Dr. John Scuba
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
25 years experience male
Board certified oral and maxillofacial, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgeon Dental implant specialist
SpecialtiesDoctors 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.
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.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Root canal and X-ray: How a root canal “looks” on X-ray doesn’t matter. Symptoms like these may imply a “mouth” ulcer—from the procedure and instrumentation, or from an unrelated “Cold sore mouth ulcer” so many patients can experience. It can also be an incomplete or failed root canal, cracked tooth, and draining fistula from it, even with a “good” X-ray. A skilled examiner must ‘look harder”—at more than an X-ray.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Lisp: the sudden development of a lisp deserves an evaluation of the teeth, tongue, and oral cavity. So a dental exam is in order. Sometimes the thin attachment of the tongue to the floor of the mouth will become snagged between the lower front teeth when the tongue is in function, especially protruded. This functional problem is usually present since birth but can develop with shifting teeth.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Lumps in throat: While it's likely a benign process like a tonsillar cyst or infection, this type of complaint deserves a close look by an experienced provider. The symptoms suggest infection, so a throat culture is also in order with an exam and followup to evaluate resolution of the lump.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I brought the images to my primary care but she didn't really seem too interested with looking t the actual images- only cared what the report from the imaging center s...Read More
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. My profile picture is the bulging on the wall. I wasn't sure if it was significant, but from your answer I'll get it checked. Again thank you very much for yo...Read More
This was very helpful. Thanks! We'll be going in to have it looked at for sure, thanks for your response. He has regular checks already, but this is gross and out of no where.
Education & Training
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Type in hospital
Brooke Army Medical Center, SA TX 1986-1990
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Jun 1996
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society , Jun 1978
Army Commendation Medals 1980, 1990, 2003
Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons