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Dr. Charles Emrich

Dentistry
Lexington, KY
43 years experience male

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General dentistry in private practice for 34 years and love every day of helping people smile and stay health. I practice Tai Chi and love sailing both racing and cruising...

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Dentistry

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English

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44 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Decay probably: Sugar will irritate the tooth if you have a leaky filling frank decay or even sometimes root sensitivity... I strongly encourage you to get in to see... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Referred pain?: Many symptoms are related by people including ear pain and dizziness. You need to have this evaluated and treated and your symptoms may disappear and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Difficult to DX: Clenching or bruxism can move teeth and a new restoration can shift the pattern of closing by working or non[working contact on the teeth.Why not go b... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Mucocele?: If it is a blocked salvary gland should swell more during meals. Very common and should be checked out by a dentist to diagnose and treat if needed. E... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Chances are good...: Call your doctor and tell him/her of your symptoms. Are you talking antibiotics? If nothing else it may decrease your concern and being anxious. Sorry... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Temporary relief: Assuming they can take Aspirin or Ibuprofen either will have a local and central effect in decreasing pain..Oil of cloves on cotton can reduce pain wh... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Various causes...: Food allergies, traumas due to injury borh physical, thermal or chemical. A very common disease is auto immune called lichen planus easily treated aft... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Probably no!: Sounds like your infection may be pressing on the nerve to your lip. Sounds like you need more help! call your dentist!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Anti-virals: Treatment with daily antivirals can help and topical creams can lessen the size and decrease days of pain. See your dentist... Chuck.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Seek advice: Firm fixed nodes are of concern. May just be calcified have it seen for your peace of mind chuck.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Get good diagnosis: My first question is why did this happen. After that question is answered, you may have a fungal infection dues to length of time, use of antibiotics,... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Weak teeth?: Broken teeth can come from many sources like grinding, eating ice, hard candy etc.And untreated decay! your problem may be easier to fix than you thin... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Well it depends!: Composite has many forms and brands. First consideration is the material..I prefer a 100% nano becuse of its strength and color match...Wear rate is v... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Yes but..: I don't recomend topical anesthetics because of the risk of allergy but it may help decrease the pain short term. Mild of magnesia can cover the lesio... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
No! but...: Toothaches usually are toothaches but can be confused with other nerve problems and need to find the cause. Rarely do lower structures refer pain to t... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Dentist: Many conditions can give you this condition and should be confirmed to prevent its re-occurance. One very common problem is lichen planus. See your de... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Both: Both shouod be consulted for the best result and decreased risk. Many different opinions on this subject but all agree to know the bleeding time and o... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Many causes!: Why is pain the only important symptom? Swelling needs quick diagnosis.. To treat early usually means easier outcome...Get your grandson an appointmen... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Take action: You should make two appointments. 1) physician to see why the acid reflux hiatal hernia ? 2) see a dentist for a good cleaning and floss your teeth ev... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Deep fissures?: Some people have very deep grooves in their tongue. They can cause problems of soreness because of hygiene. You should have this evaluated and find so... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Infection?: If one side is swollen and tender it could be infection in your mouth..Other reasons could account for the swelling like allergies. Call your dentist ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Yes it moves: Geographic tongue always moves around your tongue is normal but looks different everytime you look at it... Chuck.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Probably...: The swelling and pain at 4 days is a concern and should be addressed quickly. Some people have delayed healing but the pain should be decreasing. Call... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
See a dentist: Many causes for this infection trauma auto immune problems and should be treated to remove the pain and let it heal. Call your dentist to get a diagno... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Maybe..: No you can't lenghten your tongue but sometimes you can clip the lingual frenum to allow the tongue go forward on the lower teeth. Generally not neede... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Strong emotions: Emotions have much to do with your experiences and sedation may be necesary for a pleasant dental visit. I would also try differing anesthetics with n... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Probably not..: You needa good physical and conversations with your family doctor. It will help to diagnose your problems and feel better about the worry of cancer. M... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Bodies defense!: Lymph nodes swell to defend against infections which are usually sore to touch. The mouth drains into the neck and is important in reaching a diagnosi... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Great Question!: Go straight to the doc and ask him. Sounds like you have need of reassurance you are in good hands perio is trained to handle these matters but how ma... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Xerostomia: Dry mouth is usually from medications smoking or some diseases etc. If you have this, it will affect your teeth gums and needs professional help. See... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Forever!: You should expect to have your teeth forever why are you losing teeth? Good oral hygiene visits to dentist should be enough. Talk to your dentist and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Usually heal : Sutures material can disolve and you need to know if you require a follow-up visit to remove. Call your dentist... Water is best and any acids should ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
See a dentist!: What you describe sounds like normal salivary glands in your lip but for your peace of mind have a dentist take a look for you.. It's better not to be... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Difficult: The most common white lesions are decalcified areas or damaged enamel but would not dissapear have it evaluated by a dentist for good diagnosis...Home... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Valplast no adjust: Valplast can not be adjusted or added to...But the vinyl can have a new base. It's the biggest concern with this material. It is possible to reuse the... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
No but...: I recomend to remove the piercing because research tells us one out of three will have a serious fracture of a tooth resulting in a lost tooth or wors... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Refered pain?: Clenching or bruxism can give a symptom of ear pain because the joint is close to the ear. I would recomend check this out with a dentist and rule out... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Low...: Most people get exposed to herpis very early in life usually by 5 years.I would not worry but maybe be more careful as randon exposure could lead to p... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
What's the cause? : What's the cause? How much bleeding? Usually increased bleeding time you need to know the cause and apply presure quickly to the area. Your labs need... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Trauma means injury: Trauma comes in many forms like thermal chemical and physical.Examples we can bite our tongues, burn our tongues or eat something which chemically bur... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
You need treatment: Sounds like you need some help and getting it treated now will may decrease the time of a possible infection see your doctor now! chuck.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Many options: Yes that is one way but also consider braces to close the gaps and lamintes if you want a more long lasting treatment. Composite can be used for the q... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Many causes...: Number one cause of bad breath is dirty teeth and not flossing. Get your teeth cleaned and floss every day.2 fissures in the tongue can get dirty..Bru... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Emrich
43 years experience
Not likely!: Not in your best interest...Must have complete medical history and diagnosis of what the infection involves. It's worth your time to see your dentist ... Read More
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May 5, 2013
Dr. Emrich was very helpful with a tooth/jaw related situation. He was both quick and insightful.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Emrich is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Emrich is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks very much for your help! This is a wonderful resource. I will indeed make an appointment with my dentist tomorrow.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Sent Friend To Urgent Care. They Got It Stopped. Thx For Taking Time To Reply!
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university of Kentucky
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