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Dr. Richard Durando

Dentistry
Menlo Park, CA
45 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Richard S. Durando

Menlo Park, CA

Address

625 Menlo Ave, Suite #4, Menlo Park, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(650) 833-0736

Office

Menlo Park, CA

About

Bio

I have been practicing dentistry for over 30 years and I just love it. I provide comprehensive care for my patients.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
36 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
No, not at this time: Geographic tongue appears to be a benign event of the top(Dorsum) of the tongue. In teaching or addressing tongue hygiene your scrapping or the use of... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Time will tell. : So are you prone to surface infections? Is the inner lip involved? Consult your physician or dentist.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Breathe Odor: The origin of breathe odor is rarely the mouth. The mouth is the vent of the odor. The dorsum(top) of the tongue shoud be brushed. The GI tract, the l... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Eagles Syndrome: Calcification of the Sternoglyo tendon can lead to a sharp pain in the cervical area. Any damage of the cervical vertebrae could also be culpable sou... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Head of condyle: The most common hard lump in front of the ear is the Head of the Condyle. If the lump moves when you open and close your mouth that would be the HOC. ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Conscious Sedation: There are ways to alter your conscious state with medications, versed, valium, nitrous oxide that are very helpful. Many times I find out the patient ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Myo Facial Pain: One needs to be examined to make sure there is not a fracture of the mandible or a residual(infected) cyst. Sometimes the 2nd molar, the tooth next do... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Treatment to Tooth??: Rarely does the infection from an absceesed tooth swell to the tongues side of the lower jaw(mandible). As the previous clinician advise,d see your de... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Pounding Head: Aleve (naproxen) is usually a very safe product for short periods. When you take 2 aleve (naproxen) you effective taking a prescription dose of Napros... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Gaps: Not sure where the gap is located.Is it between adjacent teeth,are the teeth balanced in width proportionately with the centrals and cuspids? Is the ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Angular Chelitis: This malady is facilitated or associated with a yeast/fungus infection. Medications that are used for athletes foot can be used. It is always better ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Salivary Duct: There are ducts(tubules) that delivery saliva to the floor of the mouth. They could be plugged. Cancer sores can also form on any mucosal surface. If ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Paresthesia: Numbness, full or partial, can take place when receiving Lowe(mandibular) blocks.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: When two lock lips at least two things happen. There is the mechanics of the act with potential trauma to the membranes of the mouth, tongue, lips and... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Volume of Tooth: The volume(amount) of healthy tooth after all the decay has been removed plays a roll in determining if the tooth should be restored or removed. The l... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Cancer Sore: Likely a cancer sore. Cold sores( fever blisters), Herpes based and cancer sores(unknown etiology) cause pain and discomfort. If they haven't subsided... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Ignore: Dental Implants are a wonderful. Find a skilled surgeon and restorative dentist.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Symtoms Vs Health: If you have Pain(symtoms) one needs to see a dentist. Many dental problems can be detected well before a patient has symptoms. The remedial care you r... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Toothache: You need to have your infected teeth treated, restored or extracted. Red lines on the neck indicate a serious infection. I can't tell you it is stric... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
TMJ,tooth,Vascular: Dentists are trained to evaluate a wide variety of issue. Myofacial,muscular pain of the face is one diagnosis that may fit your symptoms. Tooth aches... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
No: You may have a mucoseal. Like a blister on any surface that gets rubbed to much. Some times when popping the problem goes away. In the mouth trauma(bi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
The removal.: Maxillary teeth are usually easier to remove and easier to heal from.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Cysts/Two flavors: A pus producing mass may be covered with a cystic membrane, abscess. A developmental mass may have the same covering. It is highly possible there has... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Subluxation: Subluxation of the joint, joint dislocation needs to be reduced(relocated) quickly. Disks displacement is a similar but related condition. MRI and Con... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
No simple Answer: Has it been a while between cleaning visits for your husband? I suspect a number of possibilities for what you are describing. If he had lots of subg... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Overbite/overjet: In an ideal bite there should be covering of the lower teeth by 1-2mm( overbite). There should be 1-2mm extension froward of the upper teeth in front ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Frustrated.: there is a number of possibilities for your condition. the first that comes to mind is a condition called supernumery teeth. In short extra teeth in t... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Sometimes its muscle: Many times the problem is not the wisdom teeth but the muscles that control chewing, smiling etc.(myofacial pain). It usually good to have the wisdom ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Maybe: The reason to have your wisdom teeth removed is they are difficult to manage as we mature. Since you have have "long time" decay your options to have ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Maybe.: Unless the root is fractured. Sometimes the antibiotic will mask the problem. The tooth needs to stand on it's own. Time will tell if the re-treatment... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
Dentistry 45 years experience
Possible: What he told you is true. There is a posss that there is something happening if there is a filling in the tooth. Residual caries(decay) is a condition... Read More

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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you so much. I can now tell for sure than I do have an overbite and I will do something about it as soon as possible. Thanks
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Not sure if you could see my whole question but you answered it exactly! Thank you!
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, San Mateo County Region - Spring
2015
Top Dentist, Second Place, California - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, San Mateo County Region - Spring
2015
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