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Dr. Theodore Davantzis

Dentistry
Bayside, NY
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bayside, NY

Address

200-12 44th Avenue, Bayside, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Northern Plaza Dental Care

NY

About

Bio

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Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

11K Answers
6.4K Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yup: Baby teeth are prone to cavities, too! and your child is depending on you to take care of them until they have the wherewthall to take care of themsel... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
More info needed...: Unless examined, it is impossible to tell over the internet why your tooth is hurting you. Best bet is to see a local dentist.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Ok..: What exactly is your question? If you want to know what caused that "ball of pus", you'll have to see your dentist... can't diagnose these things over... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Diode Laser: A diode laser will speed up the healing without drugs. You'll have to see a local dentist who is equipped with the laser. http://www.amdlasers.com/me... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Dental Care: There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, som... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Well Water: Your private water source almost certainly does not contain fluoride, which in very low concentrations has been shown to prevent cavities and strength... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Can you see it ?: If not, it is impacted (covered by bone and/or gum tissue. A radiograph will determine if it is horizontal in nature. See an oral surgeon for advice.
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Tooth Movement: Healthy teeth will move slightly due to the flexibility of the periodontal ligament which holds them in place. If you haven't seen a dentist in the pa... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Determine the cause: Once the cause of your bad breath is determined, you can address the factors and treat your halitosis Diet, sinus infection, decayed teeth, periodonta... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: They do come with separate heads. Check the model before purchasing.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Absolutely: The need for pain meds vary widely among patients. I've placed implants for close to 30 years and most patients go to work and continue with their nor... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Inflammation: The area is inflamed. Have your dentist closely monitor the site.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Normal: The procedure is invasive and traumatizes the tooth somewhat. Give it a bit of time and it should feel fine. If not, contact your treating dentist.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Oral Surgeon: To an oral surgeon, that is a routine procedure. Their experience and training allow them to treat that problem without consequence.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Neck pain can be expected, vomiting is not. See a local oral surgeon for removal of the wisdom teeth if you are in pain.
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Trismus: Yes, trismus is an unfortunate post operative complication. Your oral surgeon needs to be advised of the situation so that the complication can be man... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Bruxism ?: You may be grinding your teeth at night. A bruxism appliance may be warranted. Please see a local dentist for a proper diagnosis.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
I would think so: Your teeth should not be hurting when eating. Is the food getting stuck between your teeth? You may have cavities or open contacts. Impacted food can ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
See a dentist: Insurance or not, you need treatment. Be seen at a dental school, clinic, or finance your care.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Move appointment: You may have an abscess. See if your appointment can be moved to a sooner date.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yup: AFAIK, you do. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is indicated for use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gin... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Limited Care: Medicaid does cover a few procedures as does medicare part B coverage. For anything major or extensive you'll still be paying out of pocket.
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Ok: Not sure what your question is. This may have been caused by periodontal issues, bruxism, or even vigorous brushing. Without an exam or even your age ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Many Possibilities: Cracked tooth, failing root canal, infection, caries, periodontal disease. Have it checked out
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Periodontitis: Poor oral hygiene can result in so many different systemic issues. Please follow this link for a more detailed explanation: https://www.perio.org/con... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Can take a few days: Your swelling may not subside for a few days.. that's perfectly normal. I agree that the infection should be controlled before the tooth is extracted.... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Question ?: You didn't really ask a question. Those infected teeth as well as any other dental issues should be immediately taken care of. Pain on your left colla... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Labial Frenum: You may have traumatized that area, or you may have an ulcer forming. If the soreness does not resolve on its own within two weeks, or if it seems to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Dry Socket: If you do have a dry socket, it needs to be treated by your dentist. Please call for a follow up appointment.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Unknown: You'll have to research that on your own. This site is for general medical/dental advice, not for individual insurance inquiries.
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Gum Swelling: Please have it examined by a local dentist. Without knowing anything about that tooth, the surrounding teeth, your health and social habits (smoking) ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sometimes: Wisdom teeth are in a very difficult to reach area. Food and bacteria can get caught which may result in decay and bone loss on the distal of the seco... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sorry to hear it...: But you did not ask a question. Best advice is to take him to a dentist.
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Retainers: The retainers only sit on your teeth and not your gingiva. If the periodontist places a healing pack over the graft, the retainer may put excess press... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possibly: But medication alone will not resolve your issues. You'll need to be examined by a dentist to determine the cause of your swelling and the appropriate... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not Normal: This should have been addressed a long time ago. Without knowing anything at all about you, not even your age, your best bet is to be examined by a lo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Flagyl: This medication is not normally used to fight dental infections. Dental infections are usually caused by periodontal issues or rotten teeth. Please se... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Second guessing: You're second guessing your periodontist, someone who is trying to treat your perio condition, and you're asking this panel to assess the quality of y... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
A great idea...: ... is to make an appointment with a local dentist for a thorough exam. You apparently have not been seen for quite a while if your teeth are rotting ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
At least once...: ... twice if you have the time, patience, and a dentition that easily traps food and bacteria (malpositioned teeth). Fastidious brushing is also neces... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. A... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Varies: It could be a few days to a week.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Wisdom teeth: It is unlikely that tooth fragments were left in the extraction site. If you are still in terrible pain one week post op, then your surgeon should be ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
N2O Allergy: An allergy to the inhalation agent, N2O.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possible abscess: Have your dentist take a radiograph. This way you will know for sure if it is related to your teeth.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Cause: What was determined to be the cause of the ulcer? Most lesions resolve on their own in about two weeks. Your dentist apparently feels it is not seriou... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not Uncommon: Pain and swelling after an extraction is not uncommon. But since you had a bone graft in preparation for a future implant, it would be best you contac... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Do it: That lingual frenum is not needed and you don't want your daughter to have speech issues.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possibly: Why not have her orthodontist take a look and refer her to an oral surgeon if necessary?
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Certainly: By now, your daughter should have a longstanding relationship with a local dentist. If she hasn't been to a dentist, now is the time to start. Take he... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jun 9, 2013
Dr. Davantzis is an outstanding dentist and a pleasure to know on a personal basis as well. His answers clearly display his wealth of knowledge, dedication to his patients, and spot on common sense, a...Read More
Dec 5, 2012
I recognize Dr. Davantzis as one of the leaders in the online dental community, who is committed to making a positive difference to those who associate with him, and to patients who pose questions to ...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I would recommend and endore Dr. Davantizis without hesitation. Dr. Davantzis does all he can to not only cut through the confusion that patients struggle with, but he does so with well-thought out a...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! The insurance lady is now researching coverage. A few goals: one is how to handle a failed (been 3.0 yrs.) 3 unit UL perm. bridge for an RPD. Coverage happens at 5.0 yr...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Why is it that 1 Florida perio could not add bone graft UR when it should have been rebuilt as per other perio;that my 3.0 yr. old perm bridge for canine,13,14 failed w...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Glad it is not the palate this time. Tissue does not cover cap. Restorative dds ALWAYS runs back & forth among each of 4 patients. Ongoing issue (5 yrs) all times I go. ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

New York University
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Phi Beta Kappa, New York University
Top Doctor, First Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Northern Plaza Dental Care
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