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Dr. R Lee Hinson

Dentistry
Little Rock, AR
39 years experience male

Locations

R Lee Hinson, Jr., DDS, MAGD, PA

Little Rock, AR

Address

5304 Mabelvale Pike, Little Rock, AR
Directions

About

Bio

Outdoors, hunting, travel, boating

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Dentistry - Endodontics

Dentistry - Periodontics

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

214 Answers
251 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Dental work: To restore teeth is best completed after resolution of TMJ issues. Based on your brief story, you should consult w your dentist about a custom mouth a... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Metal is the : Easy answer for strongest. You can have a full contour titanium crown! but who wants a metal crown anymore? Zircon material (bruxzir) is the stronges... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
One day to: 14 days is my standard answer. Depends on which tooth , the condition of the area prior to surgery, the surgical difficulty, your oral hygiene effici... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Bone loss and an: Associated loose tooth is not something for u to correct (tighten), your dentist needs to be in charge. After a thorough exam, bite adjustment, splint... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yellow firm lump: Under the tongue needs evaluation. I have removed several similarly described lesions over the years that were benign. Usually lipoma's (a fatty tumor... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
The procedure : Should be relatively painless. Soreness after root canal therapy (and after anesthesia has resolved) is frequent but usually mild and short term. Pai... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
First , see your : Dentist for a diagnosis of this lesion. Ulceration under the tongue is most likely from trauma. Trauma from food (abrasive, sharp, chemical) or from t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Loose teeth are: Normal in a 5 year old. I suspect it's the lower front tooth. The baby tooth is exfoliating to allow the permanent tooth to erupt. The other tooth gro... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
It is possible: That infection from a tooth can affect certain sensory nerves that serve the facial areas where the nerve distribution is found. Altered sensation or ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Unlikely that this: Space will close from the influence of your wisdom teeth. Seek a consult from your dentist and/or an orthodontist about the space. Cosmetic bonding ca... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Get to your : Dentist as soon as possible and stop delaying! infections from tooth abscesses can extend into deeper areas of the jaws and subject you to serious il... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Open jaw lock ,: Closed jaw lock, joint pain, joint arthritis, joint noises, bone/bone crepitus, articular disk deformation/damage/ malposition, muscle pain, muscle cr... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Try Zilactin B, : An over the counter medication found in pharmacies. Dry area, apply thin layer, let it dry and turn white. Your dentist can prescribe a steroid in a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes and it is likely: Her permanent first molar if it is located just behind the "baby" tooth you have seen for the past 3 years. She is just about the correct age for the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
It indicates a need: To see your pcp, dentist, oral surgeon or otolaryngologist. This could be caused by a dental infection/ issue, salivary gland infection/issue, a block... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes this can: Be noted. One possible reson is that the bite load on the treated tooth was changed or even removed as a part of the root canal procedure. This places... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes. Filling: Of the tooth after root canal treatment is a definitive requirement. The root canal is a root filling. The subsequent tooth filling is in the coronal... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Skin reaction to: Amoxicillin may indicate allergy to the drug & related drugs (penicillin, ampicillin, augmentin...) please be careful in the future w these drugs & te... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes: Yes. Some even faster. However, some do take longer. Many times the slowest part of the root canal treatment sequence is the time required for irrig... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Morning breath: Is an issue for many people. It is not necessarily related to candia alone, there are many bacteria responsible as well. Please brush, floss, and thor... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Contact a : Pediatric dentist as soon as possible and get an appointment for exam and treatment of your toddler. Your general dentist may see toddlers, so call h... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Erupted wisdom : Teeth are sometimes more routine to remove. Not always, but sometimes. Dont be too afraid. Your anxiety may be helped by some simple oral medication... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes. Lymphadenopathy: Can occur when the tissues around wisdom teeth are infected. The nodes can be painful to palapation and are a sign that you need to see your dentist/... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Difficult to say: Without exam. Brush well, use a tongue scraper and keep oral hygiene technique optimum. You may have taken antibiotics with your tonsillectomy and ma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
In California: If all four wisdom teeth are planned for removal and you are having sedation or general anesthesia, the fee is probably reasonable and customary. It w... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
