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Dr. John Comisi

Dentistry
Ithaca, NY
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Ithaca , NY

Address

2333 N. Triphammer Rd., Suite 304, Ithaca , NY
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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"Dental Care with a Difference"®, PC

Ithaca, NY

About

Bio

Dr. Comisi has been in the private practice of General Dentistry in Ithaca, NY since 1983. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fordham University. He is a Clinical Instructor of Dentistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He also serves as the Dental and Oral Medicine Liaison for Vigilant Biosciences, Inc. He is a member of many dental organizations including: the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the New York State Dental Association, the Sixth District Dental Society and the American Equilibration Society. Dr. Comisi is Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow in the Academy of Dentistry International, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. Dr. Comisi is a Member of The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (NDPBRN), a research group sponsored by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). He is a member of The Catapult Group,The Dental Industry’s Premier Speakers Bureau, whose mission is to bring unbiased clinical education to dental professionals. Dr. Comisi lectures on various dental topics and procedures, has presented courses nationally and internationally and has been published in many dental journals and health care magazines. He is a Past President of the New York State Academy of General Dentistry a past President of the Sixth District Dental Society, a component of the New York State Dental Association and a Past President of the Tompkins County Dental Society.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Dentistry - Cosmetic

General Practice

Doctor Q&A

262 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sure!: Each child develops at their own pace, and as he/she develops so do the adult teeth, which replace the primary (baby) teeth. It is always wise to have... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
No, not really: This is not uncommon. If this becomes more of a problem you will need to return to the oral surgeon or dentist that treated you.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Dental care product: A waterpic is a water jet type device used to help clean between your teeth. When used properly it is an valuable tool in the battle for good oral hea... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
See a doctor: As I have stated many times in this forum, whenever an injury or physical or dental problem has persisted for longer then 10-14 days it should be exam... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Several: Diffuse esophageal spasm (des) is a condition in which uncoordinated contractions of the esophagus occur. It is thought to result from motility disord... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sensitivity: Sounds like you have a sensitivity to these items. I would suggest to refrain from using that specific antibiotic and food item.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
See a doctor please: Anything that lasts that long needs to have an evaluation and recommendations for care. I would strongly suggest you make an appointment with a physic... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
They can be related: It is possible that they are effecting each other. I would recommend a consultation with your dentist and possibly and ENT to identify the causes of t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Vital - mouth health: Glands are found in and around your mouth and throat. The major salivary glands the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands.They all secrete sal... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Have it examined: Blood vessels can look very much like a cut on that secion of the throat. If you are feeling something it would be a good idea to have a doctor examin... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Type of Jaw imaging: Magnetic resonance imaging is the main way of looking at the soft and hard tissue of the jaws to evaluate the joint disk, or meniscus. It shows the sh... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
None really: There is no easy way to treat a fractured tooth before seeing a dentist. When a tooth is broken, it can expose the underlying parts of the tooth and m... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends on procedure: Before every dental procedure in my office, we provide a consent form that explains our procedures and what the possible complications are possible. T... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Dries mouth+no need: There is no need to use different types of tooth pastes together. They really don't increase in effectiveness by combining them. Too much of a good th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Probably not.: If you are going to your doctor (medical doctor also known as a physician) there may not be any communication between the physician and the dentist. I... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
The best solution: Preventive dentistry is essentially no or limited need for dentistry procedures outside of routine maintenance, education and placement of dental seal... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Avoid that mouthwash: Many of the otc mouthwashes contain various chemicals (like alcohol) that may be very caustic to the oral cavity. As has been suggested first try a ri... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Perhaps: Color blindness is an abnormal condition characterized by the inability to clearly distinguish different colors of the spectrum. The difficulties can ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
24-48 hours: Typically most antibiotics can take between 24 and 48 hours to reach therapeutic strength in the body. It can also be dependent on how extensive or ex... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Multiple: Symptoms are characterized by severe decay and loss of teeth, as well as fracture, enamel erosion, and other oral problems symptomatic of extended use... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
