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Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch

Dentistry
Marietta, GA
27 years experience male

Locations

Marietta Family Dental Solutions

Marietta, GA

Address

2769 Chastain Meadows Pkwy, Suite #70, Marietta, GA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Dr. Ranch has been a practicing general dentist in Atlanta since 1995. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he spent his childhood years in South Africa and moved to America in 1986. His leisure interests include swimming, racquetball, tennis, hiking, internet surfing and travel. EDUCATION: He attended Christian Brothers High School and finished his pre-dental education at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. Dr. Ranch received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee, in 1995, where he graduated with honors. CONTINUING EDUCATION: Even though Dr. Ranch completed his formal education, he is committed to lifelong learning. He participates in a series of continuing education activities and has accumulated many hours of CE beyond the requirements. He strongly believes that the CE is vital to further clinical skills, to stay on top of advancing technology, and to review subjects vital to day to day dentistry. Recent topics of interest include cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implants (gum teeth replacement), children dentistry, drug therapy, psychology in dentistry, oral surgery and pathology, among others.

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

Dentistry - Endodontics

Dentistry - Orthodontics

Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Languages spoken

Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

188 Answers
41 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Simple evaluation: The cold test is an easy evaluation to test the health of the nerve tissue in a symptomatic tooth. The results helps to guide your dentist to the be... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Expectations not met: To be happy with the end result, make sure you communicate well with your dentist exactly what your expectations are. You should have a high level of... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
No and Not really: The sparkling in sparkling water means you have a carbonated drink. This means you have carbonic acid in your drink and even with out sugar it can no... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Life long process: By definition, if you have periodontal disease there has been some level of bone attachment loss, this will likely not come back so you can not reall... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Break the cycle!: Usually fear keeps some patients away from a dentist until their dental issues become major problems requiring more invasive dental work. If all of y... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Gum: Gum disease will result in loose and lost teeth if not treated in time, so do not ignore it.
A male asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Depends on location: I do not think we have more than 15% of the dentist in our area placing implants. There is growing interest, i think we will have a much larger perce... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Why u need dentures: If the reason you need dentures is to restore missing teeth lost to cancer or other systemic condition, it may be covered through your insurance.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Damaged Nerve Tx: Irreversible nerve damage can only be treated by making an access hole into the tooth, removing the damaged tissue and sealing the canals (root canal)... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Pain is a good!: Especially with teeth but true with the whole body in general. Pain is a good indicator something is wrong. You put your hand in a fire, it hurts, y... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Oral hygiene: Bad breath has many causes. Most of the time it is the result of bacteria causing cavities, gingivitis or worse periodontitis. This can be avoided b... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Contact your dentist: While he may need to wait for healing from todays procedure, it is possible the dentist maybe able to adjust his bite to make him feel better. Why is... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Fillings!: Simple dental fillings, root canals and extractions are all examples of "surgery on a tooth" fixing cavities is a surgical procedure!
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Many possibilities: This is potentially a serious problem and needs to be evaluated by a dr. It is likely your eyes, sinus or tmj. In rare cases it could me more serio... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
TMJ: Moist heat compress on left temple. Avoid opening wide, chewing gum or anything hard. See your dentist.
A member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Only Temporary: The good news is that the dimple will return! the anesthesia numbs not only the tooth but also the surrounding facial muscles and as a result your ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
No / Yes: While it will not likely damage your teeth, it can cause significant staining. The stain can be removed during your dental cleaning.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Dentin Sensitivity: You likely brushed away the enamel protection. You should see your dentist to see if you need to restore the tooth. This is not the only possibility ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes: There is no danger to leaving it, however, for esthetic reasons you can surgically remove and repair the tissues.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Diet: Be aware of foods that may get lodged between the gums and your teeth. Popcorn is notorius for doing this. The end result is normally an abscess.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Get it checked: If the swelling is caused by infection, you need to get treatment asap.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Break the cycle!: Usually fear keeps some patients away from a dentist until their dental issues become major problems requiring more invasive dental work. If all of y... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Much more attractive: In todays superficial world, braces helps facial esthetics from very minor improvements to life altering improvements of some obvious deformities.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Dental implants?: You have a full range of options, but each has benefits and consequences: do nothing= less immediate cost but decreased function, compromised dentiti... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Agent Blue: If your hygienist said you need to do a better job, disclosing solution can show you areas you missed after brushing your teeth. You will never get t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Oral hygiene: Bad breath has many causes. Most of the time it is the result of bacteria causing gingivitis or worse periodontitis. This can be avoided by regular ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Break the cycle!: Usually the anxiety keeps some patients away from a dentist until their dental issues become major problems requiring more invasive dental work. If a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
