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Dr. Martin Hirsch

Dentistry
Chicago, IL
50 years experience male

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Office

Chicago, IL

Address

2800 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 204, Chicago, IL
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

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137 Answers
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Most likely : Only if the symptoms occurred at the same time as the stuffed nose. If the tooth was sensitive before the sinus problem then they may not be related.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Nothing: Nothing will numb your whole mouth. What reason could you possibly have to want to numb your whole mouth. Doesn't seem logical.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
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Nerves: Some questions are almost too foolish to answer. I do not know of anything physical that would cause tongue chewing other than grinding and clenching... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Yes: Where is the canker sore located? If your child rubs the sore area and then her eye the virus can be transmitted to the eye and cause concern.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
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Nothing: Dark gums are usually pigment in the tissue. This is almost like a tattoo or having freckles. You really cannot change it.
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Possible: May have something to do with straining to maintain position while oral surgeon extracted the teeth. Tension and stress can have this effect on adjace... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
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Call dentist: Most palatal lumps that have been there for a while are natural. Ask your dentist if this is normal. Why would you be asking this on line instead of... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Conservative: Warm salt water rinses and applying baby teething gels that numb the area.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Don't bite: If you are trying to bite down while the orthodontist is putting on the bands he will be very upset when you bite his fingers so don't bite down while... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Not necessarily: Depending upon the size of the defect you might need a root canal, but only if there is enough tooth structure left to rebuild the tooth up afterwards... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
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Probably: Losing the weight will definitely help. It may not solve all of your sleep apnea problems but it would definitely be a good start. Get tested again ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Depends: If the abscess was from the temporary then there should be no problem. If the abscess was fromn the tooth itself or the nerve dying then it will not ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Yes: There are multiple surgeries and dental intraoral appliances. You need to arrange an overnight sleep study to ascertain where you physical problem is... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
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Mixed answer: Good oral hygiene does reduce the level of inflammation and infection and therefore has an effect on everything but there is no direct cause and effec... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
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50 years experience
Not likely: Soreness at the tip of the tongue that results in either localized pain, soreness or bleeding may be a result of the tongue rubbing against a rough to... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
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None: None of the toothpastes and/or mouth washes do a good job of whitening. You need touse a good toothpaste and a whitening product that actually stays ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Multiple reasons: First off i would question the mds. I think that buccal mucosa cancer might be handled surgically. Your father's age, medical status and perhaps the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Not usually: I have not read of instances where teething causes reflux. Your child may just be sucking so much on the teeth that more saliva is present.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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50 years experience
Yes: Most people do not actually loose their taste buds, they just loose the ability to taste. This can be temporary due to medication or an illness or it... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Yes: I am answered yes only because snoring and occasional nightmares have absolutely no effect on childhood brain development. Constant loss or lack of s... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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White headed bump: Where is this located? Is it on the gums or the cheek. If it is near a tooth it might be a draining infection. If it is on the cheek it might be a c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Virus: Most of them are caused by the chicken pox virus that you had as a child. No quick remedy for healing them. Warm salt water rinses and baby teething... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
No: If you have a cavity, it does not heal by itself. You need to see a dds. You might try praying really hard and then see a mental health person.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Too abrasive: I think your mother would probably have liked you to brush your teeth with soap many times when you were younger. It tastes terrible. Would you polis... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
What is the question: If your face was swollen and numb before the extractions then that should have started to heal after the extractions. If you got swelling after the e... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
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NO: A dental cleaning can remove superficial staining and debris but not intrinsic staining from medication.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Possibly: This depends on the position of the blisters. They can be caused by sharp teeth, rubbing and irritation or even herpes. If the blisters are right by... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Not sure: It should not be a worrying situation but since you asked the question it bothers you enough to do something about it. Contact the oral surgeon that ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Don't chew gum: You probably are sore because you clench and grind your teeth and the gum chewing makes it worse. See your dentist for a bite guard and evaluation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Probably not: I hope that this question relates to dentistry. When lasers are used in dentistry they should only be used for specific situations. If used in the co... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Topical fluoride: Tooth erosion from reflex is due to the increased acid in your mouth. I would recommend topical Fluoride treatments at your dental office when you ge... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Yes: Your teeth are hard structures and do not get cancer. The effects of tobacco on your teeth is staining and increased debris that affects the supporti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Yes: What does non carbonated or carbonate alcohol have to do with braces? What does alcoholic beverages have to do with braces?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
No: You cannot pass herpes without a herpetic lesion. You can contract herpes through that open wound though.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Probably: You may find that they will return to normal once your hormones return to the pre=pregnancy levels. If you intend to breast feed this will taketill ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
No idea: I cannot figure out what the "none" is behind your ear.Is it the bone, the soft tissue, the muscle? Each answer would have a different cause. Good lu... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
See a neurologist: This may be related. I would suggest that you see your md and ask for a neurological evaluation from a specialist.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Yes: There are arthroscopic examinations of the jaw. What are you trying to accomplish with the test? If you could show arthritic changes of the jaw join... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Possibly: Don't you think that it is a bit illogical to think that you won't feel anything with a surgical procedure. It sounds like your dentist is trying to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
See an ENT physician: If fluid is leaking out your ear it isn't a dental problem. See a physician.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Teeth: It is possible to have a tooth infection that does not respond to these antibiotics. The nerves for your lower teeth start back by your ear. Just for... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
2 weeks: Viral canker sores are a variation of the chickenpox virus and usually take about 2 weeks to heal. Do not use anything caustic on it. Warm salt water... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Yes: Sleep apnea causes less rest and sleep which can have multiple effects. It will not stop development but not sleeping and resting could cause develop... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
What is your questio: You apparently are handling this well with a biopsy. It may be an infection from one of yur teeth. Have a dentist take x-rays of this area to determ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
No: Logically explain to me what the dimples on your cheeks have to do with your wisdom teeth that in the back of your mouth. Having your wisdom teeth ou... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Yes: Any open sore is contagious.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
See an MD: If something has gone on for months like this you need to call your primary care md. Your tongue is a muscle so of course it can cramp.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
Not necessarily: Be logical. If it only hurts when you chew gum then don't chew gum on that side. If this is the only time it hurts then you do not need to do anythi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
DUH! nasal congestio: Possibly just a cold or flu with the resultant effects from their being in discomfort. If it lasts more than another day or two call your md.

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hirsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hirsch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Once all of the above has been done including dental surgery how do I prevent it from getting any worse?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I thought it was a bit of a coincidence! Cheers!
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Yeah... I think your WAY wrong buddy. Don't think I'm crazy. This is not a habit!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ of Penn college of medical dentistry
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Second Place, Illinois - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, Second Place, Illinois - Summer
2013
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