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Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum

Dentistry
Bryn Mawr , PA
52 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bryn Mawr, PA

Address

101 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 230, Bryn Mawr, PA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

No Value

Office

Bryn Mawr, PA

Quality Dentistry

Bryn Mawr , PA

About

Bio

<h1>Since 1976, Dr.Bruce Apfelbaum has practiced Prevention Oriented Quality Dentistry on the Main Line in Bryn Mawr, Pa.<img alt="" src="http://app4.websitetonight.com/projects/2/5/8/3/2583050/images/d13abe403158ca31467a52a5e08f1734_v4vx.png"> Dr. Apfelbaum graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1970 with a Bachelors degree in Science. </h1> <h1> In 1974, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania - School of Dental Medicine with his D.M.D. degree. During the years 1974 -1975 he was a hospital based Resident at the Medical College Hospital of Pennsylvania. In the following 10 years, he taught at the Medical College Hospital of Pennsylvania the Dental School at the University of Pennsylvania. </h1> <h1> Approximately 39 years ago, Dr. Apfelbaum opened his first dental practice with a dream and a commitment to build a long-lasting, exceptional, patient-oriented dental care facility.</h1> <h1> During this time, Dr. Apfelbaum has combined his love of helping people, his clinical skills and business knowledge to create the perfect recipe for a local, state-of-the-art, caring, family-friendly dental office. </h1> <h1> Whether you are seeking <strong>Preventive Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ Treatment, or General Dentistry</strong>, he uses the most effective treatments to provide you with the best dental solution. He takes the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and assess your overall dental health. <strong> </strong></h1>

