Dr. Franklin Allen

Dentistry
Holladay, UT
15 years experience male

Locations

Allen Family Dental

Holladay, UT

Address

6065 Highland Dr, suite 1, Holladay, UT
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Office

Holladay, UT

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Dentistry

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62 Answers
42 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Maybe: It could mean you are taking medication. Most medications have dry mouth as a side effect. It could mean you have an autoimmune disease. Lots of re... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Kind of: An infected tooth, particularly a lower back molar will cause nerve pain from the jaw that radiates to the ear. So it will feel like your ear hurts w... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Hard to say: Broken teeth, or a host of several different causes that can be signs of medical problems. See your dentist either way, there are too many possibiliti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Endo: See an endodontist, options for a 7 yr old nee to be appropriately managed. Some vital therapies (read as partial root canal) may work depending on t... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Tools: Dentists use tools that can essentially loosen a tooth enough to allow it to be extracted. Sometimes it is necessary to use a drill to cut teeth into... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes and no: The little one that looks like a straw- yes, the one that looks more like a little vacuum attachment- no.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Somewhat: I'd go back or call the surgeon to voice my concern but day 3 is the height of swelling, day 4 is a good day for dry socket to set in. With the graft... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Get referral : Get a referral for the dentist you see for your normal cleanings and exams. You may want to give your periodontist an opportunity to make right anyth... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Hard to prove: Herpes is such a common viral infection that has an initial infection and then lays dormant until you are stressed, tired, too much sun.....Initial in... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Not hard at all: Front teeth do very well with composite fillings and can often be undetectable to the eye. If a tooth is severely decayed, crown may be necessary to... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
In office: In many dental offices there are 1 hr type treatments that use high concentration hydrogen peroxide. Some have lights, some don't. The light is larg... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Quick list: Reduced salivary flow can happen for a lot of reasons. This list is probably not comprehensive but: age, medications, radiation, auto immune diseases.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Apthous ulcers: Usually white in center and red around edges. We don't know for certain what causes it. Stress, foods, trauma, viruses.....Some possibilities. No re... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Infection: You will need more than a good brushing. Pus means infection. You will need a root canal, perio treatment, an extraction or maybe a combination of t... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Pediatrics recommend: At one year old or with eruption of 1st tooth. You will discuss hygiene for you child, evaluate for any easily noticed developmental or growth proble... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: A consult with an orthodontist will help you decide if you need to take corrective measures.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: They often do turn dark. Maybe partially due to a roughness that can polish up at least 24 hrs after it is placed. Ask your dentist that placed it. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Not likely: When used as directed listerine is very safe and good at helping reduce gingivitis. It does have alcohol (burn) which can irritate the gums if held ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Somewhat: Many allergens can make the lips swell, it is often difficult to determine what it is. It is called angioedema. Front line treatment is usually anti... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Not really.: It is more likely that the material is in the way of where your teeth and jaw normally fit. Any dentist should be able to get that into a correct spo... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Infection: It is a recurring pimple of pus that is draining into your mouth. See a dentist and get it treated.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Don't hurt: Implants don't hurt much at all. Most pt's control pain afterward with motrin. It's a superior choice to the bridge and usually only costs a little m... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: Your local dentist will have other options as well. I would have your dentist see you first. If you have crowns or fillings that are visible in the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
It depends: You'll have to see a dentist to know for sure. If no implant placed, you may have lost bone height and width, teeth may have migrated into the restor... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Not usually: Everyone has a little fungus (candida) in their mouth. It usually surfaces as a problem (thrush) with immune system suppression (hiv, chemo, steroid ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Prevention: Prevent decay- decay can become huge problem when you have dry mouth. I put my pts. On a high flouride toothpaste like prevident, recommend stimulati... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
No: It is not uncommon to only have one side of wisdom teeth removed. There may be many reasons to have them removed, but symmetry would not be on my lis... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes.: As long as the implant is healthy, the tissue would likely grow right over the top of the implant. I can't think of a reason to do that right now but... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Teeth will move: Your teeth will move when they don't have a tooth next to them and biting against (opposing) them. The opposing tooth will super erupt or appear lon... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
See pediatrician: I suspect strept. Kids often relay throat pain as a stomach ache. Would need antibiotics.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Mouth breathing?: Maybe due to mouth breathing and therefor dry mouth. Saliva keeps odor causing bacteria to a minimum. Consider treating nasal congestion and try sal... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Which is loose?: Either the tooth is loose or the bracket. If it is the tooth, it will probably tighten back up without too much trouble. Due to the movement of brac... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
See your doc: See your doc or nurse that manages your blood thinners. A tongue will stop bleeding on its own usually. Your blood may be too thin and can be danger... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Newer, not always better: Large fillings cause teeth to crack, not necessarily amalgam. Recent studies show that silver fillings on back teeth last twice as long as tooth colo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Fosamax (alendronate)?: My biggest concern would be whether or not one has taken a class of drugs, called bisphosphonates like fosamax, boniva, or reclast (zoledronic acid). ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes.: It's considered quite safe. Some tooth sensitivity may occur but it does go away. Ask a dentist if it's a good idea for you. Crowns and fillings do n... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Toothbrush and floss: There is no magic to this. Brush twice a day for two minutes and floss. See your dentist for regular cleanings to remove calculus that is too tough ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
No : It is better to have teeth to eat lamb chops though.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
No: The danger is leaving cavities to further degrade your teeth and lead to tooth aches and infections.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: It depends on the problem, but if they are crooked, braces would be your first choice, sometimes veneers or crowns can give you the desired effect. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Not likely: Your professionals will make accomodations for you if you have a really bad gag reflex. You will be just fine, go forward with confidence.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Cavities, Gum Diseas: Xerostomia or dry mouth results from mouth breathing and can cause cavities or gum disease. It's caused by obstructed airways, being overweight or s... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Not really: If you can keep your tooth with a root canal and probably a crown afterward, do it. No other treatment at this point will be cheaper or better. You ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Possible fungal...: Overgrowth. If you have cultures, you are probably already on an antibiotic for something. S. Viridens is a common oral bacteria that we all have on ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Fordyce Granules: Google pic Fordyce granules and see if that is what you see. If so, completely normal. If not give more description ie size, color, duration (how lo... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Ibuprofen and ...: Sensitivity toothpaste. Sensodyne is most common brand but every toothpaste company makes one and they work the same.. It will go away. Avoid cold st... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Probably ok: If you aren't sure whoever did the extraction would gladly take a look at it to be sure. Usually without any charges.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Get checked: Sometimes excrutiating pain with whitening can be a sign of leaky fillings.
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A male asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Infection: Green liquid is likely pus. Pus means infection. You will need a root canal, perio treatment, an extraction or maybe a combination of these treatmen... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 15 years experience
Get treated: If you have a toothache your baby is in danger. Many women don't get dental treatment because they fear the unknown of dental medicines and materials... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Mar 28, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Allen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Allen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Hi,I am booked in for exploratory surgery, just trying to get ways to help meantime. Just a little confusedwhat will help, it's 2months awa
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Thnx dr, here dr saying it's normal, my skin scraping for fungus is also positive, I've used these med, curam 1g, duracan, dakarten, pyralex
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Thnx a lot dr, I'm not using any med now, I used them but no improvement, I will follow ur advice of hydrogen and will buy nystatin.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

George E. Wahlen Veteran's Affairs Hospital

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Salt Lake City, UT - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Utah - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Utah - Summer
2013
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