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

Relax! You've found quality, concerned dental care for your entire family. Our relationship with our patients is both professional and friendly. We work hard to answer your questions completely and thoroughly, and feel that as an educated consumer, you will better appreciated and understand the efforts we make in providing you with the extraordinary dental care and service you expect and deserve.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

11K Answers
6.6K Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Prostate Hyperplasia: Exact cause is unknown, but most likely due to hormones and growth factors, none of which are remotely related to dental fillings.
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A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Determine Cause: How old are you? How is your general health? Smoker? Last visit to a dentist for a general check up and cleaning? If it has been more than six months,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Necessary to treat: If you are asking if it is 'medically necessary' from an insurance coverage standpoint, don't expect your medical insurance to cover the costs... Medi... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Somewhat: But why treat yourself? You still need dental care. There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Too... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
EMERGENCY: Please call a dentist for treatment ASAP. The pain may soon be unbearable.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
See a physician: Your dad needs to be examined by a physician to determine what is causing his ailments. Make an appointment asap so that he can start feeling better s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes, it's possible: Genetics plays a role in the formation of extra teeth.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
No Problem: Very minimal dosage.
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Probably: Don't know how deep it is, but since this does not seem to be an emergency, it can probably wait a short time.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
You're in flux: Our bodies constant change, little bit little, bit by bit. Thirty years from now you will not be exactly the same as you are today. You may be grindin... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Brushing: You can brush it gently with water which won't cost you anything. Generic house brand denture tablets cost about $0.08 each and are designed to do wha... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
You are correct: Many antibiotics kill the cells as they divide, and since they don't all divide at the same time, it takes a while at times to see a difference in you... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Hmm ?: If you're insinuating that your prior periodontist did not diagnose or treat you correctly, you'll have to have another local periodontist review your... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Dental Care: Please see a dentist ASAP. Antibiotics alone will not cure your infection or fix your tooth. Sounds like you have an abscess.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Canine: If the tooth is turning grey, it means the nerve in the tooth has died. That's why you're in pain.. the dead tissue is releasing toxins into your bone... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Periodontist: See a periodontist to have the soft tissues evaluated. That frenum may need to be released to avoid further damage to the gingiva and bone.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Periodontist: Treating those conditions is what they specialize in.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Good Question: Is there really any reason to to take the vicodin the day before surgery? Are you in that much pain that tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working? If so... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Two Week Wait: Waiting two weeks will not change your situation to the point where those teeth are lost. It is unknown why those teeth may be loose... trauma? Infect... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Vague: What dental work? Any injections? Any infections? Upper lip or low lip? One side or both sides? Speak to the dentist who treated you.
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by cavities, periodontitis, sinus issies, your diet, acid reflux, and tonsil stones to name a few. Please see your PCP and de... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
It's true!: Composite will discolor, and since it will not be placed into a cavity, but rather stuck onto the surface of the tooth, it can debond. By changing the... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possibly: Pain and swelling are usually caused by an infection... the filling material is inert. Please have this tooth evaluated by an oral surgeon or an endod... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Might be: Keeping your mouth open for an extended period to allow access to the tooth may have caused your symptoms. The actual root canal procedure would not.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possibly: This determination should be made after reviewing your radiographs and a cephalometric analysis to determine if your problem is skeletal or dental in ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not exactly....: Periodontal problems can contribute to heart problems, but lack of dental problems does not imply your heart is healthy. http://www.perio.org/consume... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sensitivity: If the tooth is sensitive to hot/cold or sweets, the nerve is alive and you most likely do not have an infection, so don't worry. For the record, you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Pits and fissures: Pits and fissures are the areas where the tooth buds coalesced to form the whole tooth. In some people the pits and grooves are deep, whereas in other... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Don't worry: These are only the primary teeth, and realistically there is nothing that can be done at this time to align them. Make sure as you child grows he is e... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Treatment Plan: What exactly is the treatment plan for this tooth? Is the tooth going to be extracted or is it going to be saved with root canal therapy, a post, and ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Non Issue: There is no reason your present dentist should be mad at you for wanting to confirm a treatment plan. If you are really that concerned about offending... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Examination: Your dentist can check to see if there is a crack using various methods. They are sometimes difficult to detect.
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possibly: Can't possibly tell over the internet if the teeth are infected and if the infection is spreading systemically. Considering you don't feel well, it wo... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Oral Surgeon: Your best bet is to have an oral surgeon evaluate your infected teeth and advise you when they can be extracted.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Inflammation: The bone outside of the tooth still has nerve tissue and might be inflamed. Did you have pain or infection before root canal therapy was started? Pain... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Hard to say: Without visualization, it is hard to determine the cause. By now, your child should have an established relationship with a local dentist. If they don... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
More info needed...: Did the tooth fall out naturally or was it traumatized and avulsed? How old is your son? How long ago was the tooth lost? Unless this is truly an emer... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
TMJ ?: It's a possibility. You should have your dentist take a look.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Hard or soft ?: Fixed or movable? Painful or painless? Condition of adjacent teeth? Without the answers to these questions, it's really not possible to diagnose your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Non-vital tooth: If the nerve in your tooth has died, then you're right, those are your only two options. Both are safe. Always best to save a tooth that can be saved.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Dry Socket ?: If it has been two weeks and you are in pain, you should be calling your surgeon for a follow up appointment. Feel better soon...
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Pressure: You have inflammation (and most likely an infection) at the tip of the root. When your blood pressure in that region increases (bending over, lying d... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possibly: Please read the article to this link: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/amelogenesis-imperfecta Amelogenesis imperfecta can have different inheritanc... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Professional Fees: Fees for services vary widely from office office, even in your own town. A consultation from a local dentist is what you need to determine if veneers ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possibly: They may also damage your teeth, gums, and bone if too much pressure is placed on the teeth. Advice would be to see your orthodontist.. bring your ret... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Dental treatment ?: Did your dentist treat you for this tooth and did s/he prescribe the antibiotics? If so, give them a call and let them know the antibiotics are not wo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
None: Toothpaste is not used for pimples. It is used for cleaning teeth. Use a product specifically formulated for extra-oral use.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
TMJ ?: A possibility. Ask your dentist if a night guard is indicated.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Tooth Abscess: At some point in time that abscess will swell up and become more than uncomfortable. You need definitive dental care, not just antibiotics. Please cal... 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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