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

Doctor Q&A

124 Answers
83 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Not: it's not necessary to use to create the fillings in anteroir teeth. usually anterior teeth are filled with resin. Clear matrices are often used.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Yes: if all your symptoms are a result of the need for root canal treatment &amp; the infection clears after treatment, the tooth may tighten &amp; the bon... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Sure: Yes ; some are very good at it. If he says he can do it, .. He can.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Definitely: Return to the dentist that authored the crown, he most likely expressed the possibility for further treatment if symptoms should develop. The dentist ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Yes: You should have a dentist check things out, make sure no teeth are broken or displaced, then you will know for sure.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
No: It can not cause arthritis.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Taking the nerve out: Inside a tooth is a canal system containing a nerve artery & vein....It gives nourishment & feeling to a tooth. When that system or space inside a to... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Varies: See this eruption chart, it will give you a good idea of what to expect & when.. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/e/eruption-charts.aspx.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Sometimes never: If you are 37 y/o & they are not erupted now, they never will. If you go to the dentist your situation can be evaluated & personal advice can be reco... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Not Herpangina: Herpangina is more than slightly painful to swallow, it is excruciating & almost impossible to swallow because of the ulcers on the uvula & the fauces... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Have dentist evaluat: Perhaps you have a sore on the gum. Have the dentist evaluate it. Something may have irritated the gum, even a cold or virus may have irritated the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
I don't think so: I don't believe it is. Do a study for yourself & stand on a corner & see if anyone that passes by has at least one mercury amalgam filling in their m... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Yes, : Yes, having lower tori removed (as in your words) more easily facilitates a lower denture. The presence of tori impede the comfort & fit of a dentu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Swollen: Swollen, bleeding painful gums are some symptoms....Initiate better more knowledgeable ways to clean your teeth & stimulate your gums to a healthier ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Loss of feeling: When a tooth is numbed for treatment, the same nerve that gives feeling to the tooth gives feeling to other structures as well, such as your lip & ton... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Call: Contact the dentist that did your invisalign treatment & they can easily get you a new one.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Virus or : Let a physcian see you & examine you. That's the only way to know for sure what is the problem.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Become a patient: Join a dental practice & learn about your own mouth & from there you will learn how to prevent & have your dental problems treated. With more underst... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Dental degree: Dmd is doctor of dental medicine, it is synonymous to dds, doctor of dental surgery. Dmd & dds are exactly the same, unlike md & do which are differ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Bacteria on tongue: Sometimes just good brushing & flossing is just not enough. Even brushing your tongue is not as effective as using a tongue rake.Tongue scraping invo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Rest, : Rest, ice, compression, elevation for serious injury or just anti inflammatory meds to get you to the next workout. Keep at it & the soreness will go... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
See the dentist: This maybe normal anatomy...Check with your dentist to know for sure.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Yes....but: Make an appointment with a dentist that is knowledgeable in all types of orthodontic treatments & they will be able to fully explain all your treatmen... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
The daily grind: You may be experiencing symptoms of grinding, clenching your teeth. Especially if the teeth that hurt change from time to time ( like sometimes its t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
She : She can keep wiggling it with her fingers. Some of our little patients also have been encouraged to eat more thjan their share of apples. Not cut up... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Feel better first.: Unless yuour wisdom teeth have to come out now, it may be better to wait until your health has improved. That way you only have one thing to deal with... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Dr : Dr funari was rather complete in his answer. The only thing that can be added would be that discomfort after a graft is normally very low. It is jus... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Pain 1-3 days after : When a tooth is extracted a blood clot forms in its socket. This blood clot has its own blood supply & becomes the organization in the wound for new ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
No: No it is not possible. No other way that i know of.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Maybe: You need to be followed by the dentist that did the extraction to monitor your discomfort & healing. If you are still in pain or pain has returned, y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Endodontic : Endodontic implants (e.I.) were used many years ago and the procedure has been abandoned for the more predictable intraosseous implant. E.I. Are post... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Cracked : Cracked tooth syndrome (cts) involves a crack in the tooth portion that is above the gum line. 90 % of cts is fixed with a simple crown. It keeps ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Ask: This question should be answered by the dr. That prescribed the amoxicillin. Usually an antibiotic is taken for the full course. Call the prescribin... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
No: Not likely....The ulcer on your tongue is not herpes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Maybe: I'm assuming that it was a lower tooth that was treated.....You may have some irritation from the injection(s) to make you numb. Give it more time & ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
?: Don't jump to conclusions, see your dentist for advice & diagnosis. This is the easiest way to determine what is on your tongue.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
At: Right at the site of the injection.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
See: Visit your dentist....Imposible to speculate wilthout seeing. Probably because it does not bother you it is of no consequence. Maybe was always ther... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
?: Could you have side effects from medication you take? Check with the prescriber.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Virus: All about the virus/cold you have. Give it several days to resolve....7-14 days...You'll see, you will get better.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
It will get better: It will get better....Be more gientle in the cut area, keep your teeth clean...It will heal in 7-10 days like any injury or sore in the mouth. No add... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Combination: Cox 2 inhibitor (ketaprofen 75 mg) with extra strength tylenol, 1000mg every 6 hours.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
No: If you had 18 dental xrays ( a complete mouth series ) it may be equivalent to the same exposure if you enjoyed a day in the sun. The benefit of dent... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Chicken pox & malais: Zoster is chicken pox....Simplex is fever & malaise. Both are childhood diseases.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Yes: If a frenectomy is what you need, that procedure can be done at the same time if your dentist & you agreed to it.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
There : There are several viruses that have been identified that produce sores in the mouth accompanied with fever & malaise & are usually self limiting, heal... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Easy: In the right dental office, this is one of the easiest root canal treatments to perform. Quick & easy for both you & the dentist. You need to experi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
See the orthodontist: Perhaps some of the hardware or appliances or trays need adjustment as they may be irritating or rubbing tender areas in your mouth. Your orthodontis... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 52 years experience
Wire Key: The dentist that applied the palatal expander gave you the tool. Its a wire that inserts into a slot/hole that enables you tjo turn the screw to a mo... Read More

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Testimonials
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Nov 30, 2012
I highly recommend Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum for exceptional patient care. He is a skilled clinician who takes pleasure in assisting patients improve their oral health. Dr. Apfelbaum and I have treated m...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse Bruce Apfelbaum most highly and without reservation .... he is a very fine dentist and always places the patients' interests as his priority; he has a wonderful reputation on the Main Line a...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Apfelbaum is a superb dentist who I admire for his excellent clinical skills .I endorse this dentist without any reservations.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1974MD

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University
Graduated 1970MD

Residency

1974-1975

Awards

Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine
Outstanding Resident, Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1974-1975
Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine 2009-2010

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Pennsylvania Dental Association
Alpha Omega Fraternity
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