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Dr. James Goodpaster

Dentistry
Bloomington, IN
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bloomington, IN

Address

3800 Industrial BLVD, Bloomington, IN , US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicaid

Cigna

Affordable Dentures - Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

About

Specialties
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Dentistry

Public Health

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Kentucky

Doctor Q&A

493 Answers
492 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Depends: All medications have some side-effects & what may cause a side effect in you may not in someone else. Sometimes we need to experiment to find the bala... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Ask Oncologist: Great strides have been made in breast cancer treatment. That said, once it metastisizes it is not a good thing. Your oncologist is the best guide to ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Strength in Layers: You are right it seems they would be fragile & they are alone but there is strength in numbers - in this case the layers of the lumineers along with t... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: When there is a cyst around a wisdom tooth, they both need to be removed asap and sent for pathological evaluation. While rare it could be cancerous a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
No, but,: Herpes simplex 1 & herpes simplex 2 are distinct viruses. You cannot get hsv2 from someone who only has hsv1, but you can get hsv1 in the genital area... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Wrong Question!: A better question is what is causing it! knowing the cause will lead to correcting the problem & there are many possible causes from hygiene/grooming ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Sort Of: It helps with the symptoms & can make an outbreak less painful & maybe last a little shorther time. Even prescription meds do this but are more effect... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
It Depends: Since we do not know your ethnic background, it could be a number of issues. If you are black, or of mediterrainin desent it might be normal pigminta... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
It Depends: Once it was common to remove back molars to let the wisdom teeth come but because x-ray techniques didn't give a good picture then that often didn't w... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Pallative Measures: What most people call a fever blister is herpes simplex i - a virus that has to run it's course of 7-14 days. Your dentist or md can give you meds. To... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Post Extraction Pain: To some extent these are still failry normal. You will swell for about 72 hours after and extraction and it take 6-8 weeks for full healing if you ar... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Probably OK: I can't think of a reason you can't since we generally recommend ice post surgery to reduce normal swelling. With that said, you should have been give... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Cold sores will go away with or without treatment in 10-14 days. Most over-the-counter treatments are pallative and deal more with the uncomfotrable ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Either: Both are ada approved and considered acceptable. However, the high noble will generally last longer. I am assuming that since #11 is involved you wi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Herpes has what is called a prodrome period or a period of mild discomfort before a full outbreak occurs. This is when prescription Acyclovir is most... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Testicular Lumps: What you are checking for is something that feels different from the norm. Generally the lump will be hard compared to "squishy". The best time to che... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
We Don't Really Know: We all dream, it is just that you are better at remembering your dreams than others. We think that dreaming is a part of our brain trying to de-stress... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Prevent Cold Sores: If you are having requesnt outbreaks of cold sores, you should ask your dentist of md for a prescription for that purpose. There are multiple meds ava... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Difficult to Say: Witout knowing specifics about your mom's age, condition of teeth, if she has dentures, etc. It's hard to give a really meanigful answer. Part of norm... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Apthous Ulcer?: By description and location it sounds like an apthous ulcer. We are not sure the cause (maybe an overactive immune system) but it is linked to stress ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Homeostasis: We are constantly losing small amounts of water through perspiration - this is part of homeostasis. Some sweat more at rest than others. If you are s... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Thrush?: It could be candidiasis or thrush. It could also be discoloraction from smoking if you are a smoker and there are many other things that it could be ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Zovirax (acyclovir) Cream: You will need a prescription from your md or your dentist though. Over the counter treatments lessen the symptoms but do not decrease the length of ti... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Most likely no: There is no reason that you should need a catheter for sinus surgery. The procedure is relatively short in time & often done out-patient. That said, ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Tongue Pain: In short, most definitely. All of the muscles in the tongue attach in the back of your mouth unlike most muscles that attach 2 or more bones together... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Visit your Dentist: There are many things this could be but the most likely is a candidias infection - also known as thrush. While generaly there will be a white coating ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Several Options: It could be herpes simplex i (cold sores) and your first exposure is almost always worse than other exposures. It could be a viral or bactrerial infe... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Weight Loss Plateau: It's normal during weight loss programs to reach points where the loss slows or stops periodically. The key is to stick with your program & contiue to... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Time for Check Up: If it has been more than 6 months you need to see your dentist. It may be that you have tartar build up that needs professionally removed. It also may... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
