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Dr. Ryan Woodman

Dentistry
Matthews, NC
male

Locations

McKee Dental

Matthews, NC

Address

3320 SISKEY PKWY STE 100, Matthews, NC
Directions

My office hours

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

7047084413

Insurances accepted

Delta Dental

MetLife

About

Bio

I finished undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and ultimately achieved early acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine to receive a DMD degree in 1995. Following graduation, I was proud to be one of three doctors accepted to the dental residency at both Women's and Hahneman Heart Hospital in Philadelphia. These hospitals later formed the core of what is now Allegheny Health System - the premier healthcare center in Philadelphia. Following postgraduate training, I practiced with my father for close to ten years emphasizing complex rehabilitation cases including implants and esthetics. I have appeared on local TV in New York about advances in dental comfort and often consulted for other doctors regarding implant restorations. I am also experienced at working with a team of doctors, many times including an anesthesiologist, to complete comprehensive treatment in a single visit - something I greatly enjoy. In 2005, my wife (whom I met in dental school) and I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where together, we opened McKee Dental. Our office is located in Matthews - a suburb of Charlotte and with our staff, we are happy to have a large and wonderful patient family.

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

Cosmetic Dentistry

Orthodontics

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
About a month: 3 to 4 weeks is pretty normal but I have seen much longer than that. It's usually not anything to worry about buy your dentist should be happy to chec... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Risks are Relative: All x-ray exams are a balance between how much the information will help diagnose something versus the radiation dosage that must be used. Dental ct m... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Very possible: It is very possible that one of the branches pf your facial nerve was traumatized by the airbag hitting your face. I would see your dentist first (if ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
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No: It is an old wives tale to say that the baby will "steal" the calcium from your teeth and make them weak. Your will, hoever, be more susceptible to gu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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It Happens fast: After a professional cleaning and good homecare for a few days, your gums will return to health. In cases where gingivitis has become periodontitis, y... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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This is very common: Usually it is said that dreams about losing your teeth have to do with stress about a decision or being afraid of failure or embarrassment. It is a ve... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Team approach: You will need to approach this from three directions. Your physician should check hearing and other behavioral milestones. Your dentist should check f... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Don't overlook: Micrognathia (small jaw) can create functional as well as cosmetic problems. 16 is still a good time to address possible occlusal issues and potentia... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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No: Medicare does not cover dental problems. Even when related to a systemic disease like sjogran's (where you don't make saliva), you will have an uphill... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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Routine: There are usually a couple of offices in any metropolitan area that form cleft palate "teams". They are usually made up of ent, plastic and oral surge... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Several things...: We often refer to "cracked tooth syndrome" when a patient complains about biting pressure on a tooth. This is because there are multiple possible prob... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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Yes: You can get your teeth cleaned as often as you would like without doing any harm that i know of. If the question is really "will my insurance pay for ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Nope: Unfortunatley, fluorosis causes the changes as the tooth is developing under the gum. By the time it erupts, the changes have already occured, as anot... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Get it checked: Even though it sometimes seems easy, people forget that getting a filling is actually a surgical procedure where the dentist "cuts out" the rotten pa... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Dry socket hurts!!: Dry socket feels like your head will explode. There is no dancing around it. What you have is probably normal postoperative discomfort. The risk of dr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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What Kind?: Retainers can cost between 100-300 per arch depending on what type and how complicated. Since they are custom made and each one is different it is h... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: Before you go through chemo or radiation, it's a great idea to make sure that your teeth and gums are in good shape. Any teeth that are in poor shape ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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There is no age...: Tooth loss is usually caused by bacterial proocesses like cavities and gum disease. Except for a very small minority, if you are true to your teeth, t... Read More
A male asked:
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Yes and no: Pasta is a great choice after surgery but the acidity in marinara can irritate the surgical site. Butter and parmesan or mac and cheese or even a litt... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Have a hunch...: When i was running and training hard i would both clench my teeth together and breathe through my mouth when i was straining. The vibration from runni... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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Depends: On why they are loose. If they are loose from gum disease or trauma it probably won't help and you will need some professional guidance. If you recent... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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It Varies so much: I have some patients that work great with their dentures after just a few days and others will need little adjustments for months until they feel comf... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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It is a Continuum: I like to think about gum disease as more of a spectrum - the same process but in varying degrees. The other poster added some great info. In the end... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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Need lab tests: You need to see a physician. This could be liver/kidney function. Can also be signs of type 2 diabetes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
