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Dr. David Mcnay

Dentistry
Atlanta, GA
27 years experience male

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

1441 Dresden Dr, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Dental

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna Dental

Delta Dental

About

Bio

I love being a dentist. My family is my life, and any way that I can share stories of them with you I will find a way. Flyfishing is a hobby and volleyball is my favorite sport. I would golf more, but consider myself a has-been.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

89 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Pain source: Pain can come from many sources even after your root canal. The tooth may be a fraction too high in your bite subsequently bruising your tooth socket,... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Your choice: The tooth that is in question has to be examined to make an accurate decision about its potential treatments. If the tooth is fractured deeply to the... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Half and Half: It sounds like you may just want certain teeth moved on your top jaw. This is a legitimate request. Your orthodontist would be the best person to ask.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Whitening: Your whitening products will have a decent shelf life. If they require refrigeration, go place them in the butter drawer and hop on over to your dent... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
White coating?: Most often we see hardened masses that can be as small as a head of a pin or as large as a golf ball. The mass can really smell badly, and can be gen... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
If ...: If the toothache is sharp then go to a natural herb shop and buy some oil of clove and q-tip it over the tooth. Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) regu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
You can do: You can do whatever you choose although only a few things will help alleviate your suffering. The first is to go to the dentist who extracted your too... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Best: The best way to treat ulcers is to avoid the stimulating factor. Otherwise take lysine, vitamin k and a bcomplex vitamin.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
So many options: Your cracked tongue could be due to many things. The best diagnosis is from your dentist. Among the possibilities, fissured tongue, geographic tongue,... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Symptoms: Symptoms are not a good indicator of the presence of mouth cancer, but if you have some really swollen lymph nodes along your sternocleidomastoid and ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Bad bacteria: Jaguar, this must be a hard and long road of trying to find an answer to your problem. We have 200 types of bacteria that live in our mouth and gut,... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Location is key: Was your gingivectomy done on a back tooth? It is possible that while you were healing a small piece of food got lodged under your gums. The same is ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Serious: This actually sounds pretty serious. Anytime you have pain in your neck from a tooth, it can potentially be infection. If you have trouble swallowing ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Probiotics: At organic vitamin shops you can find probiotics filled with the good bacteria which can balance the overgrowth of yeast throughout your body. A good ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Usually deep: Usually the level of sedation is at the discretion of the oral surgeon depending on the difficulty. Anything from light to deep but your breathing ai... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
State choice: States get to choose whether hygienists are allowed to inject anesthesia. All are allowed to place anesthesia in a topical fashion including blunt nee... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Superglue?: Here's the question of the hour, do you by chance have an allergy to superglue? If you've ever reacted badly to it or other smelly plastics, then tal... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Are you a smoker?: Smoking and drinking makes your cancer chances higher. You may have a blocked salivary gland, swollen muscle, allergy to alcohol, and possibly cancer.... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Hypochlorite: Hypochlorite is widely used as a disinfectant inside the pulpal canal by dentists. It is a potent chewer of dead tissues and certain bacteria. The goo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Couple of options: It would be easiest to let the dentist do it because the cement we use loves to stick to tooth pretty vehemently. Other possibilities include (in orde... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
What is bad: What is meant by bad teeth? It truly depends on what you mean by bad. Crooked? Stained? Crowded? Chipped? If any of the former are the case then abs... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Location,location,..: Where is it that you are swelling? It is possible you may have some blocked salivary glands and subsequent backup into the temple regions. Maybe the ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Don't: Don't stick your tongue in the socket left after your extraction(s)!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
For kids: Kids usually have this virus and it is self limiting. In other words there are no effective treatments for this. Antivirals don't do well against it n... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
L-lysine: If your body is more prone to ulcers and you are looking for natural solutions, then l-lysine, vitamin k, and vitamin b complex are some good bets. Le... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Many choices: Anesthesia is a broad category so i will give an overview. Topical includes any liquid or solid which helps to alleviate pain and are placed on the gu... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Too long: Three weeks is usually longer than herpes sticks around unless you are immunocompromised. The pink bubbles can be tiny salivary glands that are plugg... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Options : Do you have the option of going to a cosmetic doctor after things start to heal up? It would be my recommendation you see a dentist to fix the teeth ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Coincide?: The two things you mention typically don't coincide. Best to ask the doctor who put nitrous oxide on your ailment.
A female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Anaphylaxis: Sounds a lot like choking or anaphylactic reaction. Both require emergency treatment call 911 or have someone help you right away.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Gums addressed: Claritin (loratadine) may only be masking something deeper. Your gum tissues are attempting to tell you that you may have a neuralgia, autoimmune dis... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Nearly all: Most std's can be transmitted via oral routes. Some have higher virulence(catch-ability) than others. If you think you've come in contact then get tes... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Muscle relaxers: Muscle relaxers can come in liquid form but they may not be the best answer to your TMJ problems. First question is have you been diagnosed with tmd o... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
One sided: Often one sided pain is a red flag, and it's important not to rule out chickenpox or shingles, signs of heart attack, stroke or some sort of nerve iss... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
The best answer: The best way to find out is an e.P.T. Not necessarily the bitterness of your tongue. I wish you what you are hoping for as the test is warmed!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Unless: Unless you were only working out your left side at the gym a visit with your cardiologist or primary care doc is good medicine. Jaw pain wouldn't be s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Adjusting: Your dentist may be able to lightly smooth down the edges so that they don't seem too pointy as well. I do not recommend doing any sort of work with a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Three easy options: You have many options and it all depends on how much longer your tooth is. Just a tiny bit and all that needs to happen is to smooth the longer one do... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Cough: Have you been coughing tons? I will defer your ongoing upper respiratory query to the ent's but have heard of MRSA or other mean bugs not responding ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Vitamins: Vitamins are simple and can help to reduce the severity and occurrence of these pesky beasts. Taking vitamin e, c, and b6 by mouth each day will hel... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Winter: Does this only happen in the winter? Do you feel stress in your throat and tongue while you run? I personally have found that drying my mouth tissue... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Possibilities: If your bump is along the bottom line of your lower jaw near the middle below your eye it could be a blood vessel that has gotten inflamed. There is ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Hit, slapped: Traumatized could be any of a number of factors. Blunt could be from an outside force such as a ball or fist. Trauma from within would be more strongl... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Body's reaction: You are lucky enough to have an immune response to any sort of stimulation that your mouth tissues run into. You have many choices, some are simpler. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
If...then...: If you have any cancerous lesion in your mouth then the biopsy shows it right away. If you have cancer elsewhere or if you suspect it then your oncolo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Pros: The best way dentists know to alleviate tooth pain is by either taking out the tooth or by taking out the nerve of the tooth. Either of those two scen... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Possibly...: Some folks go to bed hungry, but most grind as a part of their anatomical predisposition. The distance the upper jaw sits from the lower, the amount o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Stress: It is stressful to pour your time and energy into something and it not give you what you want. That wonderful retainer needs to be worn forever start... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 27 years experience
Website: Here is a website from a dentist with some detailed instructions in pdf format. The brochure is supplied by patterson dental suppliers. http://www.r... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mcnay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mcnay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks a lot I thought that I would choke to death by swallowing a tooth! Because I have a very loose tooth...
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I think I'm going to give the dental school a call tomorrow am.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Never smoked. I will ask about test do as you suggested.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

King College
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Second Place, Georgia - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Second Place, Georgia - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
Christian Medical and Dental Association
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