Dr. Raymond Traver

Dentistry
Thomasville, NC
37 years experience male

Locations

ECU School of Dental Medicine - Davidson CSLC

Thomasville, NC

Address

1235 DCCC Rd, Thomasville, NC, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

107 Answers
171 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
MRG: Sounds like median rhomboid glossitis which is basically a yeast infection. See your dentist for final diagnosis and if it is you will be prescribed ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
absolutely. I would try to avoid the extraction sites when chewing
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Thats a little silly - If they need fillings a proper one will include post sealing of the margins. Definintely would not pay extra for them
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Thats a bit low. I would monitor it every 15 min and go to ER if it continues to drop
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Are you asking about the long term effectiveness or how long the vaccine is good for in storage?
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Are you overweight with a big belly. I find that a lot of time the belly blows out a large portion of the air in your lungs and may cause this, Is i... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
used denture repairs what is the question?
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Good medicine: To make sure you don;t have a lymphoma or other serious disease.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Tubes: The eustation tubes empty in the back of your throat. Their purpose is to regulate pressure in the inner ear. When you swallow you are hearing the e... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Not likely: Chewing gum usually stimulates saliva secretion which actually will neutralize acid.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Could be TMJ related: If a dry socket is ruled out and the pain is generalized, you could be experiencing myofascial pain dysfunction which basically means that the mucsles... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Its very possible: Hopefully yo are being treated with ananti-fungal such as Nystatin or some other med.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
GERD: Could very like be caused by gastric reflux. Please see your md for further evaluation. There are ways to treat this problem and make life much bett... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Anxiety: Diazepam works well for many patients but it must be used correctly and someone must accompany you . Talk to your dentist about the other forms of se... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Omfs: You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon . The hole should be repaired and you may need to be treated for infection.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Get to a dentist: You will not alleviate the pain by taking otc medications. You need to get to a dentist asap. It sounds like you need root canal therapy or an extra... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: The relationship though is between dental health and playing soccer. I've seen many teeth injured during soccer . The more serious concern is concus... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes and no: While i'm sure that amc veneers are the treatment used on many celebrities, they are a brand name from a specific laboratory. There are many other fi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Papilloma: It is probably a papilloma or a fibroma papillomas are viral and usually rough shaped fibromas usually come from trauma and are smooth.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Thrush: The most common cause for what you describe is candidiasis or thrush. It is a yeast infection that can be treated quite easily. If you are a high... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Maybe: It is possible that an abcessed tooth can cause lymphadenopathy in the cervical region. It is also possible that, if your neck pain is related to str... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Black tooth: If the tooth has on old amalgam ( silver) filling, the silver can leach into the tooth when it oxidizes and this will turn the tooth black. He may a... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
GERD: The two most common causes of this are: gerd - gastroesophogealrefluxdisease where acid comes back up from your stomach and another possibility... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Muscle spasms: Often times when the mouth is held open for a long time during a procedure the muscles that control the jaw movements go into spasm and hurt very much... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Laser treatment: There are many ointment sold to alleviate the symptoms of these types of ulcers. May combine steroids with a numbing agent and are available with pre... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sinus infection: It is very important to have the correct diagnosis in a case like this because a tooth infection can cause sinus pain but a sinus infection can also c... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Not dry socket: There are several things that this could be: 1- Gelfoam - a resorbable material we use to minimize bleeding. 2 - Plaque on the blood clot - use gentl... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Ask patient to get t: Get the patient to get a blood test for HIV , etc at your cost and you should be tested too
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Dehydrated: You may be dehydrated. Drink plenty of fluids and it should make you feel better
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yeast: Often times when we are immunocompromised, yeast infections can occur in our mouths, especially the tongue. If you can clean it off just keep doing t... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Recheck in 2 weeks: i would have you back in two weeks to make sure they are gone
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Hematoma: It is either a hematoma or a mucocele. A hematoma occurs when you damage a small vein and it leaks into the surrounding tissue. A mucocele occurs wh... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Possibly: clindamycin can be harsh on the GI tract.. Ask doc for something else or at least don't take it on an empty stomach
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Abcess: It's most likely from the abcess. It's very serious. Get the tooth taken care of
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Varies widely: from 150 to 500+ DEPENDING ON THE tooth and the difficulty and the dentist
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Probably: What you describe sounds very common and within normal . Take the pain meds the dentist gave you and GENTLY keep it rinsed with warm salt water. Be ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Probably ok: It’s probably ok but call your dentist
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A male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
4 weeks is safe. : The tissue here is very fragile and in a place where the act of chewing and biting into food causes shearing forces that could tear the flap and cause... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Get it checked: It could be a myriad of different problems from constipation to a aortic aneurysm . Please go to the doctor!
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A female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
NO: Antibiotics require a prescription. Analgesics like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil may help alleviate some of the inflammation and pain but your do... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Tooth, sinus, TMJ: With just the information provided i would suspect an infected tooth. Most likely a partially eruptedd upper wisdom tooth. Have this checked. Next... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
It's ok: Should be fine. If you had bone grafting done then go have the dentist check it
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Are you still here: If you are still awake then you should be ok but never mix the two again, please
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Just eating can cause small intra-oral wounds to the gingiva and allow plaque to enter the bloodstream
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Sleep apnea: Please go to a sleep specialist and get a complete exam to rule out sleep apnea
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: Yes. Dental radiographs use minute amounts of radiation compared to older types
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A female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Neuromuscular : I hope you have had a thorough neuromuscular and dental examination to rule out a temporomandibular joint dysfunction TMJD. There are similar sympto... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 37 years experience
Callous: this area often gets hyperkerstized or calloused due to chewing. Can be worse if you smoke. Get it checked
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Traver is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Traver is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thanks! yes I did mean abcess, spellcheck did that. it is still swelling larger around 18 and 19. im going back to the dentist in the morning. the pain is unbearable!
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Did you read the post, that the other Doctors left? Please tell me what is wrong with me. Thank you, for your time.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! I have not had that checked out, but I will make sure to very soon

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonweath University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1986
Excellence in Oral Pathology amd Oral Medicine 1986
Most Influential, Third Place, Albany, NY - Winter
2013

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