Dr. Thomas Cosgrove

Dentistry
Birmingham, AL
28 years experience male

Locations

Thomas P Cosgrove DMD, PC

Birmingham, AL

Address

3159 Green Valley Road, Birmingham, AL, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Alabama

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Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunat... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
All Safe: The only contraindications for dental work during pregnancy is the use of nitrous oxide. It is recommended that you have the procedures completed duri... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
All Safe: The only contraindications for dental work during pregnancy is the use of nitrous oxide. It is recommended that you have the procedures completed duri... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
See your dentist: You should see your dentist to rule out a more severe cause such as oral cancer. He will be able to recommend treatment if necessary.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
See your dentist: You should see your dentist to rule out a more severe cause such as oral cancer. He will be able to recommend treatment if necessary.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Uncommon: This is so uncommon we haven't seen this in 20 years. I would recommend you return to the oral surgeon who did the extractions. If he doesn't find any... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunat... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Extraction: Considering your age and explanation this is most likely your wisdom tooth. He will probably recommend an extraction since that tooth is in a non func... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
No: Unfortunately both chewing tobacco and smoking increase the risk of periodontal disease which causes loss of the periodontal ligament attachment, bone... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Relaxed: It makes you feel very relaxed. Some people laugh which is why it has the nickname laughing gas.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Multiple Answers: Two times a day (am & pm), gently brush the teeth in a circular motion on both the inside and outside tooth surfaces, as well as the tongue. To enc... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
See your dentist: You should see your dentist to rule out a more severe cause such as oral cancer. He will be able to recommend treatment if necessary.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunat... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
See your dentist: You should see your dentist to rule out a more severe cause such as oral cancer. He will be able to recommend treatment if necessary.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Not usually treated: It is a chronic condition the typically manifest itself under certain circumstances such as eating hot, spicy, acidic or salty foods and stress or hor... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunat... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Yes: Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cu... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Safe & Effective: According to the american dental association, both otc and professional whitening are safe and effective. The ada recommends a dental consult before h... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Yes, it is abrasive: Baking soda is a natural tooth whitener, but is very abrasive. With repeated use over time it could weaken the enamel. Please consult with your local ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Yes: It is a chronic condition the typically manifest itself under certain circumstances such as eating hot, spicy, acidic or salty foods and stress or hor... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
High dose of Calcium: Some people experience dry mouth while taking calcium pills. High doses of calcium can reduce the amount of saliva in the body. Some people report ext... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunat... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Multiple Answers: First find the cause and deal with that directly. Typically, bad breath stems from bacteria between teeth, on the tongue and around the gums. Fortunat... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
See your dentist: You should see your dentist to rule out a more severe cause. He will be able to recommend treatment if necessary.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
Multiple: After an extraction the root surface of the adjacent tooth could be exposed which can cause sensitivity to brushing and cold. Other causes could ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
See your dentist: You should see your dentist to rule out a more severe cause such as oral cancer. He will be able to recommend treatment if necessary.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove
28 years experience
3 months: It is recommended that you replace your toothbrush every 3 months.
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Thank you notes
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. cosgrove is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. cosgrove is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama School of Dentistry
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Top Dentist, Second Place, Alabama - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor
HealthTap Editorial Board

Affiliations

Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
Alabama Dental Association
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