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Dr. Tony Menendez

Prosthodontics
Port Charlotte, FL
38 years experience

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Prosthodontics

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Good question: Ask your doctor if he has any recent xrays showing the bridge in good shapewith no decay. If so, ask him to write a letter statingits condition.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Seek care of ENT: You should go to an ENT to secure a differential diagnosis. They are better prepared for sinus infections. If they do not find anything and suggest ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Loose bridge: Could be cement failure or loose teeth. Do you haveroutine exams and cleanings. Anyone talk to you about periodontal disease.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Perfectly acceptable: Perfectly acceptable as long as there is enough high quality of bone to support impalnts.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Not what ur paying 4: The design, engineering and preperation should not be taken for granted. The quality of the bridge is directly related to the ability and care the de... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Fixed Bridge: In general, if the supporting teeth havea good to excellent long term prognosis, a fixed bridge is the restoration of choice. If the support would be... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
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No soreness: Palpation of the facial muscles will not illicit soreness. There should be a lack of trigger points and the face should look relaxed and no clenching... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Physical therapy: Physical therapy- massaging the offending muscles and avoiding things like phone cradling, chewing gum or sleeping on your side or chest.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
See a dentist: Even with good brushing, a sticky layer can remain on the teeth. It is called a pellicle a can be removed by a hygienist or dentist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Yes: Infections of the teeth can cause a fever and body aches.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
No permanent tooth: Usually this is a result of congenitally missing or impacted adult teeth. See your dentist and have a xray to verify a missing adult toooth.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
No but: If the teeth that will support the bridge are without decay or large restorations an implant is probably better if there is sufficient bone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Carefully: Carefully clean the rest of your teeth avoiding the extraction site so as not to disturb the healing process.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Replace missing teet: A dental bridge is defined as a fixed dental prosthesis to replace missing teeth.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Go to dentist: Most cuts , abrasions and normal pathology resolve within 7-10 days. Any lesion that does not heal within 7-10 days shouild be examined by a dentist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Routine cleanings: Even with good oral hyg, a professional cleaning can reduce buildup below the gum line where you may not be able to reach the tartar.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
FIRST THINGS FIRST: You should have a comprehensive exam and proper radiographs then try reversible procedures like orthotic guards first before considering surgery.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Depends: Fit is most important. If that is compromised it should be redone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
General anesthesia: If you will not have general anesthesia itshould be ok. Let your dr. Kmow prior to surgery.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Yes: Under the best conditions, antibiotics are not necessary.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Soft diet: Usually a soft diet is recommended to avoid disturbing the healing extration site.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Yes: A dental bridge should not effect the longevity of an implant as long as it does not compromise the tissue or bone around the implant.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
May have fractured: See a dentist and get an x ray to see where it is.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Rinse debris: It sounds like pericornitis which is the inflamation of the tissue overlying an erupting tooth.. If food collects under this flap, infection and pain... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Sinusitis: When the maxilla has tightness or pressure it cold indicate sinus issues. Check with a dentist or ENT for a differential diagnosis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
No: Brushing aftereward is your best bet.
A member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Proxa brush?superflo: Proxabrush or super floss will make easier to keep yor bridge clean. Ther are many dental products to support hygiene undera bridge. Ask yourdentist... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Mild discomfort: Surgeon will be very careful to extract the tooth atraumatically, least amount of force necessary. The bone graft should healnicely and be uneventf... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Cavity?: Some minor cavities can be taken care of without anesthetic using lasers and air abrasion.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Physical therapy: Physical therapy is usally the best solution for mild tmj. Use moist heat and massage the offended muscles 15 min on/off several times a day. Nsaids ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Usally 7-10 days: Some stitches dissolve on their own, if not the dentist must remove them.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Odor or bite problem: A poorly designed bridge can effect your biteand cause you to grindor clench your teeth. Pain in the tmj, clicking or popping in front of the ear.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Depends: Fully erupted teeth should be no worse than any other ext.. Bony impaction will increse possibility of pain and swelling.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Laser therapy: Some dentists use laser therapy to speed up healng of canker sores. A home remedy is mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with pepto bysmol ( 50/50) and... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Yes: You should haveyour bite evaluated and see if the natural protective abilities of the front teeth have been lost.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Seek care ASAP: The locking and pain is indicative of trauma in the joint and a posiible torn disc assembly. Have an exam by an oral facial pain specialist with the ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Occlusal guard and P: You should always start w reversible procedure and a complete workup to insure a proper differential diagnosisi. A properly adjusted occlusal guard w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Could be: Or it could be a piece of bone working its way tothe surface. See your dentist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Abcess emergency: An abcess is a dental emergency and should be treated asap to avoid further complications.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Kenalog (triamcinolone): Kenalog (triamcinolone) is a topicla oitment tha helps relieve and protect mouth ulceraation.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
TMJ?: Sounds like tmj. You should have it evaluated and be given options for treatment including physical therapy or a bite guard.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Infected?: Whether infected or a dry socket, seek the care of a dentist asap. Normal healing sockets should not be disturbed and may appear whitish, almost like... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Laser therapy: Some dentists use laser therapy to speed up healng of canker sores. A home remedy is mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with pepto bysmol ( 50/50) and... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Yes: Teething can cause discomfort and drooling in infants. Itcan also spike a slight fever. Best to check with your pediatrician.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Maybe: A class ii bite does not provide for the proper protection of teeth. You will need to be evaluated by an oral surgeon to see whether orthognathic sur... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Not right after: As soon as possible, resume normal diet to improve healing and maitain weight.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Great start: Routine dental cleanings get areas you miss that can cause periodontal disease.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Menendez
38 years experience
Good Question: Over the years we have moved to recommending soft toothbrushes because of the potentialto cause gumline erosion.

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Great doc!!
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Mastership Academy of General Dentistry
Top Prosthodontist, First Place, Florida - Winter
2013
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