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Dr. David Milder

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
San Diego, CA
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Diego, CA

Address

3737 Moraga Ave, Suite B-216, San Diego, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 2:00am
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Insurances accepted

Delta Dental

Office

San Diego, CA

About

Bio

I am a private practitioner of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. My practice has an out-patient focus and has been present in San Diego for over 20 years. I hold both dental and medical degrees and licenses in the state of California. My office consists of a caring team of trained professionals who have a personal commitment to provide quality care while being dedicated to education and support of patients in a comfortable family oriented environment. By applying constant and never-ending improvement to achieve these goals, we create enrichment and fulfillment in life. I personally believe in promotion of health and feel that it is important to maintain both physical and mental health to be able to provide the best care to my patients. I am an avid cyclist, runner, hiker, and enjoy crosswords. I also have a thirst for knowledge and support lifelong learning and education. I like to provide opportunities for family and colleagues. I also feel it is important to be a mentor and contribute to society via volunteer activities and leadership positions.

Specialties
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: It is very common for the lower wisdom tooth to refer pain or pressure to the ear. It is worth checking it out.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Relax: Arrive early to the appointment, take deep breaths and try to relax. This may be easier said than done. If your initial pre-treatment BP is still high... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Infection: Sounds more likely that an infection, either viral or bacterial, is causing all of the symptoms. The laryngitis is likely just one of the symptoms. If... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Blood clot or food: After about a week, the red blood cells start to wash out of the clot and it can look yellowish or white.This is normal. Alternatively, it may be food... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Cold: Sure. I would recommend perhaps a milkshake as it is cold. Avoid using a straw for the first 24 hours as this may cause bleeding or loss of the initia... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
See dentist: Probably nothing to worry about and it will likely take care of itself, but you should see the dentist who extracted the tooth for a follow-up check t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Doubt: Not that i know of. I think he probably is just endowed with genetically full lips. Some people 'enhance' their lips with various fillers. Look at li... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Have: Have them evaluated when you are 'young' , as in high school. There is a better, safer result then.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Rest them: Perhaps you need to get more comfortable shoes. I would also recommend giving your feet a rest and not standing for 'long hours'. If work requires it,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Check it out: See a dentist and have the wisdom tooth checked out. If this is a possible causative factor, it may need removal to eliminate this as the cause of the... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Do: Do I have enough room for them? Are they coming in straight?
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
They: They are supposed to come in at the age at which you attain wisdom.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Non-healing: Generally lip (squamous cancer) cancer looks like a dry, scaly sore that does not heal unlike a cold sore. Sometimes it may bleed. It is more common o... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
See Doc: Could be a cyst or infection or a thyroid nodule. You need to be evaluated for a possible tumor also. In any event, with those symptoms, it is time to... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Years: There may be a couple years of preparatory orthodontia prior to jaw surgery. Jaw surgery will typically take a few hours followed with a short hospita... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
???: I haven't tried it. You tell me! be careful of too much suction as this may cause bleeding.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Yes, with work: Bruxism or grinding of one's teeth can lead to significant tooth wear and overclosure of the bite. This can cause wrinkles at the corners of the mouth... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Oral cancer and HPV: There has been a rise in the incidence of oral cancers that ar related to HPV (virus) infection. This can occur even in cases where there is no tobacc... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Viruses everywhere: You are actually more susceptible to the viruses when you are in close contact to others with the virus. While it is common to contract a virus by aer... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Immune resistant: Some people are have had prior exposure to the virus and may be immune. It is also possible that they have a high resistance. Other people may contrac... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: It is very common for work in the lower wisdom tooth area to refer pain to the ear. This is a classic sign with a 'dry socket' which can occur followi... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Brush and Floss: Brush thoroughly for 2 minutes, twice daily. Don't forget to floss. Consider an electric type toothbrush that will time you for 2 minutes. Aim at the ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
See dentist: There are many potential causes of this so i recommend seeing a dentist. If it is a gum or tooth abscess, you need treatment. There are may other pote... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Hormonal? Pregnant?: If thhese are new symptoms I would consider you get a pregnancy test. It could also be related to hormonal changes in your body. Get it checked out!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Ouch: It may seem kind of nasty but i would recommend warm salt water rinses and get the tooth treated asap. There may be some resolution of pain and pressu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Not commonly: This is not a usual complaint, however i would recommend checking it out with the doctor who removed the wisdom tooth.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Possibly: Any infection in the mouth can cause the lymph nodes to swell. Get it evaluated!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
When comfortable: Generally you can eat solids when your body and pain level permit it. You may want to avoid certain foods like popcorn as that tends to get stuck in t... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Milder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Milder is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer made me feel good, thanks!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Second Place, California - Summer
2013

Affiliations

San Diego County Dental Society
California Dental Association
American College of Dentists
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