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Dr. Thomas Mchugh

Dentistry
Middleton, WI

Locations

McHugh Family Dentistry, LLC.

Middleton, WI

Address

6660 University Ave., Middleton, WI
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6088319785

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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

Languages spoken

English

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Red dots: Red dots are often called petechia and can arise from a number of causes. Best to be safe and have her see a dentist. I'm guessing this is a new pre... Read More
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Temperature changes: Most people have a range in which their normal temperature varies. Without symptoms, this may be normal for you.
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Pregnancy: There is always a chance of pregnancy when sperm is introduced into the female reproductive system. The chances are small, but there are ways to prote... Read More
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Multiple symptoms: Due to the number of symptoms you present, it is time to see your physician for a definitive diagnosis.
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Pain under tongue: The underside of the tongue usually isn't injured while eating a normal meal. Since it's been two days, it's best to get it looked at to determine wha... Read More
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Severe back pain: Really sorry about your back. Don't take the Percocet and I don't think the Vicodin will help either. You really need to go to the hospital and get so... Read More
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Oxygenated mouthwash: Sorry, as a dentist of many years, i don't recommend it at all. Mouthwash only works for 1 1/2 hours to give a clean breath. See your family dentist f... Read More
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Visine : Visine is a vasoconstrictor which may inadvertently relieve nasal congestion, but there are other products that are more reliable a designed for nasal... Read More
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Dry patches: If it is on the outside of the mouth, it could be a candidiasis infection. A cream can be prescribed for that. If it is on the inside of the mouth it... Read More
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Geographic tongue: The origin of geographic tongue is uncertain, but there is usually no discomfort or other cause for concern. If there are other symptoms, see your de... Read More
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Maxillary cyst: As a general rule, consider 17 days a benchmark. Use ice on the outside of the upper jaw and take medication prescribed by the dentist. Don't take nsa... Read More
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Lips: Have you always noticed the differentiation in lip color? I'm guessing this is most likely a natural pigmentation and vascularity of both lips. If it ... Read More
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Tired a lot: It's too bad we don't turn a different color when we don't feel well so others could visibly see that we aren't well. The best way for others and you... Read More
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A cold for 7 days: If you are experiencing the same symptoms you had a week ago and things seem to be getting worse or at least not better, see a physician as soon as po... Read More
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Pain meds: It depends on what your trying to accomplish by taking these medicines. If you are taking pain meds once a week, anything should work. However, Aspiri... Read More
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Mouth cancer: Oral cancer can feel like a swelling or an inflammation. There are many, varied symptoms that are not all always present. I would strongly recommend s... Read More
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Red tongue : On the undersurface of the tongue there are usually many blue veins or varicosities. It is considered normal. A red, red tongue isn't and should be ch... Read More
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Food allergies: This truly is a question that should only be answered by your allergist and nutritionist. You could put your life in danger by not having a strict die... Read More
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Canker sores: Canker sores are caused by opportunistic viruses. This means that when. You are run down, or yourimmune system is compromised , you get them. They ar... Read More
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Dry mouth: There are many hopeful treatments for your predicament . They may be symptoms from more than one problem, but decreased salivary output(dry mouth) ca... Read More
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Back pain: It is so hard to be patient but in this case you have to. You have pain fora reason and by trying to do too much too quickly, your pain may worsen. As... Read More
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Knee trouble: This should be a question for your orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. Heis the individual who can schedule you appointments to minimize your post... Read More
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Hemmoroids: Varicosities and hemmoroids are an unfortunate but not uncommon anywhere there are veins. Yes, they can come back.
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Sjorgren's : Dry mouth caused by sjorgren's syndrome can be much more debilitating than just the annoyance of not enough saliva. Saliva naturally flushes acid crea... Read More
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Tooth concern: The nerve that affects the teeth is the trigeminal or the 5th cranial nerve. So is the lip nerve. The tongue nerve is different but the nerves are ve... Read More
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Numbness: It is certainly a symptom which should be addressed by a physician
