Dr. Max Arocha

Dentistry
Plantation, FL
20 years experience male

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Max Arocha DMD

Plantation, FL

Address

1125 S University Dr, Plantation, FL
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Insurances accepted

Metlife Insurance Company of Connecticut

About

Bio

Dr. Max Arocha earned a doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2003 from Temple University’s School of Dentistry in Pennsylvania. After completing his post-doctoral general practice residency, where he gained advanced training in Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Dr. Arocha proceeded to earn his certification for Intravenous (IV) conscious Sedation Anesthesia from Montefiore Hospital and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Arocha acquired certificates in soft and hard tissue lasers and a Laser Fellowship certificate from the World Clinical Laser Institute. He has spoken and made television appearances for National Medical Report about dental implants. He has pioneered several minimaly invasive all-on-four dental implant techniques using advanced hard

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Dentistry

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77 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Types of dentists: • general dentist - refer to your basic family dentist. • endodontics - root canals. • oral and maxillofacial surgery - extractions, implants, and... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
See below: By taking Ibuprofen (advil) or Naproxen (aleve), as needed for relief of pain and inflammation. If you develop fever, nausea, diarrhea, intolerable pa... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
In office fluoride: The Fluoride preparation used in the dental office is a much stronger concentration than that in toothpastes or Fluoride mouthrinses that may be avail... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
No eating for 2 hrs: Post-operative care is important after a inferior dental nerve block to avoid unnecessary pain and complications. It is best to refrain from eating f... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Prophy cup: Common practice in a dental office during teeth cleaning is to use a prophy cup—a small motorized rubber cup—along with an abrasive polishing compound... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Prophylaxis: Teeth cleaning (also known as prophylaxis) is a procedure for the removal of tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Abscess & Antibiotic: For the most part an untreated cavity is a common cause of tooth abscess. As the cavity erodes the enamel, it works its way into the inside of the too... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
A silver filling: Amalgam is an alloy of mercury with various metals used for dental fillings. It commonly consists of about 50 % mercury.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes...but: A salt water rinse is save for short term use only. For longer term, the salt water is acidic, so there would be a problem if you were to use it every... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Stanning & Erosion: Tea contains a substance called tannic acid, which is what gives it the dark color. This may cause discoloration on your teeth over time. Drinking wat... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Not at all: They are neither different nor are they recognize by the american dental association as a formal specialty area of dentistry.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Demineralization : Caries is an infection, bacterial in origin, that causes demineralization and destruction of the tooth. This bacteria produces acid in the presence of... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
US dental schools: On average, there are approximately 3, 000 applicants per university and anywhere from 50 to 100 students are usually accepted into the dental program... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Teeth cleaning: In dentistry it means (disease prevention). It is cleaning of the teeth by a dentist or dental hygienist, including removal of plaque, tartar, and ext... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Physical discomfort : Is a localized physical suffering associated with gingivitis and/or periodontitis. It is a oral soft tissue sensation induced by a noxious stimulus, r... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Pus...: It sounds like you may be discharging pus from an abscess. Usually an abscess originates from a bacterial infection. A pus taste may also develop. Th... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes he/she will: Removable dentures are for patients who are missing some or all of their teeth. Fixed partial dentures, also known as "crown and bridge", are made fro... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Big cavity/decay: Typically after a xray of the tooth your dentist may recommend a pulpotomy as necessary when the cavity/infection of the baby tooth is too big and dee... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Not at all: Fill the cavity first. Then have cosmetic dentistry second. Cavities that are treated early (when they are small) rarely lead to root canals.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Teeth Grinding: Teeth grinding doesn’t usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged including affecting her jaw. It ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Referred Pain: A tooth or gum abscess can cause referred pain. The back molar teeth are in close proximity to the ear. The lower jaw nerve, which supplies blood in m... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Not really: Decreased saliva production sometimes accompanies thyroid disease. Hyperthyoidism, or overactive thyroid, brings a different set of mouth and dental ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Crown (Cap) needed.: You should know that after receiving a root canal, the tooth should be protected with a crown that covers the tooth. Otherwise, over the years the too... