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Dr. David Sullivan

Pediatric Dentistry
Cincinnati, OH
42 years experience male

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Cincinnati, OH

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Cincinnati, OH
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Pediatric Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething and pain: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring.Some par... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Cheek bite: He probably bit his cheek. It is very common in the area of newly erupting teeth. See if it disappears in a few days. It can also be normal pigmentati... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Fever with teething: Some children do get a low grade fever, diarrhea and drooling. The connecction isn't known but the symptoms are strongly correlated. You can treat the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
20 minutes tops: I feel the need to warm you about teething gels. In my experience they are not very effective and the anesthetics in them are rapidly absorbed form th... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Help with teething: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than acetaminophen.You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring. Some parents have ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Help with teething: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring.Some par... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Fever with teething: Some children do get a low grade fever, diarrhea and drooling. The connecction isn't known but the symptoms are strongly correlated. You can treat the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Very individual: The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. T... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Careful !!!: Acetaminophen is a great medication as long as it is used as directed. Never give more than 4 doses in a day. At 19 pounds he can have Acetaminophen 4... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Underbite correction: Many guys jaw, feet, hands & bones that form in that manner grow into their early 20's. Your underbite may worsen during the next few years. In some c... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Tongue lesion: It is impossible to diagnose without an exam. It may be the result of trauma or something more serious. I would see an oral surgeon soon for an evalua... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething: The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. T... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Retainer: It may mean that your teeth have moved since your retainer was made. Not using the retainer regularly lets the teeth move and just a little movement c... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Absolutely: Absolutely. Referred pain is especially common with eruption of a lower molar. Pain from the pressure is commonly referred to the ear or generalized a... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething symptoms: Some children do get a low grade fever, diarrhea and drooling. You can treat them simultaneously. Ibuprofen is more effective for teething than tyleno... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Prevents recurrent : Fluoride makes the enamel less likely to decay. Your child is at a high risk of additional decay in the same area.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Genetics & hormonal: There are several genetic conditions that result in delayed eruption and development of the teeth. There may be delay of the eruption of teeth if ther... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Typically not linked: These two symptoms are typically not linked. Vomiting can never be taken lightly in children. Their electrolytes and hydration levels can get out of ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething help: You can let your baby chew on a cold teething ring. Some parents have found camilia really aids in teething discomfort. It is important you do not giv... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Many possibilities: Some babies salivate excessively when getting a new tooth. You may also see other changes such as poor sleeping, irritability and/or chewing on anythi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething and pain: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring.Some par... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething Pain: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring.Some par... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
TEETHING SYMPTOMS: Many infants show signs of distress during teething. The exact mechanism these symptoms occur during teething is not known, but the correlation of the... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Congratulations!: Congratulations on your career in dentistry! it is highly unlikely your exposure to radiation exposed your baby. If you follow the guidelines for radi... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Have DDS evaluation: It could be there is an infection, but many other things are possible. It may be you just need your bite adjusted. It may be the root is damaged or fr... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
May be teething: The age is just right for your child to be getting his primary first molars.Many infants show signs of distress during teething. The correlation of th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Fluoride use: It is a prescription medication approved by the ada and the fda. Fluoride in a tablet or liquid form is very effective in hardening the enamel and mak... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething: The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. T... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething : The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. He is probably getting new molars. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething symptoms: Some children do get a low grade fever, diarrhea and drooling. You can treat them simultaneously. Ibuprofen is more effective for teething than tyleno... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Birth to 18 months: Teething can start at anytime. It is rare but some babies have teeth when born. You can also let your baby chew on a soft bristle tooth brush. Some pa... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething pain help: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than acetaminophen.You can also let your baby chew on a soft bristle tooth brush. Some parents... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething Help: Many infants show signs of distress during teething. The exact mechanism these symptoms occur during teething is not known, but the correlation of the... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
One Possibility : He may be teething or just trying to find his thumb or finger. Try messaging his gums. See if you can feel a tooth ready to emerge. It will probably b... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Orthodontic retainer: In your late teens and early twenties many people tend to have their front teeth crowd. It is not related to wisdom tooth growth - that is a myth. It ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Orthodontic surgery: Typically orthodontic treatment only causes mild discomfort easily controlled for most with ibuprofen. Orthognathic surgery, used in combination with ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Address the cause: It is best to address the cause of the pain. See a dentist. Dental pain rarely gets better on its own. It could be decay, gum disease or even somethin... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Fluoride Use: It is a prescription medication approved by the ada and the fda. Fluoride in a tablet or liquid form is very effective in hardening the enamel and mak... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Very individual: The symptoms of teething are highly variable between children. Some children get teeth without any symptoms at all, while others are just miserable. T... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
TEETHING SYMPTOMS: Many infants show signs of distress during teething. The exact mechanism these symptoms occur during teething is not known, but the correlation of the... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething help: We frequently see an increase in saliva flow with teething. There is really nothing to stop it. It should go back to normal after the teeth are in. Yo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
At any time: Some babies are even born with teeth (natal teeth) or get them shortly after birth (neonatal teeth). Two months of age is early but not a concern. Typ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Allergy?: What you described sounds/looks more like a reaction to strawberries. My suggestion is to avoid strawberries until you can test his response. When you... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sullivan
Pediatric Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething Help: Many infants show signs of distress during teething. The exact mechanism these symptoms occur during teething is not known, but the correlation of the... Read More

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Apr 7, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sullivan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sullivan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanka so much.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Fellow of the American College of Dentistry

Affiliations

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Publications

The Manual of Pediatric Dentistry
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