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S. aureus: S.Aureus can be a nasty bug; is it a skin infection or a respiratory infection? There are many different antibiotics that can be used in treatment of... Read More
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Root canal : Adjusting the bite can make chewing more comfortable. If there is infection, the therapy should be redone. It it is only inflammation, adjusting the b... Read More
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MAC: I am not a specialist in this area, but i had this done two weeks ago. There is some soreness i felt great the next day and even better now! hope that... Read More
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Toothpaste : Toothpaste is primarily a detergent with minor abrasives and usually Fluoride added. I'm guessing it is the cleansing solution and the manual action o... Read More
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Brain aneurysm : What symptoms make you think an aneurysm is imminent ? If it is a major concern for you, seek a medical consult. With the information you've given us... Read More
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TMJ dysfunction : Tmj dysfunction can be caused by trauma, like having a wisdom tooth removed. It does not have to last forever, but it depends on why it hurts. Usually... Read More
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Whiter armpits: Certain individuals have tried using salt water and scrubbing with a wash cloth with varied results. It is not comfortable and takes time so be patien... Read More
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Stomach/esophagus : You may want to start with bread and bland foods with lots of fluids. You may want to start on acid producing inhibitors after you see a physician . A... Read More
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Tremor in teeth: I have never heard of tooth tremor and would strongly recommend seeing a physician for your peace of mind.
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Tumor: Your mother needs to see her physician to have tests run so that both of you can have peace of mind.
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RCT reactions: It's hard to tell if the weird taste is coming from a complication from the rct, but i would go back to the dentist who did the root canal. From the ... Read More
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Lip sore: It's always best to use a spf lip balm in your pocket. If your lips are dry, treat the problem. The staph infection is low on the possibility scale un... Read More
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Salivary stone: Depending upon the size of the stone or if there is more than one. It can be slightly uncomfortable but it is much more uncomfortable living with the ... Read More
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Pregnancy: Yes. The menstral cycle is 28 days for the majority of women, so you wouldn't expect to see accurate results at least for after two weeks
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Dark tongue: The darkness of the tongue may be from the irritation and the bleeding. However, a bleeding tongue after drinking isn't usual. I would see a dentist o... Read More
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Missed dose: I would continue taking your medication as you usually do. Don't double up but stay as close to a strict schedule.
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See a doctor now: Unless you have seen a dentist recently , have had a culture or have seen an M.D. , you should seek dental treatment immediately. It certainty sounds ... Read More
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TMJ dysfunction: There may have been a deviation of the meniscus (cartilage) of the temporomandibular joint. Ice it, take antiinflammatories today and rest it. Don't t... Read More
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Family doctor: Yes you do need a family physician to correlate all the data relating to your health. You may see fewer specialists with fewer unnecessary tests done.... Read More
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Fever: If your child has a fever of 104, you should contact your pediatrician immediately.
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Tongue: If it's been two months since you first noticed it, please see your dentist for a definite diagnosis. Two months is long enough.
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Gold bond: Gold bond is a great product, but yeast infections are infections. Best to use gold bond if it seems to help and you like it, but keep an anti fungal... Read More
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Unclear instructions: If you don't understand your physician, ask him/her to rephrase their answer. I am unsure, but certain seeds are a good source of protein. Ask your ph... Read More
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Non-peroxide whiten: If the solution came from your dentist, it most probably is safe. If it is a carbomide peroxide gel, again it is probably safe. If it is something els... Read More

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Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mchugh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mchugh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Online DDS said that it is not the dentist's own fault--so they don't!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ulcer on the side and tongue is white. Its been this way for 8 days
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Thanks for your quick reply! Pain vanished w/n 2 hours. I will head to doctor if it returns Thanks!

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Madison Region, WI - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Madison Region, WI - Summer
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Wisconsin - Summer
2013
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