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Dr. J. Richard Shih

Cosmetic Dentistry
San Diego, CA
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Diego, CA

Address

8226 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00am
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

Medi-Cal

About

Bio

Your Smile is My Passion!

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Material, esthetic: Crown is crown but could made of different material and add feature on it. If you pay for a car, you should know what kind of car and features you are... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Wait for some time.: Normally the blood clot compression or slight invasion of nerve is common in wisdom teeth removal case. And it might take up to 6 months for total rec... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes: When being evaluated with dental maxillofacial problem, the Pano or skull x-ray will be ordered by your dentist. Usually children under age of 6, the ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Possible: The reoccurring mouth ulcer usually is the sign of interference of the body immune system. Same as mono, whether it is caused by virus or immune suppr... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Oral hygiene: If it is cause by oral rinse like chlorohexidine, a common medicine often prescribed after any oral surgery as its side effect, there is nothing to wo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Various: There are many health conditions might affect the symtoms you concerned here, it depends and how long the syptoms have persisted. From your diet, life... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Tea and coffiene: The most common cause is neurologic reaction to stress in life. If every time she drank tea and got the headache and stomach pain, then her pain might... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Molar: If it is a loose baby molar and felt shaking, you can keep loosing it with your finger back and forth. You might be surprised that it came out quicker... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Birth mark?: For cosmetically fixing ugly spots, please consult a dermatologist of cosmetic surgeon.
A member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Haedache: Sounds like there is disturbance of nervous and circulation balance. You will need whole panel of lab tests to rule out the cause.
A female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Women: Hormone disturbance, anxiety, skin disease, foods, drugs, chemical agent and environmental toxins all have contributed to woman hair loss. Balance of ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
How long: As long as Implanon removed and the tube started to open, you have the chance.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Tongue shape: For most of geographic tongues, they will stay for almost lifetime. Unless it is cause by infection. The shape of tongue might be vary with the time b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Laser: You can ask your dentist or physician to remove it easily with soft tissue laser under topical or local anesthesia. Biopsy is suggested as well.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Do: Do you know about 50% people who can not tolerate CPAP device can have a portable intraoral device?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Depends: The answer depends on the history and whether there is ulceration or not.. If it just a anatomic variety, then no big concern. If it is a cut opening ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Maybe: Your body might take care the pain itself with the time. If you have the inlay very recently, the best way is go back to the dentist and have him/her ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Allergic: If it doesn't hurt, you need not to worry about it. If it does hurt you, you can ask your dentist a prescription mouth wash to sooth the pain.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Sweet food pain: If the sweet food cause the headache every time or sometimes in the same region of the face or teeth, then there is highly possibility of problem rela... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Congenital: It is usually the condition of genetic issue. Mostly happened on the lateral incisors and bicuspids, rarely absence of all teeth.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Maybe or not: Lichen planus is a 'planus' with unknown reason and could be associated with an autoimmune disorder. Please seeing a dermatologist for proper treatmen... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Appetite: Psychologic disturbance, hormone disturbance, digestive system disturbance, ... Or simply no good food around.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Teeth whitening: It depends how often, how to apply and how intense of the teeth whitening procedure and as well as your own body. Under normal circumstances, the teet... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Painful blister: No matter it is herpes simplex or herpes zoster. The herpes always start from sporadic blisters and then ruptured later on. And they are paiful.
A female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Side effect: The drug for hair loss prevention and hair restoration are made of different ingredients. Please use it by manufacure instructions.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Hormone change: Usually when a person became excited or nervous, our body will secrete more Epinephrine and change hormone level to adapt the outside situation. As a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes: The virus will pass on from one person to another person with close contact, including sharing the same tooth brush or lipstick while the virus can su... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Check heart doctor: Quite offen, the refer pain from the heart attack might make you felt like a toothache episode with left arm cramping. And sometimes, these combinatio... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Mostly, No.: Canker sore is a painful condition happened in the mouth without particular reason associated. It could happen on lips, palate, check and tongue. Most... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Gold crown: South Africa 88 is a precious metal gold brand to use in make of dental crown, most expensive and most durable. If your question is what well know por... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Circulation poor?: It depends it is unilateral or bilateral. Bilateral means the symptoms are both sides and etiology is usuallyly systemic origin. Unilateral means only... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Blood check: It is unclear whether your immune system has been suppressed or not, but you should see your physician to check your white blood cell count see if it ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Follow dr. order: Whether you need antibiotics or not, please follow your doctor's recommendation. If you felt that you want to change your medication because some side... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Possible gum Dx: There are some possible causes that will make bleeding in mouth. Gum disease in one of them and very common. You should contact a dentist first for an... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Tes: Usually in a city or county, some charity organization will receive the fund to provide free dental work for people do not have dental insurance, espe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Need evidence: "every footprint is from footstep" to say that you clench your jaw, grinding your teeth and bite your cheek while you sleep, the good evidence can be ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Until removed: Usually lichen planus is the white lesion of pre-cancer. I will disappear by itself in a normal condition. It is suggested that you are under the care... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes.: If you still felt the condition is not resolved, you will need to report to you physician who prescribed the antibiotics for proper advise.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Medical condition: Usually when there is a change in tongue tasting and abnormal tongue morphology with no reason, there is a need tin seeking for medical help. Sometime... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
See physician: Looked like the jaw dislocation is from extensive yarning that you tried to relieve the pain. You might have medical condition that you should see a p... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Many reasons: There are many possibility of bad mouth odor, such as cavity, periodontal disease, food, medication, health condition, etc.... Taken care of cavity is... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Sweet and hygiene: Decay is the result of removal of your calcium of your tooth structure by bacteria also known as a "sugar bug". After consuming carbohydrate or sweets... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
It depends.: Numbness usually is not common to associate to tooth abscess but it is still possible. Whether it is caused by germs or virus infection, proper differ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes.: Usually tooth infection whether acute or chronic will trigger the immune system to react. Lymph nodes swelling is one of this reaction. Please consult... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Immediate result: If you received surgery to correct your open bite, you should see the result right after the surgery. Of course, there is recovery time and post-surge... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
See Oral Surgeon: There are some other rather benign tumor might show normal sign on ct or x-rays. Of course, if it is swollen salivary gland, then it must has a reason... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes: The procedure can be done with ENT or Oral Surgeon who has laser equipment in the office.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes: Yes, you could unless your temporary crown is made of metal and you happened needing a Brain scan and the metal temporary crown is on its way to block... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Tonsil removal: If you consider this option, please consult with an Oral Surgeon or ENT surgeon for help.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
Yes/ No: Thrush is a form of yeast infection and usually it is a sign of immune system problem. Whether have the dental work or not will need to discuss with y... Read More

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Mar 20, 2015
Great Doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shih is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shih is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks very much for the quick response! The blisters are distractingly painful, but the pharmacist said there wasn't much you could do.
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Thankyou for your help my girl is a little underweight and suffers psoriasus and asthma to thankyou
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Thanks for your quick reply! I removed it surgery 2 yrs ago and now also nose block, Still no hiv?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Dental School
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

Kaoushiung Medical University
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Northwestern University

Awards

2006-2014 "Top America Dentist"
Top Dentist, First Place, San Diego, CA - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

former UCSD Family Medicine Volunteer Clinical Instructor
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