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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry

Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers
Linden, MI
37 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Brown on teeth: This is probably plaque that has stained brown - either way make sure you are brushing 2 minutes at night and in the morniing and try not to eat anyth... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Retainers: I have used them myself, but your retainers may not last as long and I had normal bleaching trays first. If you try them use Vitamin E oil on the gum... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Teeth shift after br: Yes -do it soon or you will be back in braces
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Tooth pain: Absolutely expected It shoul get better as time goes on. If it doesn't or gets worse see your dentist again
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Bad teeth: Dental insurance does not mean you can't take care of your teeth. Take a look at your diet- are you drinking pop or chewing gum or sucking on mints ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Extractioni: If you are not bleeding then it is ok to gently start brushing and flossing!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Repair enamel: Bonding generally works well or veneers, onlays-most dentists are comfortable with these procedures.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Tooth decay: Depends on if there is Fluoride in the city water and the child drinks it. The diet is the biggest culprit I have found- mothers control what the chi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Bleeding gums: You may have early gum disease. Everything you mentioned is a sign pointing to it. Gums should not bleed even if they always have in the past. If e... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Extraction: You should be able to very gently brush your teeth- The concern is spitting the toothpaste out afterward as it can cause the clot to be removed. A d... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Gum: Yes, but what are you using it for? There may be a lot of other things that will help without being that strong!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
RDA exam: In order to apply you need to have been trained in a certified dental assisting school . It is a 2 year program and they will be licensed with the ex... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Spots on teeth: Dark spots on your teeth could be staining due to coffee, tea, cola, wine or they could be the beginning of a cavity. Sweets aren't the only things t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Pain from hot: Generally sensitivity to hot foods can be serious. This may mean a tooth is dying and could become infected or get an abscess. See your dentist a... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Stop breathiing: Make sure he gets a sleep test as soon as possible. He may have sleep apnea. This can cause increased frequency of heart attacks and strokes. I wou... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Central Apnea: You don't have to snore to have sleep apnea-you could have central sleep apnea which involves the brain where you stop breathing.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
UPPP: It sound like you had a procedure called uppp where they remove the tonsils and uvula for sleep apnea. Check with your ENT surgeon to be sure that the... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Sleep apnea: Have him get a sleep test as soon as possible- he has a lot of symptoms of this.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Sleep apnea: Check with your physician and have yourself checked for sleep apnea. It can change your life.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
CPAP,Sleep Appliance: A CPAP is the gold standard to treat sleep apnea. For mild to moderate apneas an appliance can be made that will move your jaw forward to allow more ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Sleep apnea: Severe sleep apnea is best treated with a c-pap that is the gold standard. Mild to moderate apnea can be treated with dental appliances that bring ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Crown decay: How old are the crowns? Are they in the front or back ? What type of crowns are they? Gold, porcelain, porcelain covered with metal? You need to take... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Tonsil/toothpain: What do you see when you see the tonsil papiloma-is it enlarged on both sides? Does the tooth pain localize to a certain tooth- see your doctor and d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Spectra: A cavity is a hole or lack of density in the enamel of the tooth. There are devices that can help dentists make sure there is a cavity . One is a di... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Gumline decay: Decay below the gumline generally occurs as we get older. Often we are taking medications that can caue dry mouth and the saliva is a great protecta... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Wisdom tooth pain: Generally if it is a dry socket the tooth feels better after it is extracted first. Then at 2-3 days it starts to feel worse and you can get a bad t... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Rheumatic Heart: This changes every few years- definitely check with your cardiologist to see what they recommend currently.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Recession: I would have a Periodontist evaluate the recession-They can do a great job getting gum tissue healthy and normal!
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Sleep apnea: As we get older unfortunately everything tends to be less elastic. If we gain weight there will be less airway. If the air way is less elastic it do... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Ignore: Basketball players need mouthguard also. They fracture their teeth too.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Pain: Where is the pain?-is it keeping you awake at night? Does it occur when you chew or bite hard things?- start with Ibuprofen 400mg to see if it helps -... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Sleep test: Does he stop breathing during the night or is he snoring- the only thing that is conclusive is a sleep test.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Have you had your wisdom teeth removed? There are 2 schools of thought on this-some say they can move the teeth especially the lower front ones- othe... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Better or worse: Generally it should be getting better - is the pain the same as it was or is it improving? If it is worse or the same-see you dentist again.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Cancer: Gum disease, cavities, some genetic problems and cancer in the mouth- removing teeth prior to radiation and surgery is also possible.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
After: After extraction do not suck, smoke, or spit - it may cause a dry socket.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Vitamin E: Vitamin e oil around the gums can really help.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Baking soda: It used to be used in the 1800s and still is today- it can be a bit abrasive and may taste strange but it will work..
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
loose tooth: If the crown is loose and you can remove it put it back on with fixodent denture paste and see your dentist to put it back on with stronger cement.. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Sometimes they can come and go. If the tooth is partially in-you can get infection around it with food getting under it-that hurts! if the wisdom toot... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Whitening strips: They do work-you need to use them frequently at first. Put some vitamin e oil (you can get it at the drugstore) and put it on your gums before you p... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Toothpaste: Some people react to different components in toothpaste- First try your old toothpaste again an see if it is alright. What type of fillings did you h... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Root canal: It sounds like you may have a failed root canal and they do not fail very often. The sealer in the tooth may have failed- You need to see an endodont... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Be: Be sure to get a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth and jaws.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Sleep apnea: Get a sleep test to determine if you have sleep apnea - if not a dental appliance can be made to stop the snoring.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Dental care: The university od detroit dental school is great and they may know of other low income places that may help.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
No Problem: As long as you brush well for 2 minutes -The most important thing is doing it not the toothpaste
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Retainers: If they still fit well you might get lucky- I am glad you are seeing the orthodontist soon.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Definitely wear you retainer or your teeth may move and try to get those wisdom teeth out as soom as you can.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
bone block: Sometimes they can use bone augmentation which adds bone particles to help new bone develope.

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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.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mcgarry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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.
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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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