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Dr. Stephen Pyle

Dentistry
Weston, FL
40 years experience male

Locations

Lakes Plaza Dental

Weston, FL

Address

2239 N Commerce Parkway, Suite 1, Weston, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(954) 349-4006

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

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

146 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Lower molar?: If this was a lower molar, the chance of it directly causing a sinus infection are highly unlikely. If you have been fighting a chronic infection how... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends: Depending on the spacing, it is usually possible to move a tooth with removable appliances.
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Personal referral: Best to ask friends/neighbors/co-workers who they like and why. After that, you may wish to visit the office website and call the office to see the p... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Should disappear: If this is residual inflammation or infection, it should resolve now that the cause of the infection is gone. Of course if this is actually part of y... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
May be allergic: The itching could be due to an allergic reaction - from the penicillin, the pain medication, or environmental. It is best to take benadryl (diphenhyd... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Needs treatment: The bursting abscess is actually a good thing and any swallowed infection will not hurt the baby; however you have an infection in your body that shou... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Either: Radiation travels primarily in a straight line, so if you are behind the x-ray head you will receive little or no radiation. Current hand held x-ray ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
See dentist: Make an appointment to see your dentist. If tooth broke because of decay, the sooner it is fixed the easier and less expensive. If tooth broke becau... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Mucocele/ranula: Probably a salivary gland cyst; saliva is being produced but the duct that drains the saliva into the mouth is clogged and so it swells like a balloon... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Upper to lower: Overjet is how far the upper front teeth protrude further than the lower front teeth. Overbite is how much the upper front teeth overlap the lower fro... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Ask your MD: Dosage and length of time on these meds are important; clotting may be reduced and adrenal glands may be suppressed. Your MD may want to do some bloo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
New Bridge: BEST way is to have a new bridge made (presumably a fixed and not removable bridge). Can also add bonding to fill in the space or gum grafting to fil... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Clindamycin: Most likely a side effect of the clindamycin - it can cause GI issues in some patients. Discontinue use and add yogurt with active yeast cultures to ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Baby teeth are white: Baby teeth ("milk teeth") are usually very white. The adult teeth which follow have much more of the dentin (yellow or orange or gray) layer and so a... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
3 days: Give it about 3 days, and make sure to rinse well afterwards.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Orthodontics: Options include orthodontics (braces or Invisalign) or orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery to move the upper jaw back and/or the lower jaw forward).
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Geographic tongue: A benign condition. The areas may come and go, they may move around to different areas of the tongue. May disappear after your hormone levels retur ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Increase OTC meds: Maximum prescription dose of ibuprofen is 800 mg at a time (2400 mg max per day); you can also add extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) every 8 hour... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Highly variable!: These are unusual but are possibilities: it may be necessary to alter the facial convexity of the tooth which can contribute to periodontal issues. O... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Changed bite: Sounds like the bite has changed and you are now hitting the front teeth harder now that the molar has been removed. If you have other molars remaini... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Monitor: Noise does not mean that the jaw will get worse; it is a greater problem if you have associated headaches or the jaw locks open or closed. See your ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Give it time: Could take a week or so. Prescribed antibiotics, if any, should be taken. Cold compresses may help. Do not apply heat. If not better in 2-3 days, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Probably: Most likely it will get tight again on its own. Anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen will help. Tooth may be at risk of dying and needing a root cana... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Hyperkeratosis: Like a callous, thickened skin as a response to the irritation. Not problematic now, but can see some precancerous changes in the thickened tissue if... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
2400 mg: The maximum prescription dose is 2400 mg/day. You can also add 3 extra strength acetominophen/day.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Probably surgery: Most likely a minor surgical procedure would be necessary to remove the excess gum tissue. If not done, you can probably close the space with braces,... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
OTC pain med, diet: An over the counter pain medicine - ibuprofen or ketoprofen is best if you can take them; extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) is less effective. S... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Nothing: It will heal without causing any future problems.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Zilactin;Orabase: Mintox is for stomach acid and will probably have little effect on the canker sore (apthous ulcer). Zilactin (OTC) has tannic acid which tends to cau... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sinus: Most likely sinus congestion, the nasal sinus can be inflamed without the posterior sinuses being affected. Try a decongestant and see if you get a f... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Cannot squeeze arch: The upper arch width cannot be decreased with appliances, they can only tip the teeth making the crowns of the teeth slightly closer together. Surger... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Jaw displaced: Sounds like your jaw was pushed back into the TMJ area, probably have swelling and fluid buildup in the area. You should have the are checked with x-... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Risk of bone problem: There is an increased risk of ONJ (osteonecrosis of the jaw) especially the lower jaw. There is no perfect treatment of this condition. From a denta... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Prednisone: Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak if started soon enough after paresthesia was noted, ice to reduce swelling. Otherwise, will usually come back ov... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends: It depends. If infected, if surgical extraction, if molar tooth, if taking some medications, if underlying medical conditions ... it will take longe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Extract: This flap is called an operculum; it will disappear if the tooth comes in completely, but this is slow process for lower wisdom teeth and may never ha... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Lidocaine/articaine: Most common is lidocaine with epinephrine in the U.S., but articaine with epinephrine usage is growing rapidly due to more profound and more rapid ane... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not unusual: This can be seen following orthodontic treatment; there is no recommended treatment other than to monitor the situation with periodic radiographs.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: After 5 days you should be able to have the tooth extracted.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Neonatal teeth: Most likely these are neonatal teeth - incompletely formed tooth structures without roots. They should be removed once they erupt and become loose be... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Oral examination: Should be evaluated by your dentist, may need to be biopsied. Once diagnosis has been made it can be treated.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possible abscess: Sounds like a possible abscess, if so - would need a root canal. Especially if there is a history of deep decay, multiple fillings in that tooth, or a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Probable abscess: If it is tooth related, it is probably an infection of the gums around the tooth or the nerve of the tooth. Decay does not cause this unless the deca... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Reaction: Appears to be a food allergy or sensitivity. Avoid those foods which trigger it. You may find that cow dairy is different than goat dairy or sheep ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Give it time: The infection inside the tooth was cleared out by the root canal process, but there may be residual infection in the tissue surrounding the tooth. No... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
How long has it been: How long since the extraction? It may take several days to go down if the tooth was infected. An antibiotic may be necessary. Keep your head eleva... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
See ENT: Tongue pain most likely from swollen lymph nodes or salivary glands, you should see your MD for proper diagnosis and treatment.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Ibuprofen: Add 600 mg ibuprofen 3-4 times/day to the tylenol (acetaminophen) and you'll get much better pain relief.
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Infection unlikely: Traumatic cuts in the mouth can be very bloody and uncomfortable, but rarely become infected. No yellow discharge from the site and no temperature me... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Depends: Extrusion (orthodontics) will pull up the bone and gingival tissue with the extruding tooth, whereas periodontal surgery will probably leave some soft... Read More

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Mar 21, 2015
Great Doc!!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pyle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pyle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you he's only 15 and suffers from ADHD so it's hard to keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn't do thinks like this all the time thanks again
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much. I keep worrying about it(hypochondria) and i keep poking at it, which i should stop.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much. I too think that at almost 71, time is now on my side in this issue.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Florida - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentisrty
AADSM - American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
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