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Dr. I. Jay Freedman

Dentistry
ROSLYN, PA
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

ROSLYN, PA

Address

1260 Easton Road, ROSLYN, PA
Directions

Fax

(215) 884-9085

About

Bio

Immediate Past President of Montgomery Bucks Dental Society- ADA Component Senior Staff Attending at Abington Memorial Hospital and ADA General Practice Residency, Director to Pennsylvania's PDA 2nd District, Member of ADA, PDA, PDA.Membership Committee, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, selected to be a Fellow in the College of American Dentistry (Induction October 2013), selected to be a Fellow in the Pierre Fauschard Academy, Private practice for 30 years

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

596 Answers
94 Agrees
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Protocol changing: This protocol has changed several times in recent years. While one still needs to be infection free (including oral infection) prior to tjr surgery, s... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
No!: Actually the opposite, Root canals remove diseased tissue, treat abscesses, save teeth so diet and speech and appearance remain optimal! Root canals a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
There: There are now simple dna tests that help id if you are genetically prone to gum disease.
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A female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Diagnosis/payments: You first need a specific diagnosis of your gum disease before a cost can be applied to the treatment. You also need to recognize that the failure to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Restore teeth : While not a perfect restorative material yet, composite fillings can be bonded to tooth structure after decay removal to recreate the missing diseased... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Probably No!: You didn't really state where you were in the process, but considering that individuals who have had no teeth for years can get dental implant and cor... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: A CBCT scan will enable the diagnosing doctor to have an amazing view of the head area that is scanned. Anatomical details of the hard tissues will be... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
True: Especially during pregnancy and when breast feeding your body is full of hormones that promote growth. Gum tissue and the small blood vessels called c... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Stabilize until done: During the integration process of the implant to your jaw bone and after the initial trauma from the surgery has passed, your treating dentist can eas... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Connection, sort of: While medical and dental researchers see connections between the the oral bacteria that cause gum disease and the bacterial plaque in coronary arterie... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Perfectly ok: Scaling and root planning are part of initial periodontal therapy and is done on mainly on exposed root surfaces and those just above the periodontal ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Nobel Active!: Your dental surgeon and restorative dentist will hopefully use a cbct scan to determine the appropriate diameter, placement and possibly make a placem... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
If: If you need an implant in the esthetic zone, ask your dds if you are a candidate 4 immediate load.
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A member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
A Dentist can!: You can fix your teeth by allowing a dentist to treat your dental needs. One can not fix their own teeth, but one can partner with a dentist or team o... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Could?: No Prep veneers are incredibly thin and can very easily revitalize your smile if the problem is that are teeth are slightly mid-shaped or have old, st... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
You're lucky!: You've been lucky! plaque on your teeth and gums are bacterial colonies and will eventually lead to cavities and gum disease! if you have plaque on yo... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Stay: Stay flexible, stretch daily, walk (with a cane or walker if needed), and lift light weights.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor/dentist the route cause of your TMJ issue, so to better treat the problem!
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Managing Expectation: Once you have found a dentist that you have edtablished a positive comfort zone, the most difficult facet of treatment is managing expectations of the... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Be: Be sure to ask your doctor to advise you on low sugar foods as well as low fat.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Bleeding: Bleeding gums when brushing are a sign of gum disease. Don't stop brushing and see your dentist asap.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Is it necessary?: Extracting your gold tooth if it has a cavity or is broken beyond repair is a good idea. Consider replacement with a dental implant. If you just want ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: The cracks you feel in your temporary filling are like the Grand Canyon to bacteria. Worse yet, those bacteria eat the same food you do and your mouth... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
10 to 14 days: After Initial Periodontal Therapy or IPT, you must brush rinse and floss as instructed. Your gums may bleed for a few days as they heal, but excellent... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
One option...: You have already experienced a positive outcome with your experienced implant team. I teach at an advanced training program and while my dentists are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Possibly: Your implant surgeon would be the best individual to decide this as an option. Was there a chance the surgical site was infected, was the implant plac... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
