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Dr. Jeffrey Collura

Cosmetic Dentistry
Turners Falls, MA
15 years experience male

Locations

Jeffrey M Collura, DMD

Turners Falls, MA

Address

7 Burnham St, Turners Falls, MA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00am
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

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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

dentistry

Doctor Q&A

65 Answers
24 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Most likely: The arbitrary twice a year visit was actually started by an old toothpaste commercial! many people need more than two a year, some could get away with... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
No cure: There is no cure. Only treatment of symptoms. This is a benign lesion and quite common. Some people need to avoid certain foods that are too spicy ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
No and Yes: Bitewing radiographs are the standard for detecting tooth decay, especially between the teeth. The quality of cbt images are so good it may show some... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
No: Depends on depth of decay, but often a filling is sufficient. Sometimes a root canal and or crown might be indicated to save the tooth as well. If th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: Bacteria, inflammatory cells , and byproducts from poor oral health can affect many systems in the body. Most studies have shown links, or risk facto... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Simply no: Hydrogen peroxide is an oxidizer, just like bleach. It will destroy good cells as well as bacteria. Your dentist is mostly right. Floss, brush, r... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Enamel: Enamel is softest after purging, never brush, simply rinse with water or Fluoride rinse.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
No specific age: It really depends on you situation and your development. There really is no set age. If there is a concern with your child typically having them eva... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
No: They really shouldn't be, because as stated previously, they are porcelain veneers. There is only on billing code for porcelain veneers, so in all li... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Denture tab, vinegar: Rinsing under warm water in the am and storing in case should keep them fairly clean. If build up occurs, soaking with denture cleaning tabs or vineg... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Not long: Pain should not last more than a few days, with some discomfort/soreness past that up to a week or two. If you are having true pain, you should have ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Bone density: Simple answer: Bone density can mask an abscess on a 2D image. Think of a 2D image like a photograph of an object and a CBCT as holding the object in... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Short answer yes: These symptoms can be caused by bad teeth, specifically dental abscess or infection. The could also be caused by other issues. I would highly recomm... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
CBCT: CBCT is best, by far. But often 2D is all that is necessary.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Make some calls. : I would call your own dentist first, and he/she can likely call them in for you at at pharmacy near where you are staying. If you don’t have a dentis... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Depends: What caused the lip swelling? Injury? Allergy? Infection? Ice can be used to help with an injury. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for an allergic reac... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
All ages: Let your child brush their teeth, and then brush for them! the truth is most kids don't have the patience or dexterity to brush properly, and need a... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Serious risk: The combination of heavy drinking and cigarette use has a synergistic effect, making the combo much more unhealthy than either alone ( which of course... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: There is no contraindication to have a dental cleaning or treatment after the majority of surgeries. Antibiotic prophylaxis as mentioned above is not ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
No cure: Often a simple filling can eliminate the translucency, sometimes a veneer or crown is indicated. It is likely that some habit such as grinding or aci... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Fluoride: Flouride and acp- amorphous calcium phosphate. These can be found in treatments from your dentist, prescription toothpastes, or otc Fluoride rinses. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
They are OK: These appliances tend to be "bite and boil" they are soft and often bulky. The will help protect the teeth and are better than not using an appliance... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Any with fluoride : Colgate total and crest pro health are good options for most people, but really any toothpaste with Fluoride that you like and will use twice daily is... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
No: Antibiotics will not reduce pain due to caries. Caries are caused by acid attacking the tooth. The pain is coming from structural compromise in the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
See a dentist: Get the decay treated, get oral hygiene instructions and a cleaning. See your dentist on a regular basis. You are fighting a losing battle without p... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Not always: Most often sensitivity is due to to root exposure from recession. Not all recession is due to periodontal disease, and often people with recession ha... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Control the GERD: First, get the gerd under control. It can ruin your enamel and put you at risk for esophageal cancer. Then brush, floss, rinse! and use a tongue scra... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Big problem: Baby tooth decay can lead to pain, infections, traumatized child, lost teeth, spacing issues, etc. Don't ever leave a bottle in the crib. By one, th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Why risk it: Leaving tooth decay untreated is a bad idea, get it taken care of. Period. But to answer your question, theoretically bacterial from your mouth can... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Infection.: There could be an infection remaining. One type, cellulitis, can be serious. I would highly recommend an evaluation by the surgeon/dentist and most ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: Most often this is seen interproximally...Between the teeth. It is never wise to leave cavities untreated, as this can lead to any unhealthy oral en... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
No: Radiation is cumulative, and unnecessary radiation should be avoided, but most xrays are fairly low doses, especially dental X-rays. I would not be c... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
No: The procedure itself should not hurt, as mentioned by others. There can be some post-op pain and discomfort, but this typically is not the norm and c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Taste buds: More than likely what you are seeing are the folate (folic acid) papilla, a type of taste bud on the very back surface of your tongue. The are larger... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: A permanent filling after the root canal is needed. In your case a filling will be placed in the access prepared through the crown. Most likely an am... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Treat the tooth: If you are having that much pain without swelling, in all likelihood, you have irreversible pulpitis, which means your tooth is dying. The pain may g... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Not aware of any.: Typically osteoporosis has little affect on the bones of the jaw, specifically the alveolar bones which support the teeth. The main cause of bone los... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Many things!: Brushing is only one part of oral hygiene. Flossing is crucial, you miss 30% of your tooth by not flossing! i would also highly recommend a tongue s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: All soda, even diet soda is acidic and therefore is harmful to enamel. Sugar free is better, but still not great. If you must...Drink them in one si... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
No: As mentioned above a cavity typically does not have a smell. If you are experiencing a foul smell, it is likely a sign of an infection. Often this i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
ACID + TIME: Acid + time, causes tooth decay. This can be from bacterial byproducts, from foods and drinks in the diet, or from lack of buffering saliva. So in ot... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
3 month cleanings: After scaling and root planing you will need to maintain good home care and have more frequent dental cleanings to help control your periodontal disea... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Likely none: If the mattress was on the floor, he didn’t fall far, and was likely more scared than anything. If you don’t see any physical injuries, most likely t... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: It really depends on the circumstance..New denture, existing denture, partial denture, full denture, etc. But often you can wear a denture immediatel... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Likely can wait: Is there an infection, are you in pain? If not , it can most like wait a week, but don't put it off too long. Avoiding treatment tends to lead to mor... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Balanced diet: Limit all sugars and simple carbs. Eat healthy, well balanced meals including vegetables. Cheeses are great in moderation. Limit snacking and drink... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Not an issue: As mentioned above you would get nausea and upset stomache but wouldn't die. The main concern is too much flouride, but you'd still need to ingest a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Great: That is a good toothpaste. It has an antibacterial component to it which lasts hours after brushing. But really, any toothpaste that contains flouri... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Yes: But i'd get a second opinion. It is entirely possible, but that is a large number if you have been seeing your dentist regularly and have good oral h... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
Cosmetic Dentistry 15 years experience
Unknown: It should not make your tongue numb, but could have some affect on taste. There is not long term data or studies on e-cig use, tough, so not much is ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Collura is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Collura is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Where in UK can it be purchased
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A great answer that gives me a very clear understanding. bye.
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I have a followup #. Look fo it on the general site, ok?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

FLETCHER ALLEN HOSPITAL OF VERMONT
Completed 2008

Awards

Top Cosmetic Dentist, First Place, Massachusetts - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentisrty
Valley District Dental Society
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