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Dr. Joel Teig

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Smithtown, NY
46 years experience male

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

122 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Ignore: Do see your dentist for cleaning and exam 2 x per year. Brush and floss 2x per day.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Decongestant: The safest and simplest medications to decrease and excess mucous in the back of your throat is a decongestant medication. There are quite a few over... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Antihistamine : Not knowing your daughter’s medical history, I suggest a mild antihistamine, Benedryl (diphenhydramine) comes in a children’s liquid form. It is safe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Let it pass.: If you swallowed the ring and you want it back, check your stools when you have to have a bowel movement. I know it sounds terrible, bu if you want t... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
It can be toxic: Vick’s vaporub when contacting the mucous membranes of any location in the body, can be absorbed and enter the bloodstream and cause dangerous toxic e... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
CPT code for graft: D7953 is the CPT code for a bone graft in an extraction site to regain the anatomy of the area.
A male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
You need to be seen: There are a couple of possible reasons for this discomfort. It could be that the nerve within the tooth has become inflamed or the gum tissue and bon... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Tap your teeth: A tooth that is inflamed can produce pain, but that shows that the nerve inside the tooth is inflamed. Tapping on all of your teeth can often determi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Artery position: A pulse can potentially be felt whenever an artery is close to the surface. Locations like the side of the neck have a large artery and the pulse is ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Evaluation: If the lump lasts for longer than 10 - 14 days, see your physician to evaluate the cause.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Larynx inflammation: Loud voice, used repeatedly over a period of time, can produce a laryngitis. This is an inflammation of the vocal cords and can actually produce some... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Yes: The flu is a viral infection and the strep you speak of would be a bacterial infection. One or the other could start the situation and your resistanc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Yes: Infected sinus can also prove an infected tonsil or just tonsillitis.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Doctor: If the area on your tonsil is an abscess, the doctor might be the one to prescribe an antibiotic to fight the abscess. You can also try warm salt wat... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Bruise: It is not uncommon after an extraction to have the tissue more vulnerable to minor trauma. Any chewing in the area could possibly traumatize it. So... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Incomplete healing: With a dry socket, excess inflammation can become present within the tooth socket. With this excess inflammation, the tissue within and surrounding t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Nerve or muscle: Depsending on the tooth extracted,. Some teeth have nerves running very close to their roots and can be traumatized by pressure or inflammation from ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Have to see: What you describe could be from trauma. The trauma does not have to be severe, but I have seen those spots from biting on a pencil, chewing food that... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
See a doctor: Making an appointment with your child's pediatrician is important and should be done before any other treatment is attempted.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Clenching: Although, not all temple pressure is caused by stress and clenching of your teeth, it is a common cause. Anxiety will also accentuate the tension and... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Sinus and/or antibio: Mucous from a cold can collect into the sinuses. Once there the inflammation or infection can continue to grow and produce sinusitis. With sinusitis... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Warm salt water: Another aid to reduce the pain while allowing the infection to drain is using warm salt water. Use a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and ke... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Minor salivary gland: There are a number of different locations in the mouth where saliva is discharged from major and minor salivary glands. There are many minor salivary... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Rinse: If you truly have an infection of the gum, bacteria becomes trapped and begins to grow and can expand into other areas nearby. You need to assist in ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
No touching: A nighguard should not impinge, at all, on the extraction site. Other than that, there is no reason that the nightguard cannot be worn.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Keep rinsing: If the sensation of something being in the extraction site after eating, warm salt rinses should help. If not, call your dentist and ask him for an i... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Stop Bruxism: Bruxism is often started due to a minimal change in the bite. Once begun the dentist should give the patient a mouth guard to fully relax the jaw mus... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Gentler rinse: I suggest, even thought the andolex kills bacteria and viruses that cause some ulcers, but some others are not due to the bacteria or viruses. I sugg... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Similar feelings: Both a blood clot in the neck and a pinched nerve of the neck can both cause pain and have similar painful feelings.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Probably no: Lymph nodes are usually enlarged due to an inflammation causing increased fluid and or increased white blood cells within the lymph nodes. That inflam... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Ignore: Have a wisdom tooth checked by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon if the is pain, swelling, bleeding.
A male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
See otolaryngologist: If the fluid from the trauma remains stagnant in the sinus, it can become infected and produce a sinus infection. An evaluation and necessary treatme... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Hand, Foot and Mouth: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is a virus infection which cannot be controlled with antibiotics. Keeping your hands and face very clean and away from f... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Ignore: Try a soft diet. Place warm moist cloths on both sides of your face for 15 minutes every 3-4 hours.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Yes: Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication that can produce irritation in the gut (heartburn).. Try to reduce heartburn pain initially ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Various swelling: Often, associated with TMJ or actually caused by TMJ or causes TMJ are areas of swelling in certain areas of the jaw. Often these swellings are cause... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
If correct meds: If the bacteria stimulating the inflammation of the tonsil and causing an exudate, it can take up to 10 days for a full effect. If no change has occu... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
There are choices: Hyperpigmentation can use skin lightening agents like Lytera, but there are others. Another approach is to have the area treated with special light tr... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
GERD: It is difficult to define the cause without an exam, but your problem could be from an inflammation of the esophagus. With gastroesophageal disease (... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Wash your face: SSharma - using a medication to help reduce the bumps is not a bad idea, but my suggestion is that you utilize soap that kills bacteria. My suggestio... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
YES: If the headache is continuing, along with the lightheadiness and sick feeling, you should definitely be examined by A&E. Rather than waiting and ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Blockage: Most likely, what you describe sounds like a blockage of one of the submandibular glands that produce saliva and bring it to below the tongue. You sh... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Muscle is tight: It is not unusual for the neck muscles to go into spasm, if they have been over used or the head and neck was left in an awkward position, such as lay... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Questionable med: Z-pak is not a primary antibiotic to be used for an oral infection. Your dentist should have prescribed penicillin unless your are allergic to penici... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Yes: There are muscles in the temple region of the head which are linked with muscles of the jaw, neck and shoulders. The old saying, the head bone is con... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Sinusitis: Your daughter sounds as if she has a sinusitis and the dripping into her nose and into her mouth might have inflamed the eustachian tube the goes from... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Treat the cause: If the swelling is due to an infection, then it needs to be treated with an antibiotic and or warm salt water compresses. If due to trauma, cold is u... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Possible TMJ: Jaw aches that occur over and over are often due to spasms of the jaw muscles. These muscles control the opening and closing of the jaw and they are ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
She needs to be seen: Your mother needs to speak with her physician immediately or make an appointment with a gastroenterologist to evaluate the reason for the regurgitatio... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joel Teig
46 years experience
Check your temperatu: If you have a fever, do not wait, see your physician to evaluate you. It might be the flu and treating it early is the best way to arrest the symptom... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Teig is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Teig is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I fully understand your point. Bye!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, First Place, the Nation - Fall
2017
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