It Depends: There are several types of skin cancer & depending on the type, how bad it has progressed & the overall health of the person before the range is great... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Work With MD: That amount once a day is not extremely high & your dependence if most liely more thinking you need it than a physical need. That said, coming off it ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Third Possibility: It could also be angular chelitis which always occurs in the corners of the mouth. There can be many causes & like herpes & excema is made worse by pe... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Possibly Allergy: It sounds like you might be suffering some allergy symptoms. It could be airborne or even a food allergy causing this. If it is only slightly annoying... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Generally No: Alchohol and most medications tax you liver and it is best to avoid alcohol consumption especially for short-term medication use. You doctor or pharma... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Definitely: Stress & anxiety can cause almost any symptom you can think of and affect everyone differently. The key to controlling it is to control the stress and... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
It Varies: It all depends on the medication, the severity, how many psychotic episodes and underlying conditions. Your symtoms may not even return or if they do ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Many Options: Most cities have clinics or health depts. That provide free or low-cost or income-based payments medical/mental health services. Many accept care cred... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Not Necessarily: Liking darkness over lots of light is a preference many people have. Who wouldn't prefer to watch a movie in the darkness of a theater? Also sleep sp... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Varies With Severity: May be triamcinolone or fluocinonide, for mild cases and decadron, temovate, prednisone, or Medrol (methylprednisolone) for severe cases. These are th... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Anxiety: Either could cause it but dental injections commonly cause issues even in those not anxious since most anesthetics have epinepherine that can cause yo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Seek Treatment: This is something a professional should see in person to evaluate and determine how to treat.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes: Sjogren's makes most wounds heal slower anyway. Since HPV often affects mucous membranes in the mouth, intestines and reproductive organs and Sjgroen'... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
It Depends: Since you only have sensitivity, the tooth most likely can be repaired (filled or crowned). However, if the crack is more severe or runs vertically al... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Get Tested: To be 100% certain, you could always request that your doctor test you for both HSV1 & HSV2. If your results come back negative you could not hav... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Normal Reflex Action: It is most likely a normal reflex action for you - similar to how dogs will shake their bodies to dry off. To be more scientific about it, our ears he... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
It Depends: How long has it been since your last dental exam? There are many things that can cause bad breath including mouth breathing at night, smoking, build u... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Difficult to Say: We need to know more to advise you. Are you male or female? Current weight? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty inactive? Weight trainin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Keep if you Can: It's always best to keep natural teeth if you can. Nothing functions as well as the original equipment. That said, if the costs are more than you can ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Many Options: First most cities have clinics or health depts. That provide free or low-cost dental services or income-based payments. Many dentist accept care credi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 30 years experience
Dental X-Ray: You should address your concerns with those conducting the study but in short, it is highly unlikely this would be an issue. Chances are they are usi... Read More

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
Jan 5, 2017
Very practical advice while giving understandable educating explanations of why!
Oct 31, 2017
Excellent work ethics and also persistent and patience
Jul 30, 2015
I highly recommend Dr Goodpaster.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you Doctor. Your answer gives me so much hope. I will test again a month from now as well. I was given truvada 2 weeks after possible exposure and took it for 21 ...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks again... Yea I saw 3 Doctors out in Delaware, just seems weird they ran EMG and it come out Moderate both hands for CTS, and WV run no test, didn't request resu...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! We will discuss with the orthopedic surgeon at our March appt. They seem to want to avoid surgery near the AMD eye injection and it made me wonder about all the other p...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Excellence in Patient Satisfaction - Affordable Dentures
Top Doctor, Third Place, Indiana - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Indiana - Winter
2013
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