There are many: Possibilities. Certain medications can increase flow of saliva, but the list is short. Gi reflux is linked along with new (or even poor fitting) den... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
If your Assumption : Is valid, the bite is a very likely a cause of ongoing discomfort. No real relation of bite issue and re-infection. Ligament tissues around the tooth... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Tough to explain in: Such a small space. Cold sore=oral herpes, both have viral etiology. Virus released from a dormant state due to stress/immune system breakdown and cau... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Please ask your: Surgeon first. It is a common medication used in dentistry for anxiety and other issues. Always inform the treating doctor about your medications. Ple... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
While we as dental: Surgeons usually try to delay any treatment during pregnancy, sometimes the situation with a pregnant patient requires otherwise. The third trimester... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Seek a consult with: Your dentist or a dentist that treats tmd for an evaluation. If initial exam finds a diagnosis related to tmd issues, a split/mouthguard is a typical ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Tongue numbness is: Generally a rare complaint and may indicate a number of issues. I recommend consultation w a dental specialist such as an oral surgeon for an exam.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not typically: The stress of pregnancy on your body could help produce recurrent herpes blisters. The active virus is thought to be limited to the area and not syste... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
If you have perio-: Dontal disease proceed very carefully when considering implants. The same disease that is working to destroy bone and gum support for your teeth can d... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
You will probably: Have an oral exam as part of your military qualification process. I would guess that this problem would not disqualify you from service. Ask!
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Oral cancer is: Unfortunately on the rise. Many experts believe hpv could be the reason why. Your general dental visits should include oral cancer screenings. Suspici... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Although its: Difficult to say for sure, this sounds like inflamed accessory salivary glands. You need to have your dentist or an oral surgeon look at these bumps ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Post operative : Infection is a possibility but there are other causes that need to be considered. Tooth removal can also change your bite and effect chewing muscles a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Some children grind: Their teeth and many think this has no specific cause. Research suggests that malocclusion of the teeth sets up the potential for grinding or bruxism.... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Oral herpes can: Transfer. Be careful to avoid contact with all mucosal areas, eyes, cuts in skin, and private areas when lesions (vesicles/blisters) are present and e... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Your description: Sounds like recurrent apthous stomatitis or a trauma ulcer. There is a relationship to immune system issues. These can be quite painful for a few days... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Trauma or : Infection are the most common reasons for a symptomatic frenum. Consult with your dentist, even if the symptoms improve. There may be an issue that ne... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Your description: Sounds like recurrent apthous stomatitis or a trauma ulcer. There is a relationship to immune system issues. These can be painful for days, then they ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Numb or "tingling"?: Whole tongue involed or the left half, right half, tip? Does it resolve during the day? Is there also pain with the numbness? Have you ever pierced ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
With those issues: I would not go for a neurological visit as a first step. Find a dentist that treats TMJ issues. If your dentist does not treat tmj, seek a dentist who... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Your dentist, or: An oral surgeon. You may need a general exam with your pcp as well. You may have some immune system issues that need to be checked out/addressed. Th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Drinking fruit juice: Is not near the problem that "sipping" fruit juice is. The "time on target" of the sweet/acidic liquid is what damages teeth the most. If you sip the... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not the best: Small decay lesions are not usually detectable with cbct. The best way to detect smaller "cavities" remains intra-oral radiographs with proper exposu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Not usually: Sinus surgery of this type is fairly routine and is a shorter procedure. Catheterization would be a rare requirement. Tmj issues should not be notice... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 39 years experience
Yes. With only 3: Years experience I am convinced. Non smokers are better candidates. Close and specific detail for the procedure must be followed by the surgeon and th... Read More

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Jun 8, 2013
I commend Dr. Hinson for his vast knowledge, along with his consistently thorough, to the point and well articulated common sense answers and advice.
Aug 9, 2013
Love the answers. Show a caring, knowledgeable clinician.
Mar 20, 2015
Great Doc
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Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Arkansas - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Little Rock Region, AR - Summer
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Arkansas - Summer
2013
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