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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla

Periodontics
Tampa, FL
33 years experience male

Locations

Periodontal & Implant Esthetics

Tampa, FL

Address

3814 West Azeele Street, Tampa, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
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Fax

8138720170

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Office

Tampa, FL

About

Bio

Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla received his dental degree from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated <i>Cum Laude</i> (high honors) in 1989, and was the recipient of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists award for excellence in undergraduate Periodontics, and the Quintessence Award for outstanding performance in clinical Periodontics Dr. Ruiz earned a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences in the discipline of Oral Biology and completed his training in Post-Doctoral Periodontics and Implantology at Harvard University. After graduation in 1991, he was appointed Assistant Clinical Instructor for the Department of Periodontology in the Post-Doctoral Training Program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ruiz has done extensive research, and pioneer work, in the field of periodontal regeneration, and has extensive experience in procedures leading to the regeneration of the supporting structures of the teeth. He has published several articles in this topic and has lectured nationally and internationally in the subjects of bone grafting and regeneration, Periodontics and Implantology. Dr. Ruiz is the first Periodontist in Hillsborough County to treat periodontitis with the Periolase laser. Dr. Ruiz is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, and the Florida Dental Association. He is former president of the Hillsborough County Periodontal Association. His hobbies are snow skiing, hiking, reading and traveling.

Specialties
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Periodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

