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Dr. Shirley Wong

Endodontics
AZUSA, CA
21 years experience

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Endodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

23 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Pain pills: If you need to take pain relieving medications while pregnant, you can take acetaminophen. However, do not wait to go to your dentist. You need to tak... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Epinephrine: The Epinephrine in the local anesthetic is used to prolong the period of time you will remain numb. Very little if any should get into the blood strea... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Get a dental exam: The only way you will get an accurate answer is to have a dentist check it out. An x-ray is needed.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Pregnancy: Since it is an emergency, it is ok to get a root canal. Some obs will request no epinephrine.You can get out of pain and have the root canal finished ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Hot/cold sensitivity: The best thing to do is go for a consultation with an endodontist. The dr will need to do some testing and take x-rays to evaluate the tooth.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Entry: In a pulpectomy the entire pulp is removed. In order to gain access to the space, the normal entry point is through the biting surface of the tooth fo... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Arm and chest pain: It's important that you seek medical attention right away to rule out any systemic issues. It's hard to say if it's related to the root canal treatmen... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Pain: Try taking an otc anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen if you have no contra-indicating health conditions. See your dentist asap.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Pressure pain: I would suggest having your dentist take a look. It could be a cavity, a fracture in the tooth, or something in the gum area, etc. Hard to say withou... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Tooth pulled: Cavities can get bigger with time and the tooth can break down more with pressure from chewing and there can be pain. I would suggest to take care of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Toothache: You really need to see a dentist for an exam including x-rays to evaluate the situation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Root canal: I don't see why it would affect recover of a sports injury in another part of your body unless the dental infection had become systemic.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Disinfectant: It is standard practice to use sodium hypochlorite in root canal treatment.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Root canal: It is best to go for a consultation with your general dentist or endodontist. Hard to diagnose without an exam and x-rays.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Put under: Generally root canal treatment can be done with local anesthetics. However, some people have extreme dental anxiety and cannot or do not want to have ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Possible root canal : Sometimes fillings can lead to sensitivity especially if it is deep. However, if the pain is getting worse, keeping you up at night, or you have linge... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Anti-inflammatory: Sometimes it can be painful for several days after treatment. An anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen works well.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Unprotected tooth: It probably will not hurt since it has had root canal treatment. Just don't chew on it or you can cause a fracture in the tooth since it is not protec... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Root canal: Yes, it is actually standard practice.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Pain: Grinding on the crown is usually done if the occlusion is the source of the pain. If it is a problem with the root, this will not help.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Root canal: If you had a root canal completed, then the nerve inside the root that allows you to feel temperature changes has been removed and it's unlikely the s... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Retreat: Are you on antibiotics? Anti-inflammatory medication? Your root canal doctor will be able to help you out with the pain. It may last a few days, espec... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirley Wong
Endodontics 21 years experience
Abscess: Taking an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen usually helps if your health permits. I would check with your dentist since they have your health history a... Read More
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks, but the main problem is that I can't afford to see a dentist right now, unfortunately..
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Every time I've been given epinephrine my heart races

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Top Endodontist, First Place, California - Summer
2013
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