A thorough Exam: You gums should be pink, tight around the teeth and stippled. They should not bleed when you touch them or when you brush. If they are red, swollen an... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Helps inflammation: When the inside of a tooth swells, there is nowhere for the swelling to go. The teeth can actually "strangle" themselves. The Medrol (methylprednisolo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Temporarily: Advil (ibuprofen) and oracle can help you temporarily until you can see a dentist to treat the problem definitively. Feel better.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Needs to get checked: This sounds like an oral infection. I would make arrangements to see a dentist today.Before things get worse. Hope he feels better!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Infection?: Hard to tell from the description but it sounds like it could be an access. Rinse with warm salt water until you can have it professionally checked an... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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Post nasal drip: Allergies are bad right now with all of the leaves falling. As another poster said, you are probably getting excess mucous running down the back of yo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
They don't: Once set, filling materials are chemically inert and do not interact to any extent with spices in your food. The inflammation in your mouth is coming ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Not too many: Fortunately, space maintainers are usually trouble free. Make sure that you keep them clean - especially under the wire. Make sure that they are not l... Read More
A member asked:
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Sometimes happens: Sometimes there are small tears in the delicate membrane that we are expanding during the surgery. They will heal by themselves and rarely are a probl... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Could be...: A bunch of things. It could be originating from your digestive system - reflux can cause a sour taste. It also could be from an infection which can so... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Can be a while: Sorry that happened to you. Fortunately it's a rare occurrence and even more rare that it's permanent but if it happens to you, it may feel like 100%.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
See doctor part 2: It's important that hemophiliacs maintain good gum health to avoid bleeding. That said, there are topical agents that can help. In addition there is a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Absolutely: About half of my practice has no dental insurance whatsoever. Remember that as far as your teeth go, an ounce of prevention truly is better than pound... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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I Would: Your gum pain could be something simple or it could be something serious. Either way, the sooner you figure out what it is, the sooner you can get it ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Maybe...: Brushing with baking powder or baking soda can remove extrinsic (outer) tooth stains simply because they can be more abrasive than regular toothpaste.... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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Yes: We often get patients who are having jaw pain that we refer to ENT because they have an ear infection. By the same token, we get patients referred fro... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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It can: Invisalign is one tool of many to straighten and align teeth. In my experience it can work fantastic for the right cases. The only way to know if it i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Acidity: Carbonated drinks usually have a very low ph and can be irritating to the surgery site. Also, i tell patients no carbonated drinks because they tend ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
A few days: I like patients to wait a few days so that the clot has time to harden and seal the surgery site. The acidity in most carbonated drinks can interfere ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Depending on how severe the cosmetic mottling is, fluorosis can be masked with whitening. I have had some success with a product called icon which is... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Hydration: The whitening ingredients work by liberating oxygen inside the porous areas of your teeth in effect they get "dried out". This signals the nerve insid... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Make some calls: Prices vary by area, by doctor and by procedure. There are many types of extractions with different levels of difficulty. Call around to find an offic... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: There are basically 2 types of materials that we can mold right away to fill a cavity; mercury-silver amalgam and bonded composite (tooth colored-plas... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Most dental anesthetic has a very small amount of Epinephrine (adrenaline) added to help the numbness be more profound and last long enough for the pr... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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Not always: Most oral surgeons are happy to see you for a specific problem directly. I would add that it is always better and less expensive to have a plan - like... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Woodman
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Yes: There is always the chance that removable retainers or partials/dentures can be damaged or lost during surgery or the hospital stay afterwards. I woul... Read More

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Dec 6, 2012
I commend Dr. Woodman for his vast knowledge, and consistently excellent advice which he delivers in a very precise, common sense, to the point and articulate manner.
Dr. Woodman is an excellent dentist. He is compassionate , caring and a very knowledgable dentist.
Apr 6, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Education & Training

Residency

HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

International Congress of Oral Implantology, Diplomate
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Academy of General Dentistry
American Orthodontic Society

Publications

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