91 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Infection: The symptoms you mention could be caused by candida (yeast), bacteria (bacterial vaginosis), trichomonads, and chlamydia. The most likely culprit woul... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
TMJ dysfunction: Unfortunately there is nothing you can do at home other than applying moist heat to the jaw joints 15 minutes out of every hour. You need to see a den... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
No: Excessive intake of vitamin B12 may cause numbness and tingling of had and feet. Other studies seem to indicate that excessive intake of vitamin B12 m... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Chantix: Many of my patients have stopped smoking with the aid of a drug named Chantix (varenicline). This drug works best if you have a support group encourag... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Infection: Untreated tooth abscesses could cause infection to spread to the jaw bone, or to head, neck and chest area causing ludwig's angina which could be fata... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Yes: Even though the process of digestion is carried out by the entire digestive system, the complex carbohydrates (sugars), fats and proteins of a piece o... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
"Transparent Teeth": Teeth start to get "transparent" mainly due to acid erosion. There are two kinds of acid erosion, first due to extrinsic factors, mainly the excessive... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Safety: There is always the risk of having complications during delivery. If they have to do an emergency c-section for instance, the may need to intubate (pl... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Broken teeth: Teeth fractured at the gum line are a little more challenging to extract than whole teeth. A periodontist or an oral surgeon or a dentist with experie... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
No hormonal effect: The information you provide does not include where you had an infection. If it was in the mouth, there have been case reports reporting anorexia and w... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Tooth Decay: Most likely you have a large cavity in the front tooth. Make an appointment with a dentist asap. The tooth is turning brown because plaque is accumula... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Diet, oral hygiene: She needs a diet rich in fiber, and better oral hygiene. The best way to increase fiber intake in children is by giving them prunes, mango, apples, pi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
A dental exam: Most of bad breath originates in the oral cavity (mouth). You may have new cavities, cavities under old fillings and or crowns (caps), or periodontal ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
PUVA & Retinoic Acid: Yes, it can be removed properly. Visit your dermatologist and ask about p.U.V.A. Therapy and retinoic acid. Psoralen in combination with uva light are... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Syringoma removal: Syringomas are harmless sweat gland tumors. They can be removed with erbium or carbon dioxide laser. Find a dermatologist who has either one of these ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Tooth abscess: The tooth may have a cavity which may be causing a localized infection. Since she is five, the tooth is deciduous (baby tooth). A chronic infection co... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Acid Reflux: A possible, and regardless of the outcome, beneficial solution to your problem may be a change in your dietary habits. Avoid carbonated beverages, cof... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Genetics: Root length varies among individuals. Body height and weight do not determine root size. One may be petite yet have long tooth roots. I usually see th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Medication: Most insect bites cause minor irritation such as itching, swelling, tingling and/or numbness. These symptoms could be treated with an antihistamine (b... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Calcium in saliva: Regardless of whether you are a smoker or not, some individuals tend to accumulate more calcium precipitate (calcium mineral) on the lower anterior te... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Mucocele: It could be many things from autoimmune to a herpes virus infection. Also, it could be a mucocele. A mucocele is a saliva filled blister due to a clog... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Tongue-tied: Tongue-tied or ankyloglossia occurs when the lingual (tongue) frenum (thin tissue which connects from tongue to floor of the mouth) is attached to the... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Laser, hydroquinone: The most effective treatment to eliminate hyperpigmentation of the skin is through laser treatment. Other very effective way to lighten skin is by usi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Not OK: Dilatation and curetage (D&C) is mostly performed to relieve heavy, irregular and prolonged menstruation. You should discuss this with your obgyn or t... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Depends on severity: Aortic valve regurgitation cannot be cured with medications. Depending on the severity of the regurgitation, they can observe it if it is mild to mode... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Yes: Prenatal ultrasounds are not 100% accurate. Readings also depend on the training and experience of the tech and the ob. Ultrasonography cannot detect ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Anemias : Iron deficiency anemia and pernicious anemia (vitamin b 12 deficiency anemia) may cause the symptoms you are describing. There are several underlying ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Esophagitis: Esophagitis or inflammation of the esophagus, the muscular tube that links the mouth with the stomach, causes pain under the breast bone bilaterally a... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Removal: A molar pregnancy is always removed. It is not an abortion since in a complete molar pregnancy there is no embryo and in partial molar pregnancies the... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
19-21 days: Discontinue taking your bcps and wait until 19 to 21 days after your second cycle. If you are using a kit make sure you follow the instructions to the... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Diabetes & Ulcers: It may, diabetics are more susceptible to develop gum disease than the general population. Also, ulcers and other gut problems may cause bad breath. I... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Iron Defici. Anemia: The symptoms you describe are typical of those associated with iron deficiency anemia. Uterine fibroids and heavy flow menses may lead to blood loss a... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Side effects: One of the numerous side effect of spironolactone is troubled breathing. You need to advise your physician asap about this side effect. Amlodipine doe... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Halitosis: Chlorophyll tables are not going to help. Most all of bad breath comes from the oral cavity or mouth. Caries, gum disease and poor oral hygiene are th... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Have tooth checked: Go back to your dentist and have your root canal treated tooth checked. Pressure or "fullness" in one side of the head could be a symptom of many path... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Common: Herpes simplex virus - 1 (oral herpes) infections are common in the United States. About 68 % of the population are carriers of the virus. This infect... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Tender glands: Chewing tobacco would certainly put you at a much higher risk of getting oral cancer. The lymph nodes ("glands") that are swollen bilaterally may indi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
More info needed: The mouth is a large cavity with a lot of anatomical parts in it. Where exactly are these red dots? If they are on the tongue and you do not have any ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Normal: Neonate's tongue sucking is very normal, there is a lot of speculation about it like hunger, dreaming of suckling, etc. It is benign and normal and it... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Bad Breath Causes: The most common causes of bad breath are cavities, gum disease, or both. Upper respiratory infections, and gut problems are also possible causes of ba... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Tooth abscess: Sometimes, even taking antibiotics, oral infections do not resolve. The fact that you forgot to take the last pill may not have prevented the swelling... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Tooth abscess: If, as you said, you have many broken teeth, the lesion on your palate may be due to a tooth abscess that is draining through your hard palate. You ne... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Tooth Grinding: Yes it can. Usually the damage caused by bruxing and clenching is generalized. It may involve a complete rehabilitation of the dentition. But, if you ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Broken tooth: It depends how badly the tooth is broken. Visit your dentist and get an assessment. You may need endodontic treatment (root canal, even a crown extens... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Side effects: Methotrexate is a very powerful drug to treat mostly cancer and a few other conditions. Side effects of Methotrexate could be fatal. These range from ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
No: Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by a tiny burrowing mite called sarcoptes scabiei. These mites do not infect the oral cavity (mouth).
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
TMD: You do have tmj, as a matter of fact you have two, one on each side. But if you would have tmd (temporomandibular disorders) you would need to visit a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
No: No. True gum disease or periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease. It may occur due to genetics or it could be acquired due susceptibility and d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Good oral health: The main cause of bad breath is due to the presence of cavities and or gum disease. Bad breath could also be caused by upper respirator infections and... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 33 years experience
Oral Steroids: The cause of actinic lichen planus is unknown. It mostly affects dark skinned populations. Lesions appear mostly on the areas that are exposed to uv r... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ruiz de Castilla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ruiz de Castilla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you we were out of for her graduation . I will get her into doctor today. Things always happen on vacation :) again THANS YOU
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Your answer made me feel good, thanks! I have Wegener's & diffuse alveolar hemorrhage. I was sent to Mayo.
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Thanks for the input. The main problem is that I can't afford to see a dentist right now unfortunately.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Awards

Top Periodontist, First Place, Florida - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, Tampa Region, FL - Summer
2013
Top Periodontist, Second Place, Florida - Summer
2013

Publications

Short term administration of growth factors enhances periodontal regeneration
PDGF-B/IGF-I Enhances periodontal regeneration and bone growth
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