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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

Tuesday: 9:00am - 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 female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Fix it or remove it: You probably have a cavity in the tooth, or some food debris on the chewing surface. If you have room for the tooth in your mouth to be able to keep ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Surgery: Elongation of the stylo-hyoid ligament is the cause of eagle's syndrome. It can cause pain in the throat, neck, and compression of the carotid artery... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Vitamins: By taking potassium supplements or a multi-vitamin containing potassium. If you have a low potassium level in your blood your medical doctor can presc... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Maybe: Even with a root canal and crown you may loose your tooth before the end of your life. You will surely loose it if you don't have a crown placed as i... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
It depends: It depends if you mean hard tissue or soft tissue reconstruction. If you need to have your face restructured from a bone standpoint you need to see a... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Proper referral: You need to take your son to a pediatric gastroenterologist that can evaluate exactly what is wrong by special x-rays and possibly an endoscopy.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Question: I don't know and have never heard of a molar pregnancy surgery having been in dentistry for over 39 years.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Soon: Most people can eat a regular but soft diet within 1-2 days after surgery. Regular food may take a little longer depending upon the degree of difficu... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
No: I would get in touch with the doctor that diagnosed strep throat and try to determine exactly what is wrong with your jaw.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
3-5 days: It usually starts about 3-5 days after surgery. You have normal amount of post operative pain which begins to decrease and then develop more intense ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
No: You should not have had any gum removed with a tooth cleaning. Maybe if you have periodontal problems your gums have retracted where you have bone lo... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Topical anesthetic: Rinsing your mouth with a topical anesthetic should give you some relief while it is healing. You should see your md or dds to make sure it's not som... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
A few things: This area may have a lymph node which may be enlarged. You could have something in your parotid gland like a stone or other mass. You should see an o... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Surgery: In order to remove a wisdom tooth surgery will most likely be necessary as the teeth may be impacted (buried) or have multiple roots. The process is ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Many: Any odontogenic, non-odontogenic, benign or malignant tumor can cause bone resorption of the jaw. You need to see an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon to ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Yes: Popping of the jaw can be due to a displaced disc which sits in the joint above the condyle (ball portion) of your temporomandibular joint or from sub... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
It depends: It really depends on what kind of maxillary surgery you had. If the drainage opening from your sinus to your nose is blocked it can contribute to chr... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
It depends: Most people call it mild to moderate pain, but it mainly depends on how many teeth, the difficulty of the removal procedure, and mainly who is doing i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Burning: The canker sore is an ulcer (loss of overlying tissue) and the salt is burning the underlying raw tissue.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Maybe: It may be but usually not too bad. The pain should be managed easily with a prescription pain medication although many patients find tylenol (acetami... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Either: If you are asking can a wisdom tooth be removed with a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic the answer if either can be used. Normally it is done... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Pretty similar: You may have a little more swelling, but this depends on the degree of difficulty of the tooth and who is removing it. It also depends on how many wis... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Mild sedation: Nitrous oxide/oxygen is the weakest of all anesthesia gases used today. It will produce a level of analgesia (increased tolerance for mild pain) by w... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Not really: The best thing to do is to keep your lips moisturized with a cream type lip balm. Your dermatologist may have a better suggestion since they are the o... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
A day or two.: I agree with dr. Goodrick. As an oral surgeon i tell my patients to wait at least 2 days before working out and then if the increased cardiac output c... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
He needs a workup: He must see an MD to work him up from a cardiac and neurologic standpoint. This could be very dangerous even life threatening.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
No: Your dentist may have not used enough cooling irrigation during the grinding. You need to discuss this with your dentist.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
No: You need a proper diagnosis. If you have a sinus infection it is properly diagnosed with a ct scan. If you have chronic sinusitis, you may need surg... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Many things: This could be many things. Gum swelling from problems with your gums to manifestation of a systemic illness. Pain and swelling sounds like a response... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Should be able to: Adjusting a previously made partial to fit over new implants can be a challenge. If the partial is thick enough it should be able to fit over the impl... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Most likely: I have seen this occur on numerous occasions. You need to discuss this with your Plastic Surgeon concerning this. They may want you to see an Oral &a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
A few days: Usually primary healing is 1 - 3 days. You should be close to getting back to your normal schedule by then. Complete healing will take longer, possi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
No: This sounds like the normal movement of your jaw.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Dislocated disk: You probably have an anteriorly displaced disk within your temporomandibular joint (tmj). This can cause popping when it returns to it's proper posit... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Infection: It sounds like you have developed an infection in the area around the wisdom tooth. It could be in the sinus if your tooth was close to the sinus or ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Derm: You should see a dermatologist, and think of something other than waxing your face.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Usually not: It depends on the nature of the extraction and how long it has been. Usually there is some discomfort but this should resolve pretty quickly.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Some: You will need to satisfy the basic requirements to apply for dental school. Physics has been one in the past. You need to check at the individual sc... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Yes: All wisdom teeth are in the bone. Your issue is proximity to the nerve canal which carries the feeling nerve for your lip and chin. Make sure you ar... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Most likely: You need to have a polysomnogram study by a MD who specializes in Sleep Medicine. That will diagnose your problem and the best solution.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Yes: If you had an implant it can be removed. If the bone was cut and moved it can be re-cut and moved.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Dry socket: You may have a dry socket (alveolar osteitis) which occurs after wisdom tooth removal as often as 8%of the time. You should see your Surgeon for a pr... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Examination: If you feel there is something abnormal with your tongue you need to be examined by an oral &maxillofacial surgeon or a dentist that feels comfortable... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Not necessarily: If it is a severe reaction he needs to go to the nearest hospital for care. If not he needs to be evaluated for food allergies.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
It depends: It depends on how long it takes to get your teeth in proper alignment so your jaw can be moved to the correct position. With surgery you need to have... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
More discussion: I think you need to discuss this further with your surgeon. He/she should be able to answer all your questions and prepare you to their best ability.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Lock jaw: You probaly have a dislocated disk in your joint and need to be evaluated by a dentist that specializes in TMJ disorders or and oral and maxillofacial... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Sometimes: Canker sores or recurrent aphthous ulcers usually don't bleed but if they are deep ulcers and/or irritated with oral appliances or braces they may. Y... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Hard to tell: It depends on when you had the wisdom tooth removed. If it was recent this is probably the healing socket. It has been a while you may have an ulcer... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 44 years experience
Less cost and easier: There is usually no problem with doing a root canal through a crown as the opening can be patched successfully. Unfortunately your dentist would have... Read More
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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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