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Dr. Max Arocha

Dentistry
Plantation, FL
19 years experience male

Locations

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

Doctor Q&A

77 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Blood clot is formed: A blood clot is formed. The blood clot covers the extraction site and allows the area to heal. It usually takes gum tissue about 3-4 weeks to heal. Th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes it is: In your case it is safe to use a mouthwash that contain fluoride. The american dental association doesn't specifically recommend using mouthwash in yo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Rhomboid/Candida : Geographic tongue has red patches bordered by grayish white or whitish/yellow discoloration. They may disappear, reappear and change in shape or size.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
An anti-inflamatory: Nsaids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, such as Ibuprofen (advil) or Naproxen (aleve), as needed for relief of pain and inflammation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes: Yes! fortunately, there's a lot you can do after bleaching to prevent any further discoloration. Avoid as many of the extrinsic causes of stains as po... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Oral cavity: Dental procedure is a procedure related to the oral cavity involving gums and teeth.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Patient weight : Every local anesthesia given is a very individual thing and each anesthesia depends on the patient to whom it is given. The doses of local anesthesia ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
No: No. They are not even related to each other. Down syndrome is a genetic disorder. Teething is the normal physiological process by which an infant's ba... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Open sore: A mouth ulcer is an open sore in the mouth. Two common types are aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") and cold sores (fever blisters, oral herpes). Cold s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Braces treatment: The dental specialty and practice of preventing and correcting irregularities of the teeth.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Dental Medicine: A person qualified to treat the diseases and conditions that affect the teeth and gums.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Tooth fistula: It may be a tooth fistula. A tooth fistula forms in response to an infection at the base of the tooth's root. They are channels that form within the b... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes: You should start cleaning them. At first, just use a piece of gauze moistened with water to wipe plaque from your baby's teeth and gums. You don't nee... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
YES: Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of the teeth therefore enhancing your smile.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Acid balance: Xylitol is non-fermentable and therefore cannot be converted to acids by oral bacteria, thus it helps to restore a proper alkaline/acid balance in the... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Two answers: You can only treat your dental decay by having a dentist complete a dental filling procedure. You may prevent further decay by flossing, brushing with... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
BPA: Bpa. However, the cumulative release of bpa from composites dental filling appears to be minimal from the available research. First, realize that all ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
About 30 minutes: It can develop in about 30 minutes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Freeze washcloths: Freeze washcloths. Some moms choose to dip the washcloth in chamomile tea before freezing. Try out different degrees of coldness for your baby. If he... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Laughing gas: Nitrous oxide commonly known as laughing gas is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
About 90 minutes: It usually takes about 90 minutes for the entire procedure. The treatment process is divided in three individual applications of the whitening gel. Ea... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Susceptible: Dental fillings are used to fill holes in teeth and protect the tooth from further decay. If tissue inside the tooth is exposed, it can be painful, as... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
NO : A powerful bleach like clorox (sodium hypochlorite), even diluted, is neither effective nor safe to use for whitening your teeth. Clorox is harmful to... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Abscess: Neglecting to get a root canal when indicated may cause serious damage and infection to the nerves and vessels inside the tooth. Without treatment, i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes and No: A 2006 published study in the journal of american dental association showed a positive association demonstrated that pregnant women with periodontal d... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Control gum disease: Keep in mind periodontal procedure(s) may be indicated to lay the ground work for restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and/or to improve the esthetics ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 years experience
Yes: Iv sedation is safe when carried out under the supervision of a specially-trained dentist. Purely statistically speaking, it’s even safer than local a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Max Arocha
Dentistry 19 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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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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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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