Dr. Patricia Mcgarry

Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers
Linden, MI
38 years experience female

Locations

Patricia McGarry DDS PC

Linden, MI

Address

200 Lindenwood Dr, Linden, MI
Directions

Practice website

Fax

8107359004

Patricia A McGarry DDS

Linden, MI

About

Bio

Female dentist - I began in Dental Hygiene and went on to become a Dentist which I always wanted to be. I love making smiles. I have been doing dentistry for 29 years and I love kids, their parents, grand parents and great-grand parents. My staff is great and really want to make you comfortable.

Specialties
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Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers

Cosmetic Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

168 Answers
494 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Daytime fatigue: Do you snore ? Are you tired during the daytime? Do you have high blood pressure? All of these things can be helped with a cpap. It opens your airwa... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Antihistamine: Generally if the whole side of your mouth hurts, ie- multiple teeth - it might be a sinus infection. Try an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydram... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
UPP: A upp is a surgical procedure where they trim the back portion of you throat-removing the uvula (that hangs down your throat) ti allow more room for ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Sleep apnea: This can be a very common problem- do they grind their teeth, or are there any behavior problems. Have they had their tonsils and adenoids removed?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Sleep apnea: Definitely could be i would get a sleep test as soon as possible!
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
CPAP-gold standard: The CPAP is the gold standard for treating sleep apnea-there are also appliances that can be made for those who can't wear a CPAP especially for mild ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Snoring: Be sure you do not have sleep apnea first with a sleep test - if you only have snoring you need an appliance that will bring your jaw forward and not ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
CPAP,Sleep Appliance: See a dentist who treats sleep apnea and make sure they have a sleep test. They can make sleep appliances that bring the lower jaw forward to enlarge... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Malocclusion: Almost any way you can think of-lower jaw too forward, too far back, too far to the side , -teeth that come in sideways, teeth that leane to the lef... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Straw: Try biting on a straw instead of your lip-chewing sugarless gum with xylitol may help.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Extreme tooth pain: Where does it hurt , for how long, and when? Does it keep you awake at night? Excedrine migraine is like a super aspirin- it can help for short peri... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Ignore: Wear a mouthguard- a custom one from the dentist is the best - you will wear it more, .
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Bad breath,red gums: Bad breath and red gums around the teeth can also indicate gum disease. Loose teeth in severe cases.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Vocal cord : What type of dysfunction do you have? It looks like you have been checked for sleep apnea. How much do you weigh? Are you using a CPAP already?
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Sleep apnea: Have your dentist check to see if her palate is forming correctly and she doesn't have any habits at night. Is she grinding her teeth- it can indicat... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Clean in between : There are water picks, air flosses, and new things are being developed all the time as the dental hygienist recommended, see your dentist as they see ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Tooth: One thing that may cause the tooth to drop is gum disease-see a dentist soon and make sure they measure around each tooth between the gum and the toot... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Tooth pain: Pain in the tooth when eating can be due to a cavity, a filling that is too high, a cracked tooth- see your dentist real soon.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
mouthguard: There is a drug store guard that is better than nothing- it won't help for TMJ concerns and you will grind through it quickly and then have to spend ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
crown: Crowns on molar teeth can last a long time if you take care of it and it is done well- see a dentist twice a year to check on it and how you are doing... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Healthy smile: In our society first impressions when we meet someone, have been known to get some one a job, future spouse or over all acceptance. A great smile can... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Dental pain: What type of pain- to chewing, hot or cold? I s a quick ache or does it last a while- we need a little more info to help answer your question.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
pain meds: 24-48 hours- be sure you are completely alert.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Crown: Generally they remove the cord before you leave. Try to remove it if you can and call the dentist that did the crown as they will likely want to chec... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Tooth pain: Is the ear /nerve damage recent? Or has it been there for a while? Sometimes the sinus in your upper jaw can cause ear and tooth pain. - i would se... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Teeth and pregnancy: You need to be even better than you have been with your teeth during this time. Your gums may be more sensitive and the nausea in the first trimeste... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Tooth pain: Tooth pain can be related to bleeding gums or it could be a seperate problem-does the pain feel like it is coming from a tooth or from the gums or bot... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Cold Sore: Cold sores usually last 7-10 days but can be improved. Many things can affect this- your menstral periods, stress, sunlight. See your dentist and th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Bonding: The military dentists are excellent dentists and bonding should be no problem for them
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Tooth pain: It sounds like it could be related to your sinuses- one way to test is to take an antihistamine (over the counter ) like benadyl and if it feels bette... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
An: An Abscess is an infection and it is serious - see your dentist ASAP.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Tooth pain: Where is the pain and what do you do to bring it about?
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Gap: If the dentist gave you retainers-that is who you should see and soon
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Tooth pain: They definitely could be-can you localize it to one tooth or to many teeth. Is the tooth on the upper or lower. If it is multiple teeth and it is on... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Tooth pain: Where is it- top or bottom teeth? Front or back teeth? How long does it last ? What starts it-chewing, hot or cold drinks? Is it in the gums? When do... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Canker sores : Sometimes a dental laser can give great relief and decrease the % of times they return.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Veneers: Nothing is for life- the longest lasting thing in dentistry is actually gold, but most people don't want it on their front teeth. Veneers when done w... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
jaw pain : When does your jaw hurt and is the toothache in the same area? Does the tooth that hurts seem to be a single tooth or multiple teeth? Do you grind y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Toothpain: There can be pain in the opposite jaw- like a bad tooth in the upper and it feels like both upper and lower teeth hurt- it is called referred pain and... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Sleepy: Lots of things can be involved here-you should see your physician to evaluate your overall health. If everything is evaluated and is in the normal ra... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Extraction: As long as you are not in a lot of pain-it sounds like it is healing normally. If it starts to increase in pain and you may or may not have metal ta... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Matrix: The tofflemire matrix band is for rhe back teeth. Usually a clean matrix band is used on the front teeth
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
canker sore: It may be - they generally last 7-10 days it also might be a stone in your salivary gland duct- that would swell up slightly and come and go.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Sleep apnea: What do you mean by "being investigated"- Have you had a sleep test and you are waiting for results? Generally Xanax (alprazolam) would be OK- but i... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Infected gums: See your dentist or dental hygienist as soon as you can. Different antibiotics work on different people-You need 10 days to let the antibiotics to w... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Broken tooth: They will numb you so you can't feel anything and remove the root and the pieces.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Yellow canines: The eye teeth or canines have more color to them then the front teeth- they come in later and are formed later- you can alway whiten them if they conc... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Root canal: It really depends on the tooth- where it is located in the mouth, for example affront tooth that has a lot tooth left may not need a crown, just a fil... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Sore tooth: Have your dentist check to see if your bite is hitting normally there. Are you clenching or grindind your teeth? That can cause soreness and sometim... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
Stains: No they are polished off- Enamel is the strongest material in your body !
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Testimonials
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May 1, 2014
Dr Mcgarry has some wonderfully succinct and accurate answers. I highly recommend her Dr. Don E. Millner
Mar 25, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mcgarry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Now have preeminent oral surgeon & will follow-up on this. Bye!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Weigh 280 & losing. Cpap nightly. Hoarseness, tight throat in cold.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I'll hold out NOT to have it done. For now, home whitening. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan
Graduated 1985MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Flint Region, MI - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Flint Region, MI - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Michigan - Summer
2013
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