You can maintain it: Periodontal disease is defined as bone loss around the ridge that supports teeth. This process is very difficult to reverse, some studies with a lase... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Word of mouth: Yellow pages = dart on a map= do not do it. Talk to family and friends, or look at on line reviews. In todays world, people post reviews on everythi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
You need a dentist: If you cannot afford to see a dentist, check with your state dental society, there are likely clinics in your area that will take payment based on you... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Maintain not cure: Periodontal disease is defined as bone loss of the ridge that supports teeth. This process is very difficult to reverse, some studies with a laser see... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Wrong question: While swollen gums usually bleed, it is not healthy to have swollen gums. Bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease that needs to be addressed be... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Maybe a sign: Pain usually means you have issues that needs attention and should not be ignored. Please find a dentist to help you, the pain will likely get worse ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Take your pick!: Brain tumor, sinusitis, multi-infarct dementia, transient ischemic attack, temporal arteritis, subarachnoid hemorrhage, lead poisoning, paresthesia, t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
It depends!: Porcelain or tooth colored crowns can break for a variety of reasons. All metal crowns can not break but they too can fail due to recurrent decay or ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Yes!!: Start good habits early. Use a Fluoride free tooth paste made for young children. Remember tooth decay does not discriminate by age!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Maybe:: If your blood pressure is not under control, or if the bleeding has not completely stopped it may not be a good idea to rinse with salt water. Discu... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Pain is a good!: Especially with teeth but true with the whole body in general. Pain is a good indicator something is wrong. You put your hand in a fire, it hurts, y... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
You can maintain it: Periodontal disease is defined as bone loss of the ridge that supports teeth. This process is very difficult to reverse, some studies with a laser se... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Pain is a good!: Especially with teeth but true with the whole body in general. Pain is a good indicator something is wrong. You put you hand in a fire, it hurts, yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Potential Emergeny : Please do not wait, get this checked out immediately. It is possible you are having a heart attack, than again it could just be indigestion... Do not... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
See a dentist: Please see a dentist asap. It is not possible to diagnose online and while some lesions are benign and will not cause a problem, there are others th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Sedation: If the issue is anxiety, you could be sedated "put to sleep" prior to the rct procedure, you will still require anesthesia. Novocain (procaine) is a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Absolutely!: Very rarely water, just like any other substance, can be considered a poison when over-consumed in a short period of time. Water intoxication mostly ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Good Hygiene 1st.: If you already have a good oral hygiene routine, it could be dehydration make sure to drink plenty of water. Eating desserts at night before bed and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
The standard of care: The standard of what is an acceptable level of accuracy is very different in those countries than in the usa. Consider the hostile environment that d... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Baking Soda?: The baking soda works as an abrasive, much like coarse sandpaper vs fine grit sand paper. I discourage the use of baking soda... Even in toothpaste a... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Vericous vein?: If it is blue, it is likely a benign condition called vericous vein, if white it is likely a traumatic ulcer. It needs to be diagnosed by a dentist s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
See your dentist: If your dentist can't help you, ask him to referr you to someone who can. In the mean time try an over the counter night guard.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 27 years experience
Do: Do not drink from a straw, smoke, or drink alcohol for at least a few days.

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ranchod -- "Dr. Ranch" is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ranchod -- "Dr. Ranch" is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I stay away from sticky stuff and NEVER eat popcorn--over the past 5 years. Have trusted perio dds but as 1 issue gets solved another creeps up. So discouraging. So, whe...Read More
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I feel pulsing in my left ear like heart beat and pulsing in lips and nose and jaw with a slightmovement. Pulsing in neck and pain in teeth.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And if I may ask another ? I also have a Toung ring could that be the problem

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

University of Tennessee
Completed 1995

Awards

Talk of Town 2010 & 2011
Americas Top Dentists
Top Dentist, First Place, Georgia - Winter
2013

Affiliations

United States Navy Reserves
ITI International team for implantology
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