Dr. Amber Patel

Dentistry
Kingsville, TX
15 years experience female

Locations

Vela Dental Kingsville

Kingsville, TX

Address

1015 E Henrietta Ave, Kingsville, TX, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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About

Bio

Cooking yoga swimming lifting weights entrepreneurship mentoring and just anything that is spiritually uplifting!!

Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

79 Answers
210 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Excessive saliva: You should make sure you let her primary care physician know or her dentist. If she recently got dentures this could be a cause of excessive saliva. T... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Sialolith removal: Sialoliths or are removed by surgery traditionally. Sometimes you can take medications to increase saliva flow, drink a lot of water to & massage the... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Crown and root canal: Yes. You need to make sure it did not break too much and get the crown asap to prevent loss of the tooth. The crown is usually recommended within a sh... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Medications?: Some medications may cause dry mouth, especially antidepressants. If not, it sounds like you are dehydrated. Try increasing your water intake througho... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Floss: Floss before you brush to make it easier to remember to do and help your mouth feel even cleaner!
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
See your dentist: They will be able to assess whether you have thrush or not and give you a prescription for Nystatin or diflucan (fluconazole). If you cannot do that,... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Call the office ASAP: Call your dentist's front office and schedule a time for you to go in and get a new temporary. Otherwise, the crown may not fit and will have to be re... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Dentures: Try swishing around with water and then blow air into your cheeks. That should help release some of the suction. Then place a finger behind the upper ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
If: If you can't get professional help, let someone you know in on your situation. A friend may help.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
See a dentist: I recommend that she sees a dentist and a medical doctor. A dentist can evaluate her full medical history including medications that she may be taking... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Ignore: If you recently had oral surgery do not smoke or drink through a straw!
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Shaving?: Shaving is often the cause of folliculitis. Have you seen your gynecologist about this? I would get in and get it checked asap. In the meantime, don't... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
See your dentist: It sounds like you could have a possible infection. Only a physical examination by a dentist can tell you this for sure. See a dentist immediately. Do... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Swollen gum: You need to see your dentist to get a proper diagnosis for the swollen gum. Is it a localized area or the entire mouth? Do not self-medicate without a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Hating dentures: Getting dentures can be a difficult transition. If they do not fit well or are loose, see the dentist who made them and ask if they can be adjusted or... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Saltwater rinses: Saltwater rinses are usually safe and they will help cover up a bad taste. If it doesn't go away in another 24 hrs go back to the doctor who did the s... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Canker sore: Canker sores hurt really bad and they look like little white spots with a red outline usually.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Emergency : This is a possible life threatening condition. I recommend seeing an urgent care (cheaper and faster than the er usually) facility or going to the er.... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
See a doctor: If there is any blood or pus in your ear or have dizzy spells or swelling, go immediately because these could be signs of a severe infection home r... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Make an appointment : With the dentist who did the extraction to see if possibly a bony spicule is coming out. DON’T play with it.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Soda after extract : I don't recommend that until 48 hours after surgery.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Grinding teeth: You need to wear a nightguard that can be made by a dentist and also be evaluated for any other problems that could be causing this. Women tend to gr... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
No interactions: These drugs are often prescribed together and you should not have any interactions if you take them. As long as you are not allergic to penicillin you... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Pee on Ear: No. That would be difficult to do I imagine!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Some things smoking : Can do to you include TOOTH LOSS. ORAL CANCER WHICH CAN LEAD TO BEING PERMANENTLY DISFIGURED OR EVEN DEAD. That being said, it is extremely difficult... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
See a dentist: See a dentist for an evaluation. They may be able to solve your problem or they will know who to refer you to. You may have more than one problem.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Depends: I would say you would want to have at least $500 ready to spend, it may not be that much but it depends where you go. I know at my office you would be... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Tooth infection: From my experience it usually takes about 48 hours after the first dosage until the tooth pain starts to diminish noticeably. This could vary dependin... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Tooth pain: You need to see your dentist for all the options, but usually you are looking at either having an extraction or a root canal and a crown. The root can... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
See a dentist: See a dentist for an evaluation. They may be able to solve your problem or they will know who to refer you to. You may have more than one problem.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Baby dentures : Babies begin growing teeth from 6 months to a year. They do not need any dentures. If your baby isn't growing teeth you need to take him or her to a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Dentures: No. A denture's teeth cannot be moved by a retainer nor will a retainer fit on top of your denture.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Wisdom teeth: You can eat ice cream the same day because after extractions you are allowed to be on a soft diet immediately. Ice cream will help also with the pain ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Sore tongue: This needs to be investigated by a professional. Make a dentist appointment asap. Don't let this go without having a dentist see it. Tongue lesions ca... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Earache: If there is any blood or pus in your ear or have dizzy spells or swelling, go immediately because these could be signs of a severe infection home r... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Go to a dentist: You need a professional to take a radiograph (x-ray) and assess the damage.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Cold teething toys: I don’t recommend any type of pharmaceuticals for teething. Cold teething toys that the baby can put in their mouth will soothe them!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Not recommended: Some antibiotics require food to be eaten when you take them. Start your fast over when you don't need antibiotics. It's safer and will be more effect... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Extractions of 3rds: Yes. It is possible but not every general dentist does that procedure. I do it at my office under local anesthesia.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Go to your doctor: It usually is not the case. I would go to your doctor ASAP and get a check up. It might be a virus going around also. Wash your hands often as possibl... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
See an Optometrist: This could be an eye-related problem. I would also see an optometrist to rule that out. They perform tests that dentists don't.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Suction: Sometimes the suction can make a blood blister if left in the same spot for a while. These are harmless and will go away in a couple days. If it is no... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Flush out: If you were given a irrigation syringe you can fill it with water and gently flush out the area of food. If not you can go back to the doctor (there ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: Yes you can, let the general dentist know what your preferences are before setting up the surgery appointment. You may need to see a specialized denti... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
See your dentist: It sounds like you could have a possible infection. Only a physical examination by a dentist can tell you this for sure. See a dentist immediately. Do... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Cavity : Cavities usually do not cause gum pain unless they are already into the nerve which would be a very bad cavity. I would try to see a dentist to get x-... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
You: You need professional help for any eating disorder. This is a serious condition. Be safe!
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
See your dentist : You need to have this evaluated if it is different than what you normally see in the morning on your tongue.If you don't scrape your tongue well or br... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Gonorrhea: Yes. They need to have a follow up test to make sure that the infection is gone.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry 15 years experience
Flossing: Flossing is a life-changing habit that may prevent tooth loss. Do it daily.
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2014
Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend
Mar 21, 2015
Great Dentist!!
HealthTap member
Aug 6, 2016
She's the best in town. Her staff is very knowledgable and professional. Dr Patel is the only dentist I will ever use. Her knowledge and expertise makes visiting the dentist all the more enjoyable.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Pl wd u lik to giv me detail,or which one shuld b better process
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! TY ok I didn't think it was that serious... No urgent care :( Emerg Ty
HealthTap member
Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) we already went to emergency dentist. thanks for the help!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 2008MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Graduated 2008MD

Awards

Health Tap Winter Competition Top Doctor (HONORABLE MENTION)
Health Tap Summer top dentist 2013
Top Dentist, Third Place, Texas - Winter
2013
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