No: The pa state government has recently reduced medicaid dental benefits for adults to bare bones coverage! you may want to investigate u of penn or temp... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Tooth isolation: When treating a tooth that may get contaminated in the working environment by saliva and/or germs such as a special bonding technique or root canal, i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Absolutely!: By definition, cosmetic dentistry is the process of improving one's smile. Each person has their own needs and desires, with the dental team working t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Depends on you: A removeable partial denture's comfort depends on you. It is an appliance that is designed to use healthy teeth as connectors, replace missing teeth a... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes!: Either repeated taking antibiotics and failing to get treatment, creating more immune bacteria or prescribing an ineffective antibiotic or taking the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Possible GI/stomach?: If you have been to the dentist and eliminated the possibility of the bitter taste being a dental or gum related issue, go to your doctor and have a p... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Diagnosis & Planning: Cbct scans (dental cat scan) are quickly moving to be the standard of care in treatment planning in implant dentistry. From simple single tooth replac... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Need more specifics: Your question requires more specifics. Simple or surgical extraction, fixed or removable bridge, what kind of materials used (removable could be all a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Remission, not Cured: First your dentist must specifically diagnosis the type of periodontal disease and guide you thru the appropriate courses of treatment. Therapy can be... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes, if caught early: Incipient or beginning tooth decay can be reversed with regular use of fluorides during a rigorous regiment of dental homecare- brushing, flossing, ri... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes if not planned: Upper and lower teeth work together in tandem to function properly. Before placing porcelain veneers, a dentist should take models, place them on an a... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Prevent infection: While i would always check first with my fertility doctor, if your wife is not pregnant yet, but is in need of a root canal, i would be sure to get it... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Keep looking: I can't speak for all the dentists in brooklyn, but i know that key to our training as dentists revolve around treating our patient's chief complaint(... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not enough info: Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth, but unfortunately your question is a little to vague to really answer with confidence. If al... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Not enough info: Unfortunately, there is not enough information to answer your question. What kind of composite filling was used, what placement technique (direct vs. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Fill the tooth!: Some baby teeth are meant to stay in a child's mouth until about age 10 or 11. If the tooth you are referring to is one of those teeth, it is maintain... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Uneven shades!: Laser whitening and all other forms of teeth bleaching techniques are only going to work on natural teeth. You always have the option to bleach or whi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Adjacent teeth move: A missing tooth in the middle of an arch (jaw) creates a space that the adjacent teeth often drift or angle into and teeth opposing the space drift do... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Pain, sensitivity...: Cavities in the early stages are painless, but as they get bigger and deeper they get into the part of the hard organic tooth tissue called dentin wit... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes: Fillings don't last for entire human lifespan and many things influence if they will fall out. Poor oral hygiene would lend itself to new decay, eatin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Individual specific : Placement of a dental implant varies on a person to person nature. Is the extraction of a tooth involved, is a surgical stent being used, is grafting ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Yes!: Your dentist may be highly qualified to perform the cosmetic dental procedures you're interested in, but your dentist will first need to make sure tha... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Healthy gums first!: Being part a teaching hospital's dental division for nearly 25 years, i would be shocked if you had your open heart surgery without a dental clearance... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Usually not!: As a rule of thumb, most procedures that are strictly cosmetic in nature are not covered by dental insurance. Teeth whitening would fall in this categ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jul 25, 2013
Always has excellent thorough answers and advice based upon knowledge, experience and common sense.
Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Freedman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I hope that your accompanying picture is not from the dental school! But, I get the point. Due to cost will probably get my first removable partial soon enough after ext...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I had LANAP done a year ago and lost the tooth. In the beginning it was hopeful then...Think it has to do with the fact that there is no sewing of the gum around tooth. ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Putting my preparation plans in place so that I can have an intelligent talk with my dentist. Maybe the insurance company that helps with appliances will honor titanium,...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
Graduated 1978MD

Awards

Senior Attending Abington Memorial Hospital Dental Division
Fellowship in the American College of Dentistry
Top General Practitioner, First Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Pennsylvania Dental Assoviation
Montgomery Bucks Dental Society
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