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Dr. Bruce Elkind

Dentistry
Royal Palm Beach, FL
40 years experience male

Locations

Bruce L.Elkind,DDS,PA

Royal Palm Beach, FL

Address

9100 belvedere Rd, Ste 208, Royal Palm Beach, FL
Directions

Fax

561-798-7889

Office

Royal Palm Beach, FL

About

Bio

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Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

27 Answers
38 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Bleeding gum: It's normal for tissues to be inflamed when baby teeth are just lost. Have your dentist check the area to make sure there's no other reason for the bl... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Unusual pano: What did the dentist see that "she didn't like"? Too vague to determine from this alone.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Bump in mouth: Heat draws infection towards it. You may have an a symptomatic abscess, no pain associated with it. So when you ate hot food the drainage welled up an... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Enlarged tongue: There are many conditions that can cause the tongue to feel enlarged. Hypothyroid condition is one... Without a full medical history and exam it is im... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Ear pimple: The skin in your ear and canal have glands that produce oils and wax. If the duct gets blocked it produces pimples, just like elsewhere on the body.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Correcting sunken in: Consult an orthodontist who uses the damon system. There is claims that you can guide bone with tooth movement, therefore you can correct the cave in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Bridge the gap: Braces move teeth around slowly to close gaps between teeth. It can take months up to a year but your orthodontist should have given you a time frame ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Whitening toothpaste: Unless you want to buy otc whitening strips, then try whitening toothpaste or baking soda and peroxide, which has worked for some. Good luck!
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Root canal: If your cardiologist gives you medical clearance, it should not be hard finding someone to do the needed root canal. They should at least get you on s... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Mouth ulcer: Try over the counter orabase ointment. If that doesn't work your dentist can prescribe kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase. It shortens the duration of... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
No cure: Unfortunately there is no cure, just treatment. Some medications to lessen the pain and duration, some foods to avoid, and maybe treat with laser to a... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
TMJ may be from bite: Tmj is a syndrome that presents with many symptoms, and may be cause by many factors. There are studies indicating that TMJ is due to and caused by bi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Ovarian cysts: If this was a dermoid cyst of the ovary, it is ectodermal or skin tissue in origin, just like where hair and teeth come from. Therefore, it can develo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Whiten teeth: You can try over the counter whitening strips. They seem to work for a lot of my patients, at less cost than professional whitening procedures.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Metallic taste : A common side effect of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is metallic taste, and it will go away. It's harmless and you shouldn't worry.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Magnum detox: I don't have any experience with magnum detox mouthwash. It has not been evaluated by the fda, so the the claims have not been substantiated. You wil... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Smoking : If you had an extraction one week ago, and have not smoked the whole time, why not consider quitting permanently... It's a lot safer, not to mention t... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Lump under tongue: You should see an oral surgeon... It may be related to vascular tissue... A hemangioma. If it was cause by trauma it would have subsided on its own. G... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sperm count: You should be fine, depends on how it is administered and for how long and dose. You can also check with the doctor who prescribed it.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Ignore: Ask your dentist if a trabecular implant by zimmer is right for you, fuses to bone sooner than most.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Bumps on tongue: The tongue normally has bumps on the back called papillae. If they appear to be enlarging you should let your dentist examine them to give you peace o... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Oral cancer: As in any cancer, early detection and treatment is crucial to the best possible prognosis to any cancer remission.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Zymaxid side effects: One of the side effects listed is a bad after taste or altered taste, but it's possible you may have dry mouth as well. You should report any side eff... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Wisdom teeth: There is a good chance that the 4th one is impacted as well. Otherwise, it may be missing. Either way, if it's been some time, get an exam at your den... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Stinging pain: Depending on how long ago the tooth was removed... This could be normal. Otherwise, you might be getting infection starting, or the nerve may have bee... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Still congested: should see a dentist just in case your tooth is infected, affecting your sinus!
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
Dentistry 40 years experience
Draining cyst: Sounds like an infection, you need to see your dr. You may need to be on antibiotic and diagnose what the problem is and treat it!

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Apr 1, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Elkind is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Elkind is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Dentist already knows. Can't afford the guard until next year.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1983MD
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