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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla

Periodontics
Tampa, FL
34 years experience male

Locations

Periodontal & Implant Esthetics

Tampa, FL

Address

3814 West Azeele Street, Tampa, FL
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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.

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Periodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Diabetes Mellitus-2: Most if not all of your symptoms are those of adult onset diabetes mellitus. It will be in your best interest to make an appointment with your physici... Read More
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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Gum disease, caries: Halitosis or bad breath may be caused by gum disease, cavities, tonsillar stones, sinus and stomach problems. The great majority of cases of bad breat... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Your doctor is right: An irregular heart beat or arrhythmia is caused by the electrical impulses that make your heart beat not working in a coordinated fashion. Bicuspid va... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Xerostomia : Xerostomia or dry mouth could be caused by a variety of causes. It may be drug induced (most common) sjogren's syndrome, and multiple other factors. N... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Skin tags: A lot of women have skin tags in the area. Some women are overly concerned about them. If they do not itch, swell, change in color, or hurt, they are... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Candida infection: Your symptoms strongly point to a candida infection best known as "yeast infection". You may try some of the over the counter medications to rule out ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Full arch extraction: Two to three days. This really depends on the amount of trauma inflicted during the extractions. The less traumatic the extractions the faster the rec... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
It may help: Vitamin c deficiency contributes to gum disease. Vitamin c is an antioxidant which aids in the maintenance and repair of connective tissue. Its antiox... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Fraxel Scar Removal: There having a great deal of success removing scars with the fraxel laser. This procedure would have to be performed by a dermatologist.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Type of bone graft: Yes, the bone graft will resorb. The time of resorption depends on the type of bone graft they placed. Some crystalline grafts, such as bovine, will t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
It could be: The gingiva (gum) is impacted by the hormonal changes due to pregnancy. There is an increase in vasculature of the gums during gestation. Also, pregna... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Yeast Infection: It depends on where the yeast infection is, candidiasis could occur in the mouth, genitalia, and other constantly moist areas of the body. There is a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Tremors: There is a condition called benign familial tremors. A neurologist would be the best person to help your son.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Call your physician: Vomiting and diarrhea of two weeks duration is very concerning to me. You could get seriously dehydrated or worse. These may be symptoms of pregnancy,... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Mouthguard and deca: No, a well made bite guard should not give you cavities. Usually mouth-guards allow the flow of saliva through the teeth, particularly at the tooth-gu... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Clõsys Oral Rinse : Clõsys alcohol free oral rinse is the best product to control bad breath. I think cvs carries it.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
IBS: You may have irritable bowel syndrome or ibs. The symptoms you describe i.e., nausea, sweating and pooling of saliva are some of the symptoms of ibs.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Gingivitis: Gingivitis means inflammation of the gingiva (gums). Gingivitis is usually due to poor oral hygiene and the accumulation of plaque and tartar around t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Chiary and cyst: The symptoms outlined in your statement are all consistent with the chiari malformation type 1 and arachnoid cyst. Your statement also mention the pos... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Cycle length: It depends on your cycle length. If your menstrual cycle is every 28 days, you may have conceived in late aug. If your cycle is 35 days you may have c... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Shortness of breath: The main symptom of vcd is feeling short of breath or difficulty trying to get air in your lungs. Other symptoms are noisy breathing, hoarse voice, ch... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Yes and no: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection. It may present due to a decrease in the immune system (low complement). Lichen planus is an autoimmune disorde... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Yes it may be: Tingling and muscle tension and pain are symptoms of gad. So are irritability, fatigue, restlessness, tremor (shaking), inability to concentrate and f... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Taste Buds: Provided that these bumps are not a symptom of underlying disease, i.e. There is no pain, swelling, bleeding, burning sensation, or discomfort of any ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Taste Buds: Most likely the "red bumps" at the back of your tongue are taste buds called circumvallate papillae. The number of these taste buds range from 8 to 14... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Yes it does: Geographic tongue or benign migratory glossitis eventually goes away. But, it deserves its right to come back. It usually does not cause any harm. The... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Oral hygiene: Gripe water may have a soothing effect in babies because of its sweetness, but research has shown it to be of no therapeutic effect. Your baby may be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Pulsatile Tinnitus: A thumping sound in the hear usually stems from noise made by surrounding blood vessels. This noise does not require treatment but you should visit yo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Yes it does: A high palatal vault may cause snoring, sleep apnea, tooth malposition and lip incompetency (no mouth seal). I a study done with 1065 children they fo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
No: There is no evidence that Clindamycin can cause canker sores. As a matter of fact, the cause of canker sores is not known. They are associated with ma... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Yes: Yogurt has beneficial bacteria which eliminates other potentially harmful bacteria in your gut. These good bacteria may prevent candidiasis (yeast) in... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Fair to good: Acute kidney failure can be reversed in healthy individuals. Wagener's is present so recovery may never be complete. The only thing i know, other than... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
No: An overdose of opioid analgesics (narcotic pain relievers) could cause respiratory depression. One should never self medicate with any drug. More medi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 years experience
Orthodontist call: As long as necessary. The dental team who is treating your son will determine when the palatal expansion devise must be removed. It usually takes 4 to... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Periodontics 34 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
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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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