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Dr. Alexander Gamber

Dentistry
Kettering, OH
14 years experience male

Locations

Gamber Family Dental

Kettering, OH

Address

2200 woodman dr, Kettering, OH
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

AFLAC

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

About

Bio

I am a 40 year old father of 3, 2 boys and 1 girl. I have been married 20 years. I went to the university of Dayton for my under-grad degree in pre-dentistry and the Ohio State university for my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. I have been a dentist for 9 years and happily see patients at Gamber Family Dental in Kettering Ohio. I am all about family and missions as I love to take my family on medical mission trips overseas with Caring Partners Int. In my off time, you can find me training for my next mud run with my brother and best friends or spending quality time with my wonderful and lovely wife Mary.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

General Practice

Orthodontics

Licenses

United States: Ohio

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Go see a dentist : Any sore in your mouth should resolve itself in 10 days to 2 weeks. Please go see your dentist to have this spot evaluated since it has been there 6 ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Muscle/refer pain?: Click in jaw opening could be normal. Jaw pain could be muscular in nature. Do you have pain in jaw muscle(masseter)or in temple(sides of head)? Cou... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Yes on retention: Even though your teeth are still straight, almost everyone's teeth move to the midline with age. They most likely will shift in the future. I person... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Sensitive teeth: The waterpik is a great resource for cleaning in between teeth and down into the gums. If you were not a regular flosser before, then using the water... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Up to you: Braces are only needed if you are having trouble speaking or chewing/eating. For cosmetic purposes, if you like the way your teeth are, that's great... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
In short, yes. : You have much more control over how white your teeth get with the take home trays. With in office 1 hour treatment only, the result is all you get. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Big difference: Braces straighten all your existing teeth. Veneers are porcelain restorations that cover the front and incisal edge of your teeth which are cemented o... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Of course: That's the definition of cosmetic dentistry. It's dentistry to fix your smile to the way you would like it. If you want straighter, whiter or brighte... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
It should: Yes, since the dentist gave a place for the infection to drain, the swelling will go down. Make sure to take all the antibiotics too. Ultimately tho... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Do you bleach often?: Even if you don't bleach, the clear tips could be genetic. It's a result of light passing through the tooth, only it doesn't reflect. There is only ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Go see dentist: You should really get to a dentist and get checked out, but could just be bumps on your tongue called papillae that have taste buds all over them. The... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Not usually: Bridges are not usually considered cosmetic. You are replacing missing teeth needed for chewing up food. You may want to consider implants as they d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Interesting: Kind of a chicken or the egg, which comes first question. How would you know if you have a cavity without going to the dentist? You may say pain in ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Gum tissue sloughing: You are probably slightly allergic to the toothpaste i.e. Some ingredient in the toothpaste, you are using and it is irritating your gum tissue. Many... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Muscle pain: Could be a trigger point(point of muscle that is tighten up) in your neck/ shoulder area referring pain to the top of your head. Take your hand and p... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Most likely OK: There is a principle in restorative/prosthetic dentistry in regards to length of bridgework. It deals with what teeth are missing and the root surfac... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Biofilm: There is bacteria in your mouth all the time. After eating and drinking throughout the day, the bacteria take what they want from that and start to m... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Could be: Swelling and metallic taste are indicative of infection. 2 things you can do to see if it's abscessed. Tap on the tooth, if it hurts more than tappin... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Fairly large. : Remember, the lymphs nodes are where your body is fighting infection. So if you do have a cold, those lymph nodes could be sore to the touch, tender a... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Cracked root?: Pain upon biting after RCT weeks later could be a cracked root. I would recommend a 3D scan to check for cracks. Could possibly be just the periodon... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Sure: it is definitely ok to eat with dental wax on. In fact, it makes it more comfortable to eat. Just be careful to pay attention if it comes loose, jus... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Sinus or muscle: if pain was in upper back teeth, could have been your sinuses causing pressure on the roots of those teeth, which can lead to tooth pain. If sinuses ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Depends: Depends on the area of the country you are in, but a general guideline for the implant alone is $1200-$2500. A single implant with the connector and ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Variety of ways: Most common is to mix baking soda and water together into a paste and put it on the sting area. Make sure you have removed the stinger too! an old i... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Maybe: You should go back to your dentist or oral surgeon to get checked out. If you had upper wisdom teeth taken out, they are close to your sinus. You wo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Could be: If you press up , under your cheekbone and it hurts, then yes it could be your sinuses hurting. You can also put a finger in your mouth on the cheek ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
More than brushing: Try flossing everyday and brush your tongue. Remember brushing doesn't clean in between your teeth. If you don't floss, plaque and food can build up... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Personalized treatme: Depends on your dentists' policies. There really is no strict guideline that says you have to take x-rays 1 time a year. If you have not had a histo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
No, 6 months ok: Implants do not need extra care or maintenance. You can go every 6 months and be just fine.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
No damage to enamel: whitening toothpaste can only scrub surface stains off. You really need a hydrogen or carbamide peroxide bleaching strip or gel that stays on your te... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
No: Peroxide is oxygen supercharged, called superoxide radicals, that migrate into the enamel and break-up double bonded carbons, which are the stains in ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
It's possible: Dry sockets are essentially like losing the blood clot that is protecting the extraction site. The socket itself is lined with nerves and if exposed,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Can, indirectly: Raw tongue is not listed with the side effects, but Prednisone does weaken your immune system, which can lead to a susceptibility for oral candidiasis... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Daily: Daily fluoride rinses can slow the progression of tooth decay.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Go to dentist: Usually blisters or traumatic lesions in the mouth resolve themselves within 2 weeks. You could possibly have a sharp spot on one of your teeth that ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Options, ask dentist: One option is a dental implant, advantages are no decay and don't bother adjacent teeth. This option depends on if you have enough bone to support th... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Depends: Depends on where the cavity is. If it was on the edge of a front tooth/incisor, those can have a tendency to chip off if you are not careful about bi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Brushing teeth: You can't really get rid of dental plaque totally because bacteria is always in your mouth. But you can try to keep things as clean as possible throug... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Generally no: The dentist "cleans" the teeth before whitening, but it is not with prophy/toothpaste. It is with pumice, which is just an abrasive, without fluoride... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Be honest and ask: Remember, we cannot fully diagnose and say you are cavity free without x-rays. They are usually not very expensive either. If you are really in a pi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
You can eat anytime: Eating will not harm your composite dental fillings after you have them done. They are cured and ready for use. Just be careful if you are going to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Depends on you: Really depends on what you want. Lost filling does indicate decay, but really both can be done. If you are concerned about appearances, get the cosm... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Don't: It's a myth that: people always need a full set of dentures.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Get: Get Fluoride gel and brush with that after normal brushing at night. Will help reduce decay.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Ask your heart doc: According to the ama, antibiotics before dental procedures are needed if you have anything foreign in your heart, have had endocarditis before or have... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Sure, there are lots: Actually, you can get a lot of vitamin c from foods that are not citrus. Check out this list (all vitamin c amounts are for 100 g. Servings): red bel... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gamber
Dentistry 14 years experience
Ignore: Brush twice plus floss once plus eating natural foods equals HEALTHY SMILE.

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Mar 28, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gamber is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gamber is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This answer was very helpful I really appreciate the speedy response!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! He made the filling larger so it had more tooth structure to bond to.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks so much. I really appreciate it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

Midwest Implant Institute, OH

Affiliations

American Academy of Facial Esthetics
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