U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Uttma Dham

Dentistry
Plantation, FL
24 years experience female

Locations

Office

Plantation, FL

Address

180 SW 84th Ave, Suite D, Plantation, FL
Directions

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
55 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Pain post filling: The pain that is still present six weeks after filling could be either from a high filling or if the cavity was deep and close to the nerve of the too... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Teeth sensitivity : Teeth whitening is a process which opens up the dentinal tubules causing the teeth to become more sensitive. The pain comes as "zingers". As a few day... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Tooth pain associated with wisdom teeth eruption can be taken care by taking some pain medication temporarily. For long term results, you may have to ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth are usually the last molars to erupt in an adult. Usually they are either impacted of if erupted in the mouth are mall positioned causing... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Herpetic sores: Hi it is hard to say that without looking at the sores and finding out symptoms. However, it is possible that the herpes virus can cause sores in the... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Tooth build up: From your question it seems like you already have a crown and then they had to do a root canal through the crown. In that situation, just filling the ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
See a dentist: From what you are describing, it seems like its canker sore but in a severe form. The lump underneath your jaw could be swollen lymph node. Cannot sa... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Bleeding gums: Bleeding gums is not normal. Bleeding gums is usually caused when there is gum inflammation present. Gum inflammation can be caused by gingivitis and... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
If: If you had oral surgery done, do not spit, rinse or use a straw for 24 hours.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Teething: In general teething starts at 6 months of age but could be sooner or later in the first year. If tooth does not erupt by end of first year then you ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Crown after RCT: Usually it is advisable to wait two weeks after root canal treatment for the final crown to be placed. During this time it is made sure that the toot... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Teeth extraction: It feels like a lot of pressure during the procedure and wil cause pain after the anaesthesia wears off. It is advisable to take the pain medication b... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Sensitive teeth: It is very hard to say that without examining your mouth. However , if you have generalized sensitivity to hot and cold it may just be sensitive teeth... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Teeth whitening: There are several good ways to whiten the teeth. First one is to use whitening trays with whitening gel. This is given to you by your dentist and you ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Don't stop : You should take your medications as usual . It is important that your blood pressure is under control when you have extraction done.Infact if your blo... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Swollen gums: It could be that your third molar is trying to erupt or you might have an accessed tooth or gum. Please see a dentist as soon as possible to avoid exc... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Flossing: A child should start flossing as soon as the teeth come out and have no spaces between them . If children have spaces between their teeth flossing is ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Root canal treatment: Usually there is a post procedure pain after root canal treatment which should not last more than 3-4 days. If it does then you should contact the tre... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Bad breath,Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by several reasons. Starting with mouth, poor oral hygiene, gum disease dry mouth and not cleaning the tongue everyday could... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Night guard: I would recommend you to go with what your dentist says. If it has been diagnosed that you grind your teeth and you have also noticed thinness in you... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Gum irritation: You can get some over the counter product such as orajel to give you some relief. Warm salt water rinses help as well but the cut will heal on its own... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Wiggly tooth: From your question it seems like your friend has wiggly tooth due to bone loss causes by periodontal disease which is associated with his tobacco chew... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Decayed teeth: If you don't get the cavities taken care of, soon the nerve of those teeth will be involved causing pain and infection and then you will need more com... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Grinding teeth: Signs of grinding teeth are worn out surfaces on the chewing aspect of teeth. Worn down incisal edges of lower and upper front teeth. Wedged out cavit... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Antibiotic course: You should finish the whole course of antibiotics. So what ever days was it prescribed for, take that many days.If it was prescribed for five days the... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Frenectomy- yes: Yes it is necessary to do the frenectomy to prevent relapse of the gap that was closed between the front teeth. The labial frenulum if attached too lo... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
White fillings: Yes, if the gaps are reasonable , a trained dentist could do bondings or the white fillings to close the gaps. Consult with a dentist who does cosmeti... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
No smoking: Yes it would be absolutely not advisable to smoke weed or tobacco especially after the extraction. Your surgery area will not heal and you may even en... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Teeth whitening: There are several good ways to whiten the teeth. First one is to use whitening trays with whitening gel. This is given to you by your dentist and you ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Dry socket: Dry socket is the infection of extraction socket when the blood clot fails to stay with in extraction site causing the disruption of healing process ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
White gums: From your description it sounds like a possibility of tooth trying to erupt. Try using oragel and then area pediatric dentist to confirm.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Teeth whitening: You can whiten your teeth if you are at least 18 years old and your teeth are decay free and healthy . There are two kinds if whitening- in office and... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Epinephrine in blood: Whenever you get palpitations in dental chair after local anesthesia is administered, most likely the epinephrine in the medication went in your blood... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Pain: Pain and swelling in teeth is a sign of infection either in a tooth or in gums around the tooth. The best remedy is to go see a dentist who can treat ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
If: If you like sweets and want to avoid cavities, all you do is brush thoroughly right after eating.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Dental check up: Hi, no dentists don't make the cavities worse by poking the holes. The cavities are caused by the acid produced by bacteria which in turn live on plaq... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Teething: In general teething starts at 6 months of age but could be sooner or later in the first year. If tooth does not erupt by end of first year then you ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Itchy gum: Could be caused by an ill fitting crown which might be impinging on the gum. It would be very hard to tell without looking at the x-rays and clinical ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Night guard: Invisalign retainers will not act as night guards. Night guards are made of thicker material to withstand night grinding which is is very powerful. If... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Teeth whitening: Every individual's teeth whiten differently. You cannot predict the efficacy of whitening products( 35% carbamide peroxide in your case) as they have ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Bad breath : Remedies for bad breath include regular oral hygiene, dental cleanings, brushing the tongue everyday. Keep the mouth moist all the time and if you ha... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Quitting sugar: Well, you can start by reducing some sugar like if you were eating 15-20 candies a day then reduce them to 3-5 . Similarly, if you were drinking three... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Braces: I am not sure what you want to ask. Regardless, a consultation with orthodontist will really help you answer your questions. Just remember that adult ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Not a big deal: It is not uncommon for little children to grind their teeth in sleep. You should not be worried about it at this time. As long as she does not have an... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Teeth whitening: Use teeth whitening products either over the counter or ask your dentist for a professional teeth whitening.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Dental hygienist: Dental hygienist or dental assistants are not allowe to use a high speed hand piece inside patients mouth. If you are referring to the ultrasonic hygi... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Bite plate: From your question, I am assuming you mean night guard for the term"bite plate". Whether it is needed or not depends on if you have a grinding or clen... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Missed dose: If you missed one pill, not a big deal, take it as soon as possible and continue with rest of the doses. The antibiotics work well when you take the e... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
TMJ issues: You may have temporomandibular joint issues. If it’s only clicking and no pain, there is nothing to worry but getting your joints evaluated is recomme... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
Dentistry 24 years experience
Gingival grafting: Besides the palatial tissue , artificial grafting material can be used as well depending on severity of the recession. Now we can also use PRF membran... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

3
Recommendations
91
Thank you notes
Jul 18, 2013
A very caring and loving dentist.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Will go to help office Monday for referral and acceptance to free dentist clinic in town. Taking Keflex and Tylenol prescribed by er.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! thank you so much..the pain has subsided now..just gets me at times :)
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! He's quite upset about it! Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Maulana Azad Dental College
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Dean’s Academic Achievement award, Nova Southeastern
TOP DENTIST, First Place, Florida - 2018

Affiliations

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Broward Country Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less