What dentists do: Dental procedures start with the most basic of care and work through a variety of treatment options to prevent and treat common oral health issues. Yo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Perhaps: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint area that enables the jaw to open and close. It does not typically effect hearing, since it is not asso... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Get examined: It could be a number of things including irritation OM rubbing on your teeth, to sensitivity to foods, to other things. Please get it checked by your ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Likely Typical: The two lines are probably the blood vessels typically located on either side of the floor of the mouth. The discomfort you sense is possibly a sensit... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes!: Sinusitis can have various symptoms, including no drainage or cough. When in doubt have things checked by your physician.
A female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Have it checked: This type of discoloration could be from sinus drainage, dry mouth, the types of food you ingest, etc. So it would be a good idea to have this evaluat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Possible: Typically if one tooth is removed, there are several choices presented in my practice, implants, fixed bridges, removable bridges or no treatment. You... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Very carefully: In all seriousness, it can be difficult but we are trained to help our patients in every situation. It is amazing what we can do :-).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes indeed!: Drinking any type of carbonated beverage, diet, sugar feee, or otherwise, will increase the acidity of the mouth and increase the likelihood for deve... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: It is one of the possible antibiotics that can be used for a tooth abscess. There are several others that can be recommended, like penicillin. The one... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not in alignment: Crooked teeth are teeth that are not in the typical or ideal positioning in the dental arches. If the teeth are overlapped, rotated or positioned too ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sure: The "magic mouthwash" that you are using for mouth sores and the cough medicine should not cause a problem. As long as the cough medicine does not bur... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Esthetic wonders: Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Inhibits vs. killing: Antibacterial products kill bacteria, or hinder their reproduction. Antiseptic substances inhibit the growth and reproduction of many microorganisms, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
A smaller brush: There are smaller toothbrushes available to help reach these hard to reach places. I would also recommend slightly closing your mouth when brushing th... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
A Birth Defect: Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly. Together, these birth defects commonly are ca... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Based on Problem.: This needs to be determined by a full examination by your dentist. He/she will make treatment suggestions based on the entire problem, and what is in ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Destruction: Tooth decay is the destructive process that occurs when the acids and bacteria in the mouth demineralize and dissolve away portions of the tooth struc... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Allergic reaction?: Sounds like you came into contact with some type of allergen that your body is not happy with. I would try to recall what types of foods, beverages an... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Get it checked out!: Any time something unusual is discovered in the mouth or the body, it should be evaluated as soon as possible. It may not turn out to be anything, but... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends on coverage: The costs covered by your dental benefit program can be different year to year, so there is now way of knowing what benefit you might have available. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Hypersensitive: It appears that the oral mucosa has become hyper-sensitized to the ingredients in those types of food. I would suggest avoiding those types of food it... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Seek Help!: This is a very complex situation, with a real need to seek professional help. The jaw pain you are experiencing will likely continue and possibly get ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Buccal Filling: It depends on how big the area is and what type of material is selected to repair the damage created by the cavity. So there is no straight forward an... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Many factors: The amount of initial damage or cracking of the tooth that required it to be crowned in the first place is a reason for sensitivity. Also if the occlu... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Follow up exam: Have you informed your physician of this and did you finish your medications? Speak with your doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Metal & exposure: Sounds like you have an exposed portion of your the teeth with the "grill" being placed. Also the metal the the grill is composed of can transmit cold... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Check with doctor: Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of your lungs that can be caused by several kinds of germs, such as bacteria, and viruses. It causes swellin... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Duration?: How long has this been occurring? There is a nog difference between sudden onset pain and something that has been going on for a while. I would sugges... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 39 years experience
Time: Unfortunately these will have to heal on their own. Keep him on a "bland" diet with no spices and no carbonated beverages so that they do not become m... Read More

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Apr 2, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Oct 23, 2013
Great caring answers
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Comisi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks. Was kinda worried when the dentist used it and said they found a small bump on the roof of my mouth that was slightly darker than the rest of my mouth.
HealthTap member
I did, he said it wasn't broken or fractured, just for him to take it easy, I just wanted another opinion, thank you.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply!i have a loose tooth,i probably irritated it

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Dental School
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow: The American College of Dentists
Fellow: The International College of Dentists

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
International Association for Dental Research
American Association for Dental Research
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