistent with the side where you had the molar extracted i would visit the health care provider for a follow up exam just to con... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Sinus infection : Depending upon the severity of your sinus infection you may require antibiotics. I suggest that you visit your physician for a proper recommendation.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
White spot : Any lesion that persists for more than a week should be definitively diagnosed. I suggest that you visit an ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) physician for ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Operculecromy: An operculectomy procedure which involves surgically removing excess tissue usually associated with a molar tooth is usually performed under local ane... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Post op: It appears that if the painful area that persists in the area where you had tooth #2 extracted over two weeks ago, it may be a bone fragment that has ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Many things: The cause of the asymmetry of the lingual tonsils can be best determined after several questions are considered such as the presence of pain and if so... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
White patches: Unusual white patches in the mouth is always a concern especially if it is something that you have recently noticed. It would be prudent to visit your... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Gum Health: Usually but not always, when a person spits up flecks of blood after brushing their teeth, this could mean that a person is exhibiting signs of advanc... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Wisdom teeth : The process of wisdom teeth extraction is unique for each patient. Some of the commonalities include a thorough examination by the treating doctor wh... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Cracked filling: Because cracked fillings, often lead to more serious problems, i suggest that you visit your dentist as soon as you are able and have the problem eval... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Fluid in ears: I would definitely seek an evaluation with an ear nose & throat doctor for a proper assessment.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Black gum area : If the color of your 6 year old's gum is an unusual color and you feel that it is related to the recent surgical procedure, you should return to the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Teething: It does sound as though your 6 month old may be teething. It is not too early to take her in for an initial visit with a pediatric or general dentist.... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Numbness: The symptoms that you describe may be attributed to many possible concerns. You did not mention the duration nor the onset of these symptoms. You may ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Halitosis: Bad breath may stem from a variety of things such as periodontal disease ( gum disease), tooth decay, bacteria, food accumulation in the tonsilar fold... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
BP, Blood Clot, Pain: The pain that you describe warrants immediate attention. You should visit a physician asap!
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Damaged molar: A damaged tooth even in the absence of pain should be treated as it may cause more serious problems in the future. If you are a dental phobic, try see... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 years experience
Cold sores: Cold sores may develop inside the mouth most commonly but may present almost anywhere on the face, inside or outside of the nose and lips. Cold sores ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 33 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
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Testimonials
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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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