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Dr. Donald Cohen

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
HOUSTON, TX
42 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.

Specialties
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Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

204 Answers
86 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Supportive care: Your child most likely has contracted primary herpes simplex. Most of us have this and will more than likely be the only episode as a child. It can ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Not much: Tight throat should not be present. If you have a tight throat you need to contact your surgeon as this may be an allergic reaction to medication. S... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Nobody knows: Canker sores or recurrent aphthous ulcers cause is basically unknown at this time. Some may be of viral origin but no one knows for sure. Placing a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Muscle or joint: You could be suffering from myofacial pain dysfunction which includes problems with the muscles that attach to your jaw and your temporomandibular joi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Low grade infection: Periodontitis is a low grade slowly progressive disease which causes the loss of the bone support of your teeth. You can have pain if tooth roots are ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Various reasons: Having your teeth wired together is common in order to treat many types of jaw fractures. The length of time is variable depending on the type of fra... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
See your surgeon: Dry sockets are best treated with a medicated dressing placed in the socket. You need to see the dentist that did your surgery for this.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Not much: Normally twilight anesthesia or IV sedation should create a deep enough level of anesthesia in combination with local anesthesia that you should feel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Plenty of info: Wisdom teeth have never needed to be bone grafted until we started grafting for implants. Most if not all wisdom teeth surgery will heal just fine wi... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Yes: Your muscle symptoms are improving and should continue to do so unless there is a reason for their development in the first place. Don't be surprised... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
No: You can't change the shape of your jaw by chewing gum.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
See your Doc: The lymph nodes are probably fibrosed due to previous infections. If you are tired all the time you need to see your doctor to be evaluated for somet... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Won't bother you: Getting them out is the best way to treat or avoid problems with wisdom teeth. Most people don't have room for them and when they try to come in you ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Not really: Lockjaw refers to tetanus. Most people have been immunized as children and i would suspect you have too. If you are talking about a temporomandibula... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Not much: You may have a little more bleeding from the surgery but it should not be too much.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Slow growing: Usually odontogenic tumors are very slow growing and are not diagnosed until they become quite large or become secondarily infected. This is why it i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Depends: It really depends on what type of surgery you had and what type of facial bone damage you have. You should consult with your surgeon to see how thing... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Get it out: You need to have the tooth removed as soon as possible. All the antibiotics in the world won't make the infection go away, removing the source (the t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Some things: It would be best to avoid any carbonated or bubbly drinks for the first few days (may effect the blood clot in the sockets). You need to avoid alcohol... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Be Calm: As long as your dentist or oral ; maxillofacial surgeon is experienced you should have no problem. If you are really nervous you need to discuss some... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
A lot of things: Your symptoms may be related to stress but numbness needs to be fully evaluated as it may be early signs of something serious. You should see an oral... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
No: It's better than gum full of sugar.
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Viral infection: Sounds like a type of viral infection in its early stage. I would recommend that you see your dentist or an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon for a proper... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Yes: Yes you can but it will only treat the active bacteria causing the problem. You more than likely need to have them removed to prevent the problem fro... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Better oral hygiene: It depends on why your gums are puffy. Usually its from insufficient cleaning of your teeth or underlying periodontitis. You need to discuss this wi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Alveoloplasty: This is trimming and smoothing of the bone around your teeth.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Most likely: Nearly all oral surgery can be done with just local anesthesia but a large number of people desire to not be aware of it because it may entail cutting... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Patience and meds: Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) usually heal in 7 - 10 days if nothing is done. You can cover them with some over the counter medications that are ava... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Lubrication: Keeping your lips moist with an ointment type lip lubricant may help. You should also talk to your dermatologist about this as they should be able to... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
It depends: It depends on why your nerves are hypersensitive and which nerves are involved. Most likely taking the pain medication your dentist gave you should h... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
No: You should not smoke after any dental surgery as the heat from the smoke my cause the socket not to heal properly.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Possibly: There are some syndromes that have Oral-Facial growth problems associated with congenital heart problems. You should seek a diagnosis from an Oral &a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Why ensure?: You should not stop eating and only be drinking ensure unless you have a condition that prevents you from eating a regular balanced diet. If you can't... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Palate pain: The cyst of your wisdom tooth should not be causing the pain you have in the front of your mouth. You need to see an oral surgeon for a complete exam... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Odontoma treatment: An odontoma is an abnormal growth of teeth or tooth like material, rarely malignant. It is an abnormal growth so you really need to see the oral surg... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Blood: Hiv is transmitted via the blood. It can be from any source like bleeding gums. You should see your dentist to have the bleeding gums evaluated and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Usually: Canker sores otherwise known as recurrent aphthous ulcers usually heal in 7 to 10 days unless there is something irritating them like smoking, intraor... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Muscle spasm, joint: You probably have something wrong with your temporomandibular joint like a dislocated disk or a problem with your muscles that attach to your jaw. Yo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Usually not: It really depends on which molar you are having removed. If it is a wisdom tooth there should not be a problem. If it another molar it probably won'... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
IOP?: I don't know what iop stands for.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
No: Toothpaste will not help 'spots'. You need someone to diagnose what is causing the 'spots' before you know how to treat the problem.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Hard to tell: Your philtrum is the depression of the skin above your upper lip. I would need to see the picture you have to better understand what your question is... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Moderate: Most of your pain with more than likely be from the donor hip site, unless you are in need of major jaw reconstruction. Then both sites with have mod... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Maybe: Lack of bleeding does not mean your gums are completely healthy. You may have chronic gum problems that don't manifest as bleeding. You should see y... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Not easily: If you have a displaced disc in your joint it will return to the proper relationship with the condyle of your lower jaw when you open your mouth and i... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
No: You need to see someone who can help diagnose exactly what your problem is. Headache pain could be from many things from something in your head (brai... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Topical ointment: Painful ulcers can be treated with a topical ointment which contains a steroid. It needs to be applied multiple times during the day but will decrease... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Abscess or cyst: This could be an abscess from one of your teeth near the bump or a cyst or growth from a minor salivary gland as they are found in the palate. You sh... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
TMJ clicks are okay: You probably had a joint disk that was displaced in a forward position limiting your opening a causing the pain. Now it sounds like the small clicks i... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 42 years experience
Fear: Sounds like fear to me. If this is a real problem you should see an allergist for testing or a therapist to manage your anxiety.

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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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