Dr. Donald Cohen

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
HOUSTON, TX
44 years experience male

Locations

Donald F Cohen DDS Inc

Houston, TX

Address

6560 Fannin Suite 1522, Houston, TX
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Donald F Cohen DDS

HOUSTON, TX

About

Bio

I am from Dallas, Texas, went to college in Tucson Arizona, Dental School in Dallas at Baylor Dental College, spent 5 months at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth Texas, and completed a 4 year residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Dental School and affiliated Hospitals in 1979. I have been in private practice in The Texas Medical Center since that time. I practice the full scope of Oral & maxillofacial Surgery with emphasis on removal of wisdom teeth, dental implants, and management of medically compromised patients. Being affiliated with The Medical Center Hospitals I have treated numerous patients with severe medical conditions.

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Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

160 Answers
67 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Usually not: Wisdom teeth usually cause problems at the sight of the tooth.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
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Early tooth eruption: Children can begin having their teeth come in anywhere from weeks after birth until they are a year old. Some children are even born with what are ca... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
It depends: It really depends on how the tooth is positioned in your jaw and what it will take to remove it. Usually you need to have the gum surrounding the too... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Rinsing: If the odor is coming from the surgical site it is most likely that you are collecting food in the area that hasn't healed completely. Irrigate it an... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Sometimes.: It depends on whether you have room for the wisdom tooth to come all the way in. If it doesn't your problems with not go away permanently. A partial... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Call your surgeon: You may have something from the surgery or something not connected at all, like a sore throat or the flu. You should start with your surgeon who took... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Usually none: Draining a mucocele (of your lip) will not cure the problem and poking it with an unsterile needle could cause it to become infected. You should see a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
It depends : It depends on who is removing your teeth, how much experience and surgical expertise they have and how difficult your teeth are. It is a procedure per... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Yes and no: After your tooth is removed the clot will form in the socket. This will usually dissolve (lyse) over time sort of like how a scab comes off after you... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Few days: Usually without any complications you should be recovered from the surgery within 2 - 4 days. A lot depends on the difficulty of the surgery, who did... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Talk: Speak to your dentist or oral ; maxillofacial surgeon. There are many ways to help you with your fears. This includes oral sedation before your appo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
See your Dentist: Grinding of your teeth and sore tongue may be 2 separate problems or you may be traumatizing your tongue when you do grind. You need to be examined b... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Sublingual gland: You may have a ranula which is a collection of mucous from your sublingual gland. You need to see and Oral and Maxillofacial for treatment.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
See your Dentist: You may have some muscular problems with your jaw muscles. Your dentist may be able to help or at least make a diagnosis and refer you to a specialis... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Maybe: It depends on how bad your allergies are and the type of anesthesia that is going to be given to you. If you have severe symptoms and are going to be... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Not usually.: You woudd have to have a major facial infection from the tooth to involve the parotid. Most if not all wisdom tooth problems are localized.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Sometimes: You need to be careful with steroid use as they also weaken your immune system and can make an infection worse. See a qualified oral surgeon to deter... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
County Hospital: Most county hospitals have programs for treating residents in their county for a reduced fee or free depending on your financial qualification. I wou... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
It depends: It definitely is not major surgery but if you are given intravenous anesthesia it is more serious than with just local anesthesia. Dr. Sandler's answ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
No: Lockjaw refers to a tetanus infection that effects the muscles and would prevent you from opening your mouth. Tetanus is very rare these days as most ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Yes: That is a pretty standard dose for most postoperative pain.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Maybe: There is no scientific proof to show that silver mercury fillings are putting you at risk for mercury toxicity. Removing them may benefit you if you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
More than likely: It really depends on how severe your misalignment is and what type of problems it is causing you with your chewing and appearance. Best advice would c... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
