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Dr. Pamela Asseff

Dentistry
Louisville, KY
29 years experience female

Locations

Pamela J Asseff, DDS, PSC

Louisville, KY

Address

3046 Breckenridge Lane, Suite 101, Louisville, KY, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(502) 491-0695

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

About

Bio

Graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1993. Member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Member of Brownsboro Road BNI chapter.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Kentucky

Doctor Q&A

189 Answers
319 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
See oral surgeon : Have the dentist who extracted the tooth evaluate the swelling.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Operation smile: Operationsmile.Org is an international charity that helps children with cleft lip and palate. 1-888-677-6453.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Possible: The baby could be teething. Consider an ear infection. The pressure could be uncomfortable and cause him to stop nursing. Does he have any drainage? I... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
No: You are it's likely not allergic to the local anesthetic but the preservative in the local anesthic.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Iron deficiency: Try taking an iron supplement. It will take time for the nail to show improvement.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Indigestion: This can be atypical reflux. But get your heart checked to be safe.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Sinus tract: Thus can be the site where the infection from your tooth is draining.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Nothing: The mitral valve is a bicuspid valve. This means there are 2 leaflets for both the mitral and bicuspid valve.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Salivary gland: Often this occurs with damage to a minor salivary gland. It should be a clear lesion. The lump is filled with saliva. Often this will go away on its... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Surgically: Typically following anesthesia, the gums is laid back and bone is removed around the tooth. Once the dentist has access to the tooth, he or she shoul... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Red or white halo: Often herpes simplex cause a red or white halo around an ulcerated area on the tongue. It starts as a blister and after the blister pops you see the r... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
No: Your immune system with any autoimmune disease is in overdrive. With sjogrens syndrome salivary tissues are affected. This does not mean it completely... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Decay: Caries is a word that is used to describe dental decay.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
For a short time: Often gingivitis happens with braces. Once the braces are removed the gingivitis improves and gums shrink. If this causes the sensitivity, try a sens... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Flulike symptoms: If you have oral chlamydia, you would typically develop a sore throat first followed by flulike symptoms. These symptoms include decreased appetite, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes: It is not abnormal to have a patient come in with a toothache that turns out to be a sinus infection. Patients will describe pain in the upper teeth o... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Maybe: Swelling from extraction of impacted wisdom teeth may cause throat pain.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Use tap water: Nursery water often filters out fluoride.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants are the most realistic way to replace missing teeth. Ask your dentist about implants.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Clenching/grinding: Is it possible that you are grinding or clenching your teeth? This will often cause sensitivity. I would also not use any tarter control or whitenin... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia describes a white patch, however it is not a diagnosis. Often the white patch is a fungal infection. See your physician or dentist for tre... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes: An active herpetic infection can be spread from mouth to genital areas. Herpes can also be spread from genital areas to the mouth.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
No: Ice helps keep swelling down but does not slow bleeding. Apply pressure to stop bleeding. Also wet a black pekoe tea bag and apply to the bleeding si... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Yeast infection: Sounds like thrush. Have you taken any antifungal medication? Using the medication in conjunction with probiotics will relieve the pain and prevent fu... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Taste buds: Many people think bumps in your tongue are abnormal. The tongue should not be smooth. Normal size taste buds are on the front of the tongue. Larger ta... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Alcohol: Try soaking a cotton ball in alcohol, then squeeze excess in ear. This alcohol should dry up the water. Stagnant water can creat an environment that ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Use: Use a fluoride rinse to help keep cavities to a minimum. Also drink less soda and drink more water.
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A member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Ulceration: The brown recluse spider bite starts out as reddened skin that then blisters and then ulcerates. Expect mild to moderate pain and itching 2-8 hours f... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Infection: The white patches sound like you have a post op infection. The hardness may be swollen lymph nodes. See the dentist who extracted the wisdom tooth.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Not bad: The high palate often narrows the palate. The orthodontist will usually try to widen the palate if the high palate affects how the teeth fit together.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
No: Leukoplakia is a description not a diagnosis. Leukoplakia describes a white patch on a mucous membrane.Hpv is an infection caused by the human papillo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Infection: This sounds like a bacterial or viral infection. Rest and relaxation to recover from this are in order. This may resolve on its own. If this gets wor... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Nutritional issues: Have you had a physical with bloodwork? Some of the symptoms can be due to vitamin deficiency. The bloodwork should point out where the deficiency exi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
No: People often get canker sores more than once a year. Try to identify when you get the sores. If can be stress, infections, or certain foods. Good lu... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Go back to dentist: Sound like it could be a dry socket. Pain medication will not relieve the pain. Other problems after an extraction can cause pain. Let the dentist id... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
About a week: The extraction site heals in about 7 to 10 days. Try chewing on that side after about a week.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Operculum: The flap a tissue covering your wisdom tooth is known as an operculum. This this can be cut off. Often it is difficult to keep the wisdom teeth clean ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Food particles: The dry socket means you lost the blood clot that formed when the tooth was pulled. Food particles can pack into that area. See your dentist and they... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Many possibilities: The swelling can be from a gum infection, trauma, a burn from hot cheese( known as pizza burn), packing food between teeth(often a popcorn kernel), or... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Frequency: How often do you get canker sores? If you think about it, do the canker sores come after eating certain foods, during stressful times, or while you ha... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
It can be: Teeth can be sensitive after a filling. See your dentist to evaluate if the filling is too high. Was the feeling deep, this can cause sensitivity. So... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Fluid filled blister: The herpes infection begins as a cluster of painful fluid filled blisters that then ulcerate. The ulcers look like a red ring with a yellowish center.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes: The drainage can give you a bad taste and bad breath.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes: Yes you can take diclofenac for a toothache. Other nsaids are the first choice such as ibuprofen, naprysyn or anaprox (naproxen).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Uncommon: Ear nerve damage probably will not cause tooth pain.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Stain removing: Using toothpaste and sodium bicarbonate will remove stains. Do not use all the time it is coarse. Use about once or twice a week.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
See the dentist: There are about 30 different reasons for a lump inside your tongue. See your dentist to identify the cause.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
yes: The bumps are probably circumvellate papilla and are normal.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
To a degree: The jaw muscles can enlarge with clenching of the teeth but not enlarging of the jaw.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 29 years experience
Probably not: The dry socket happens when you lose the blood clot from the extraction site.
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Apr 26, 2014
Very knowledgeable and experience dentist to refer to your family and friends.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Asseff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Asseff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes he gave me ib profen. But ive only taken it once. Was trying to deal with the pain. I dont like taking meds. But i will use it today.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I definately suffer from anxiety :-). Thankyou for replying.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! The bleeding is minimizing little by little.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Dentistry - Texas A&M Health Science Center, TX
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Louisville Region, KY - Summer
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Kentucky - Summer
2013
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentisrty
Business Networking International Brownsboro Road Chapter
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