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Children Vs Adults: Pediatric dentistry (formerly pedodontics) is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence. It deals with dental work ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Teeth misalignment : Is a misalignment of teeth or incorrect relation between the upper and lower dental arches.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Limited MouthOpening: This is limited mouth opening or what is commonly known as “locking jaw”. Individuals should be able to normally open with 3 fingers together between ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Teeth whitening: With modern advances in dentistry, cosmetic procedures can range from a basic color correction to replacing missing teeth and everything in between. S... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Depends on anxiety: If you have some degree of dental phobia or high anxiety I recommend conscious sedation. If your anxiety level is low perhaps the administration of n... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Calm and relax: Sedation is the use of medications to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental procedure. Sedation may be obtained by three routes. Recei... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
600 mg Ibuprofen: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen may help ease a painful tooth. I recommend 600 mg of Ibuprofen every six ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes: The wire in dental retainers are usually made from stainless steel. Stainless steel can develop rust. It is much less likely to rust but it can still... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Alcohol mouthwash: Too much saliva may occur in association with pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, seroto... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Seven days: After dental surgery, it's important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Exercise is definitely not recommend... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes it is: That is because dental trauma during general anesthesia is a common occurrence. Fixed or removable dental work could become dislodged and may be inges... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
RX mouthwash: In dentistry, Chlorhexidine is used as an active ingredient in mouthwash designed to reduce dental plaque and oral bacteria. And to help in the treatm... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Tartar: Swelling gums can be a sign that you may have gum disease. Persistent gum swelling may also be due to serious medical condition. After you eat any typ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Plaque removing: Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gumline, where gingivitis and peri... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Tongue cleaner: There are more bacteria in the rear of your tongue than in the front. Starting at the very base of your tongue, place the tongue cleaner flush against... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
It depends: Not really if the tooth discomfort is triggered by hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods and drinks, or even by breathing cold air. And yes if the discomfo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes : Dental implant cost vary from dentist to dentist. A reasonable cost for one implant replacing a single tooth is about $3, 200 including cost of surgic... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
It is highly safe: Oral conscious sedation is safe. On healthy patients IV conscious sedation is often one of the safer and most effective forms of administering dental ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Bone loss: After a tooth is removed, the most obvious result is a gap in your smile. Less obvious is the loss of chewing ability. While these are serious issues ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Average cost $45-900: As of 2014 Nitrous oxide known as laughing gas typically cost $45-$80. Oral sedation such as Valium, Xanax, (alprazolam) Ativan or Halcion cost about ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
General anesthesia: IV conscious sedation dentistry uses medication, like versed, to sedate patients during dental procedures. It's sometimes referred to as "sleep dentis... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Side effect: As of 2014 the general guidelines for IV sedation dentistry are as follow: no solid food for six (6) hours prior to the procedure. All patients may ha... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes: You may have a chipped tooth large enough to expose the nerves in the inner layer of the tooth. If a chipped tooth exposes the nerves inside a tooth, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
About 60%: According to the american dental association survey of dental practices published in 2004, overhead represents about 60% of general dentist practice ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
About 90 minutes: Professional bleaching service last about 90 minutes. Generally, a bleaching gel is apply on the teeth for about 15 to 20 minute intervals that add up... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Less than 6 hrs: It depends on the area injected, amount and the anesthetic used. Usually about 3 to 4 hours. Typically, we say that you should not be feeling the effe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 20 years experience
Surgery &Restoration: The implant fixture is first placed with surgery, then a dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is added to the implant. A variable amount of ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arocha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arocha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Good to know that sedation is safer than local. I've a fear of needles
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Dental Medicine, PA
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL - MUHLENBERG

Awards

2004 President's honor roll. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Top Dentist, Third Place, Florida - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
International Congress Of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
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