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Dr. Theodore Davantzis

Dentistry
Bayside, NY
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bayside, NY

Address

200-12 44th Avenue, Bayside, NY
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Northern Plaza Dental Care

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About

Bio

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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

10K Answers
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Absolutely: Inflamed gingiva would be called gingivitis. If left untreated, it could turn into periodontitis and loss of teeth. Your post leaves much to the imagi... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Possibly: Depends on how deep they are and your pain tolerance. In addition, Nitrous oxide can be used to help with the discomfort. Realistically billions of in... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Radiolucency: The prudent option is to treat the tooth with the obvious pathology, the one you know needs dental care. More often than not, your other symptoms will... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Normal: Most of the time there is little if any discomfort, but your symptoms are not unusual. Take anti-inflammatory pain meds and contact your dentist if th... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Absolutely: Appears you've diagnosed yourself. Now see a dentist to be treated.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Chemical Taste: You may have leakage of the sterilant under the temporary filling. This is not uncommon and usually passes in a day or so. If the root canal was recen... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Do no harm: That's the oath taken by all doctors. Do you really think that your providers, the equipment manufacturers, and the board of health want to purposely ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Operculum: If the tag of tissue is covering the posterior part of your wisdom tooth, it is probably inflamed due to food/bacterial impaction or trauma from the m... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
In a month, no: Periodontal disease takes many years to manifest itself, so a patient has ample opportunity to treat the condition. Caught in its early stages, period... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Home remedies?: There are no home remedies for dental treatment. You can go now, when your pain is not excruciating, or you can go when you're swollen and the pain is... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
It's necessary: If you broke off part of your tooth, it should be evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause and to have the tooth restored. Broken teeth should no... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Possible infection: Best bet is to get to a local dentist ASAP to determine if there is a problem with your teeth.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Must be a cause: It's terrific that you have great home care, but there must be some other factor or factors that have contributed to your bone loss. May I suggest you... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Please see dentist: The black areas can indicate cavities or stained calculus. Please make appointment for an exam.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
It should pass..: ... But please see your dentist regarding the remaining tooth.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Chemical burns: You may have chemically burned the soft tissues Please seesee your physician for your throat and your dentist for that tooth. Orajel is for teething b... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Fracture: The tooth may be fractured. It's called a "cracked tooth syndrome". If your general dentist cannot determine the cause, seek the experience of an endo... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Not much: It should pass without incident.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
No worries..: You'll heal just fine.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Self Medication: Penicillin will not solve your dental issues. Antibiotics are great for infections, but do not fix rotten teeth. You will need to see a dentist immedi... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Gums and teeth: Gingival tissue is living tissue. It cannot be made to migrate to an area where it has receded, but it can be grafted if needed. The outside of your t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
TMJ ?: Very possible. Could even be a wisdom tooth. Without an exam, no one can tell. Call your dentist for an appointment.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
You can: Regardless of the cause of the infection, you need to look at the big picture: is the bony support strong enough to warrant extensive care on the toot... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sensitive teeth: Not sure which teeth were filled or how deep the restorations are. A common cause of maxillary tooth sensitivity in sinusitis (allergies/common cold) ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Phone Call: Call a local dentist for an emergency appointment. In the meantime take OTC pain meds to ease the discomfort. Please call ASAP before your pain become... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
For sure: Antibiotics will help control an infection. You need to see your dentist sooner than later.... try to get the appointment moved up.
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A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Varies: It depends on your age, the condition of your teeth and gingiva, and how well you maintain them at home. Some people need to be seen three and even fo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes it can: Did you discuss all of your meds with your dentist? Use additional means of bc while taking the antibiotics and discuss your concerns with the prescri... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Orthodontist: Your best bet is to see a local orthodontist for a consultation. Depending on the amount of overbite (and overjet) orthodontic care can slightly chang... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Dysgeusia: Need to determine the cause. Your bad taste and/or bad breath may be coming from periodontal problems, cavities, infections, or acid reflux. Once the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Referred Pain: Yes, it is possible. Now that you are being treated you should feel better.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Perfectly normal: The tissue is thin there and the veins are close to the surface. Don't worry about this.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Shooting Pain: Multiple possibilities, including sinus issues, non-vital teeth, and bruxism. See your dentist first to rule out tooth related causes, then see your p... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Tooth Eruption: Teeth sometimes erupt at slightly different rates. Her dentist would be the best person to address your questions or concerns.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
No: Any medicaments used for your root canal therapy will remain within the confines of your tooth.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Not usually: Your jaw is quite hard.. it would take a substantial amount of trauma to damage it. Try not brushing so hard... gently but thoroughly.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Treatment: It depends on how it is being treated... has your dentist started root canal therapy or given you antibiotics? Without care the abscess will not heal ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Unfortunately no: If there were, there would be no need for restorative dentists, right? Please see a local dentist to have your damaged or decayed teeth restored.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Unrelated: Not showering will not affect your teeth. Not brushing and flossing will.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
See oral surgeon: Taking antibiotics will not solve your problem. The tooth appears to need extraction.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
You'll be fine: Try to space out the medication and use as directed.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Relax: Brush your teeth normally, you should be fine.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
It shouldn't...: Unless you've bitten your tongue, cheek, or choked.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Not unusual: It may take a few more weeks for the area to feel even better.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Abscess: If there is an abscess, it means there is an infection. Not quite sure what you mean by "looks like an abscess", but if has not resolved on it's own i... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes, they do: Over time, teeth can shift. No reason the RPD should do more harm than good, unless it doesn't fit properly or meticulous oral hygiene is not maintain... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
More info needed...: How long ago was the tooth extracted? You may still be "numb" from the anesthesia. If more than 12 hours, contact the surgeon who extracted the tooth.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Doubtful: Unless you had a developmental defect of that tooth... and if so, a prior dentist would have mentioned it. High blood pressure and diabetes don't hurt... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
OTC Pain Meds: Lidocaine ointment is more a topical anesthetic and really won't do much. See if you can move your appointment up, most offices can accommodate an eme... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Draining infection ?: Very well might be. If the infection clears up an you still have that taste, see your dentist. All the best...
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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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