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Dr. Brian Dyess

Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
Baton Rouge, LA
39 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Brian N Dyess

Baton Rouge, LA

Address

7777 Hennessy Blvd, OLOL Medical Plaza ste 610, Baton Rouge, LA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

(225) 769-2299

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Specialties
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Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Doctor Q&A

32 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Yes: The flushing, or increased blood flow, to your face after wisdom teeth extraction is normal and may last 1-2 to several days depending on the patient.... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Possible: The bacteria that normally inhabit a woman's vagina is vastly different from the bacteria that live in our oral cavity. Exposure to it in an active a... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
POSSIBLY: Allergy to a class of drugs is unlikely but possible. The best way to determine an allergy and its extent would be an evaluation by an allergist and t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Depends: Alcohol consumption after an intraoral surgical procedure isn't recommended due to the irritating nature of alcohol, but there is not a specific restr... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Doubtful, but. . . : The use of digestive enzymes can be beneficial for many patients. The side effects are mostly GI related, with occasional skin rash. So your dental se... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Needs attention: Even though the tooth isn't currently painful, your description is of a tooth that has broken and needs to be removed. It is a real risk to become abs... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Gentle care: Recovery from palatal torus excision is slow due to thick dense underlying bone in the roof of your mouth and limited blood vessels supplying the area... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Yes: As you noted your submandibular glands are under the angle of your lower jaw. They are normally the size of a walnut and can be palpated in the averag... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Dry socket unlikely: The occurrence of dry sockets after wisdom tooth extraction is one of the more feared complications. The breakdown of the blood clot that naturally fo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Quick recovery: The recovery after wisdom teeth extraction is very individualized. The amount of discomfort, which is the usual determinate of recovery, can vary from... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Not normal: Headaches are not an anticipated side effect of amoxicillin, so i would look for other causes. Either the tooth related infection or possibly somethin... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Several: An oral mucous cyst is a collection of saliva caused by several things. They include cystic formation, extravasation cyst via trauma( biting your lip,... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Yes, but won't help: Herpangina is a viral infection (coxsackie) resulting in painful oral ulcerations. The infection is contagious and resolves in 7-10 days. There is no ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Can be a problem: Gum tissue doesn't normally "peel off" but there are several disease processes in which that can occur. Autoimmune diseases in which your body makes a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Nitrous oxide: Laughing gas is a mild sedative or anti-anxiolytic. The gas is only active while you are breathing it, effects lasting only a minute once off. The eff... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Eliminate the reason: Leukoplakia is a white patch noted on the oral mucosa in response to an irritation. The irritation can be mechanical from rough tooth or dental applia... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
No: Canker sores and irritated taste buds, which can be a canker sore on the lingual mucosa have several possible etiologies. Stress, immune reactions, an... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
No: Eagle' s syndrome is an elongation of a bony process from the inferior portion of your skull. It may be due to several medical conditions or arise spo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Throat pain: Several reasons for throat pain exist, but for someone your age there are 2 primary ones. Tonsils and adenoids are a common reason for pain and can be... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Depends: A white spot could be a gumboil, or parulis, which is the drainage area for an abscess. But there are several other reasons for white spots that are u... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Jaw surgery: Dentofacial deformity occurs as we age and unequal growth causes our upper and lower jaw bones to become misaligned. Surgery on the jaws will realign ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Sure, but . . .: You can use a sports mouthguard for bruxism (grinding your teeth at night), and will protect your teeth from damage as a sleep one would. But neither... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Yes: Elastic facial bandages, jobst is one brand, can help limit the swelling that results from mandibular(lower jaw) surgery. It is less helpful for maxil... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Normal recovery: The extraction of teeth will usually result in 2-3 days of discomfort. The diagnosis of your teeth(where they are located), upper vs. Lower, and wheth... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Recovery in 2-3 days: Pain is the usual complaint from wisdom teeth, and recovery is in 2-3 days. The position of your teeth (above the tissue or under the tissue) plus age... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Limited: Eagle's syndrome is an elongated bony process off the base of your skull. An injection of local anesthetic or steroid can provide temporary relief, bu... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
No: Cervical dystonia is not a curable problem, but it is treatable. Oral medications, physical therapy, and carefully planned Botox injections are all he... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Oral Ca: Both are ulcerations in the oral cavity, but there are significant differences. Canker sores are usually in the cheeks and lips, oral ca can be anywhe... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Pre-appt relaxation: The fear of dental treatment, and of the needles involved, is a deep and common fear among many patients. Confidence and trust in your dentist helps, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Surgical extraction: When a tooth is fractured at the gumline, there is nothing for a dentist to hold on to remove it. Very common after a root canal because the tooth bec... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
It's possible: The nerves that supply feeling to your teeth, and wisdom teeth, also supply sensation to the muscles of your face, head, and neck. While it will not c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 39 years experience
Dental evaluation: Even though both are facial problems that can be painful, they are unrelated. Trigeminal neuralgia is a sharp, intense style pain of very short durati... Read More

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Mar 25, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dyess is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dyess is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! My new wisdom tooth has a small cavity as well.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much. I'll do a follow-up!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

LSU School of Dentistry
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

LSU School of Dentistry/Charity Hospital, New Orleans
Completed 1988

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Baton Rouge Region, LA - Summer
2013
Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, First Place, Louisiana - Summer
2013
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