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Dr. David Eidman

Dentistry
Elmwood Park, NJ
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Elmwood Park, NJ

Address

357 Boulevard, Elmwood Park, NJ
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Specialties
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Meditation: A few things that may help: 1. Set aside some time for regular exercise. 2. Meditate. Daily. 3. Make sure you spend quality time with the people yo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Taste buds: Could be from eating irritating foods-- hot, spicy. Using an antiseptic mouthwash can help. Drink mild cold liquids such as milk or water. Rubbing an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Tooth breakage: Do you have any symptoms, such as sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids? Do you have pain when biting down? These are indications of a possible ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
White fillings: You cannot whiten composite restorations (fillings). In fact, if you whiten your teeth, the composite fillings will appear even darker. My advice-- fi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Root development : Roots of teeth develope after the crown had developed. They grow in length down from the crown. As far as 'hardness', they are fully developed once t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Abcess: Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue. It is characterized by red, swollen gums. However, a bump in the gum tissue may well be an abscess, whic... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Mouth rinse: You need to be using a mouth rinse twice a day. Preferably one without alcohol. Listerine zero is an option. Also breath rx is effective.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Yes, there are several risks. Depending on the situation, you can potentially be left with a permanently numb lower lip. That is an extreme example, ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Mouth sore aid: Good hygiene helps. Often they will last 7-10 days regardless. Zilactin, an over- the-counter oral ointment will ease the pain.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Second opinion : If your son had no symptoms, you should seek a second opinion, only if you have doubts about the treating doctor. Usually, the reason to extract a pri... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dental Implant : Assuming the surrounding teeth are sound and do not need restorative work, an implant is the way to go. Done properly, there is minimal discomfort ass... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Gum tissue growth: Your gum tissue is thinly covering your wisdom teeth. Every now and then it thins out to the point of exposing the tooth. Then, it grows back over. yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Parotid gland?: The swelling could be associated with your parotid gland. It is possible to have a salivary stone causing the swelling (similar to having a kidney sto... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Possible TMJ: Your jaw stiffness, sore teeth and earache might all be related to the tobacco chewing-- especially if you are also in the habit of night-grinding an... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Decay: It's possible you have some decay. Also, i you may have hypo- calcified areas in your teeth which can cause sensitivity. A dental exam would help. You... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Tooth shifting: If you recently had restorative work done on your molars (fillings, etc), it is possible that clenching at night might cause a slight shift. This is ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Wisdom tooth: Yes, it is normal to have some discomfort, including headaches, from an extraction. However, there can be the possibility of sinus involvement when an... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Coated tongue: Could be a fungal infection. Good oral hygiene will help. See your dentist asap.
A male asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Get a check-up : What you need is a thorough dental exam. Seek out a reputable dentist, preferably referred to you by someone you know. Let the dentist know your fina... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Ice it: The easy answer to swelling is always ice. However, you should find out the cause of the swelling. Trauma? Allergic reaction?
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Implants do work!: When done properly, dental implants are a very predictable and highly successful procedure. Make sure you see a dentist, whether it is a general dent... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Delayed dry socket..: It would be unusual to develop a dry socket 10 days post-op, but not impossible. Typically a dry socket would develop on day 2, or day 3. By day 10, t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sleep dentistry: Yes, you can be 'put to sleep' for your dental treatment. There are dental offices that offer sedation dentistry. It is not offered in most practices... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Fungal infection: The white coating could be a fungal infection. You should see your dentist about that. Good home care usually helps.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dry mouth: It could be the alcohol-- it dries out your mouth. You should stay away from mouth rinses that contain alcohol.
A male asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Laser: Best way to get rid mouth ulcers is with the use of a laser. Seek out a dentist who is familiar with that type of treatment.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sinusitis: Yes, it is possible to see the sinus cavities on certain dental radiographs. And it is also possible for sinusitis to cause teeth to become symptomat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Natural whitening: Naturally, not a whole lot you can do to whiten them. You can prevent further staining by staying away from red wine, coffee, tea. Make sure to rinse ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Retainer replacement: If its just a small crack, and otherwise the retainer is solid, it should be ok for now. But if the crack expands, it's time for a new retainer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Alcohol mouth rinse: Could be the alcohol in listerine that is burning your mouth. Make sure you're using the alcohol- free rinse.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Canker sore: Dental lasers can safely and effectively heal a canker sore-- usually immediately. Go see a dentist who is familiar with this type of procedure.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Thrush: Could be a fungal infection in your mouth (candida). There a re numerous causes. Treatment is simple and typically successful. Go see your dentist asa... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Draining abcess: You are probably describing a draining abscess. If that is the case, you need to treat the infection, and, the sooner the better. The infection did no... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Post-extraction: Listen to the dr's instructions! no smoking post-op is paramount. Typically, no rinsing for 24 hours is advised. A soft diet, avoiding very hot foods/... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Third molars: It all depends upon the location of those molars. The extractions may be a simple procedure, or it may involve a more complicated surgery. What you ne... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Tinnitus: If your tinnitus involves a ringing in your ear, that is a medical emergency. You need to see an ENT immediately. If treatment is delayed, in certain ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
See your medical doc: You most probably have pregnancy gingivitis ( inflamed gums due to your pregnancy) along with a flu. See your medical doctor right away to treat the f... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Eidman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Root sensitivity?: Could be nothing. Could be something. Often, lower front teeth are susceptible to root sensitivity. Try using Sensodyne toothpaste. It might have been... Read More

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eidman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eidman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for your response. Called my dentist and he agreed. I feel alot better due to your answer, which my dentist agreed with. Thank you so very much. I had ...Read More
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! It does have an abcess, the gum also inflamed on that tooth. Im just worried coz molars are deep to extract.
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Thanks for your quick reply! But if i prefer to do the natural way, what would be your best suggestion?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Paterson, NJ - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Paterson, NJ - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Paterson, NJ - Winter
2013
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