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Dr. Robert Brodsky

Geriatrics
Murrysville, PA
59 years experience male

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I work for a friend, Dr. Bruce Zucker

Address

Home Creekview Lane. Jamison, PA 18976
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Murrysville, PA

About

Bio

I was born in Phila., PA in 1939. I went to Central High School, Temple University undergraduate school and Temple Dental School. My hobbies are surf fishing, cabinet making, photography, Torah study and some language study (Spanish and Hebrew). I was a dentist in the Army from 1966 to 1968.

Specialties
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Geriatrics

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

291 Answers
43 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Topiocal: You may need some sort of plastic mouth piece into which you can place something basic to fight the stomach acid.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
2 to 3 days: What else was done or scheduled. If there is a cause for the infection needing drainage, that cause has to be addressed.
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Drop the meds: Change or stop using the meds. If an md gave them to you, check with him first.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Have it looked at: It ciould be a blocked gland, physical trauma, allergic reaction or cancer. Have it looked at!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
May lose it: It seems the root canal treatment is failing. 1. Redo it. 2. If root is fractured, remove tooth.. 3. If redo doesn't work, extraxt it. Thank g-d... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Plaque: Biofilm builds up on teeth naturally. If you don't clean it off, things get imbedded in it and cause lots of dental problems.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
An Idea: Most mouth ulcers are a herpes type. Some chronic cases of this (if this is what it really is) can be treated by having an injection made from a dea... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Maybe: Some nuscle soreness in the jaw area is sometimes labeled a TMJ problem. It may very well be, but first try warm towels a few times a day and some w... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Anatomy?: Sometimes the frenum is just a little too short. The fix for this is a very minor surgical procedure. Sometimes a habit, smoking, diet, etc can caus... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Bacterial infection?: It sounds like some organism is growing on youjr tongue. Have somebody send in a sample so it can be cultured and idenmtified, a quick fix could be... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Sure: Go ahead. Then you won't be aware that you are restaining your teeth. Both you and the dentist will think the procedure lasted longer than it really... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Yes and no: Saliva slowly dissolves this glue, so the fix is only temporary. After it comes apart again, the margins needed fit together are sometimes not clean ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Both: The initial redness swells up, bursts, and then becomes the sore.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Yes: A simple herpes lesion shojuld be on the way out by now. This seems to be something else. It ssounds more like some kind of bacterial or viral situa... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Probably not.: But, who really knows? Referred pain seems to sometimes do anything it likes.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
No.: It was probably a temporary, short blockage of a salivary duct.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Ea something else: Eat something tasty now, and don't do that other thing again.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Yes: Have an oral surgeon look at it asap. It could be nothing but local irritation, but it doesn't sound that way. Tumor means swelling. This can be ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Allergy: It sounds like a local irritation or allergy.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Yes: The most frequent cause is inflamed gums because of poor hygiene. If your teeth are clean, then there could be a systemic problem. See your dentist ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Check against the kn: Most people have been to a dentist and have dental records including xrays. You can compare the things found on the older records to the person yoju ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Any minute: The salt water may be slowing things up. The healing has to come through what the body sets up in the socket. If you wash any of it out, it could sl... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Wait a week: These lesions go away in about a week. There are some things that can be put on them to burn them away, anesthetize them, dry them out, or numb them.... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Eithetr one: Just get it out. It is usuallu a simple procedure. If it isn't for some reason, your dentist will refer you elsewhere.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Maybe: It depends on how much was swallowed. A little creasts no proplems.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Plan with your denti: There are an almost infinite number of answers to your question. If the teeth should be replaced, there are many ways to do that. You have to talk i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Fluoride: Fluoride, for dental uses, is a chemical element that, when properly applied to tooth enamel, makes that enamel more resistant to being disolved by th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
See your dentist.: The excess gum should be removed and the cavity filled. If the tooth is too far gone to save, have it removed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Not necessarily: If the pulp (nerve) is still alive and not exposed by the fracture, you probably don't need root canal work.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay germs eat sugar. They digest it and secrete acid. This acid disolves tooth structure and we call that decay. So, don't eat the sugar and clean... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Maybe: Why was it done that way? Sometimes the opposing tooth is a little higher than it should be and hopefully it will extrude to make contact and even ou... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Infection?: It sounds like you have some kind of bacterial infection. These things are frequently due to pretty bad oral hygiene conditions. See a dentist.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
YES!: It is so simple to do. Just take the antibiotics and be safe.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
I don't know.: I need to see an xray and also you to determine what is going on.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Anatomy: It sounds like you just noticed your sublingual salivary glands and their ducts.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
See MD: It sounds like your Insulin level has to be recalculated.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
They didn't: If these lesions are around that long, they are probably something other than herpes.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Need a dentist: This can be from cavities, lots of them. See your dentist.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Herpes: He is a little young for this, but it sounds like an initial herpes exacerbation.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Bruxism: It sounds like you are under a lot of tension. Are you clenching your teeth? Are you drinking anything with a straw, frequently?
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
I don't know: Normal anatomy? Trauma caused? Blocked gland? Tumor? Infection?
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Bite in a tea bag.: Some of the contents of regular tea can reduce bleeding. It is also not a bad pressure pack.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
How long?: If the drug is nor working at all after a couple of days, it is time to change the antibiotic. Sometimes a culture can be taken to identify the bacte... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Lots: The ear pain may not be related to the TMJ problems. Mild exercise, warm soaks, possible chiropractic type treatments and muscle relaxants have shown... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
No: If your gums are not sorwe now, whatever your dentist did to protect them worked.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Remove partials: Leaving those immediate dentures in 100% of the time is doing you in. You must have lots of irritating stuff under them by now. They should come out... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Yes: The sore can contain active causitive components.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Geriatrics 59 years experience
Probably not: Except for brushing off surface stain, baking powder should not whiten teeth.

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Mar 19, 2015
Great Dentist!!!
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Mar 29, 2013
Dr. Brodsky confirmed my condition after several Doctors said it could not be ruled out but was improbable. He did say "I think you have...." but gave sensible justification. I feel vindicated! Tha...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Brodsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Wait a minute. It was a confusing #, I admit. I wonder what the percentage of failures prior to osseointegation due to poor pre-planning/case selection. When crown place...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanku, I am booked in for exploratory surgery, but looking to help heal meantime. Without knowing what it is, nt sure what will help...
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Looks like the gen. dds goofed not bringing up issue beforehand!

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Scranton, PA - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Scranton, PA - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, Scranton Region, PA - Summer
2013
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