Dr. Alan Slootsky

Dentistry
Pompano Beach, FL
male

Locations

Office

Pompano Beach, FL

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Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

18 Answers
1 Agree
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Unresolved infection: You should be on an antibiotic. If you are, then make sure there is no pus that is visible. Obviously, you need to have your doctor check it out. S... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Use a sonicare: To remove extrinsic stain, a sonicare is very good. Look for the newer diamond sonicae electric toothbrush. If crest white strips don't work, go to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Needs and x-ray: An abscess can either be from the nerve or the gums or both. Go back to the dentist who did the work. It is impossible to give you more information ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Now that you know you have a tendency for yeast, take probiotics whenever you take antibiotics.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
It can: If they gave you a plastic syringe to irrigate, then be good about it. Otherwise, get a waterpik. It happened to my daughter...and the surgeon did ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
7 days vs a week: There is a joke in dental school, that with medication it takes a week to heal, and without, 7 days. However, there are some things that are helpful.... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Could be TMJ: There is not enough information to be sure, but it could also be an infection in a lower tooth or a wisdom tooth problem. An xray and exam will let y... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Polish it.: Cleaning alone may not be the answer. If it has a restoration, it needs to be polished, and if it does not have a restoration, it may still need to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: It will more likely than not help the tmj. In most cases, iit will distribute the forces more evenly, and allow the joint to sit in a more favorable ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Dry mouth issue: I am a dentist that has also suffers from this. For dry mouth, I have used xylimelts: http://www.oracoat.com/products/xmdm I have dust mite allergi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Not painful: You will be numb. Gas just takes the edge off. You will still feel pressure if you have gas or not. If you feel pain, you need more novocaine. If ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Pain now or later?: I would not do it. I have seen many patients lose teeth, crack teeth, or loosen teeth later on. Of course, there could be an infection when the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Normal: First, it is good that you are flossing. The teeth move under pressure forces, and the gums will be tender.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Can u say root canal: Usually a root canal is needed...sorry.. But the good news is that you will most likely be able to keep your tooth for many years. Unfortunately, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Really?: Only if you want to keep them and avoid an infection that can spread to your body.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Once a day..at least: If you get food under it after eating, then more than once/day. Each time you should at least rinse after eating. Food can cause the good teeth to ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Leukoplakia meds: Leukoplakia is a white patch. It sometimes needs to be biopsied if it does not go away in 3 weeks. It can be from biting or irritating the cheek. I... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Slootsky
Specializes in Dentistry
Porcelain w/ braces: Generally, when a person needs braces, all of the preliminary work is done first. In your case, the wisdom teeth come out, and the root canals have t... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Nov 30, 2012
It is without hesitation that I would recommend and endorse Dr. Alan Slootsky. From his involvement in the Avvo community, you can tell that he takes his time to answer each question presented fully....Read More
Dr. Sootsky has some excellent advice. He obviously is very knowledgeable about Dentistry!
Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway
MD

Awards

America's Top Dentists, Consumers Research Council of America
Top Dentist, Third Place, Florida - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
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