No: By 8 days your socket should be well on its way to healing.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of surgery and your general health. If done in the hospital requiring general anesthesia there are anesthesia guidelines that ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Most likely: One of the main symptoms of wisdom tooth problem is when they try to come in and cause your gums on top of them to swell. You tend to bite on this wh... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Possibly: Thickened lining of the maxillary sinus could mean inadequate drainage of your sinuses. The increased pressure can cause headaches. You need to be e... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Call your surgeon: More than likely this is not a problem, but you should ask your surgeon.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Usually not: Mucous cysts called mucous retention phenomena (they aren't true cysts) usually don't cause a problem unless they are so large that they block the dr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Maybe: You most likely over stressed your muscles with too much gum chewing. You also may have a problem with your muscles called Myofascial Dysfunction and... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Esophageal Stricture: You may have a narrowing of your esophagus if you are having trouble swallowing anything. If it is limited to your saliva and not food and drink ther... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Mild aftereffects: It mainly depends on who is doing the surgery, an experienced general dentist or oral ; maxillofacial surgeon. You will have some bleeding ( a few ho... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
No relation: I have never heard of Clindamycin affecting sex drive and having your wisdom teeth removed should not cause this either. You need to check with your ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Maybe: It really depends on why you have trismus as to the best treatment. In some conditions stretching may be harmful. You need to have someone who under... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Yes and no: Silver nitrate causes pain relief by burning the surface tissue of the ulcer, then it heals. Placing a protective ointment is another option to cover... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Normal or syndrome: A high arched palate may be a normal anatomic variant or possibly related to one of 242 syndromes that have this associated with them. These include ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
It is: You should also let your Obstetrician know about your problem. Long term antibiotics is not a good thing and you need to weigh the risks vs. the bene... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Either: Your symptoms could be from either sinus conjestion and acute or chronic sinus disease or from a dental problem like a wisdom tooth. It could also be... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Medication : It is highly possible that whoever took your tooth out placed some medication in the socket to try and prevent a dry socket. Different medications ar... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Probably: It may be the dressing that was placed at the donor site, or the stitches. It could also be a sign of infection. It would be best for you to see who... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Yes: You will loose some chewing efficiency. I would recommend that you keep the tooth especially since you are so young. If you have it removed replacin... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
A lot of things: Most depends on who is doing it and the type of anesthesia you will be given. If only local, then you will be numbed and the tooth is removed either ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Twilight: Medication is administered usually through an intravenous line to relax, sedate, and create a mild state of amnesia. You will basically be aware of w... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
See your Dentist: More likely than not your ear ache is being caused by your Temporomandibular Joint, not the way you have described. TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Dy... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Antiviral medication: There are antiviral medications available that will help with a current infection and prevent future infections. You need to see your doctor for an ev... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
It depends: It depends on why it is numb. From the infection or possibly damage to a nerve. You need to discuss this with the dentist that took out the tooth to... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Hard to do: If you don't have room for them and they are exposed and problematic you can't avoid having them removed. If they are completely buried and not causi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Moderate: It really depends on exactly what surgery you are having. Pain from this can easily be managed with intravenous medications while in the hospital and... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
A few days: You should be pretty well recovered after a few days. If not talk to your surgeon as there is quite a bit of variation depending on the severity of th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Possibly: It depends on the position of the tooth in relation to the feeling nerve in your jaw. If you have been told this may happen you should see an oral & m... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 28, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Dec 31, 2013
Succinct well defined answers.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! pain is on the side of my palate @front gums same side as cyst
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Thanks for your quick reply! He did not use any cooling,just grinding
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I had CT scan that revealed maxillary sinus infection filled w fluid

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Houston
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Dentistry - Texas A&M Health Science Center, TX
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Houston Methodist, St. Luke's
Completed 1979

Awards

Fellow of the American Association of Oral &Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fellow of the International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Member of The Odontological Honor Society Baylor Collebe of Dentistry

Affiliations

Greater Houston Dental Society
Texas Dental Association
American Dental Association
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