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Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen

Dentistry
Alexandria, VA
38 years experience male

Locations

Kenneth Van Stralen DDS PLC

Alexandria, VA

Address

3111 Telegraph Corner Lane, Suite 201, Alexandria, VA
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

110 Answers
29 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Yes: It is not a disease. Geographic tongue is a condition. Usually it comes and goes.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Yes: In implant sites that have an abundance of bone, implant placement is more straightforward. Often a practioner will refer the more difficult cases to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Yes but …: The longer you can go without smoking the better and more quickly the site will heal. Now would be a excellent time to try and quit. The danger of beg... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
A neti pot: Neti pots are available at most pharmacies. Just follow the direction on the packaging.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
See your dentist: There are many economical and painless tests to determine if the spot under your tongue needs treatment. If you need treatment, the sooner you go the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
See a specialist : Your question is too general to answer with any specifics.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
No: I assume you want to limit the staining of your teeth cause by the cigarette smoke. Putting a material that has a potential to obstruct your airway ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Both have same cause: Both alopecia and lichen planus are thought to be an autoimmune disorder. One does not cause the other.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Maybe: You should avoid using a straw, drinking carbonated beverages and spitting for a day after tooth extraction. These actions could cause the blood clot ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Yes: Seeing your physician is the safest approach.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Enlarged papillae?: Usually yellow tongue is caused by enlarged tiny projections on the surface of your tongue which are inhabited by bacteria which produce yellow pigmen... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
See their physician: Have the primary care physician evaluate the patient and recommend treatment as necessary.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Gum infection?: Your symptom has many possible causes but a common cause is a periodontal abscess. See your dentist as soon as you can to determine the cause of your ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
See your physician : Your symptoms may have many causes. See your physician for an examination, a diagnosis and treatment.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Hepatitis?: There are many potential causes of your symptom. Hepatitis is one that you should have ruled in or out. See your physician to perform a clinical exam ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
See your physician : There are many possible causes for your symptom. See your primary care physician for an examination.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
TMD?: Have an evaluation for temporal mandibular joint dysfunction by your dentist. Tmd has symptoms similar to the ones you presented. Ménière's disease of... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Get a work-up: Your question is too complicated to answer without a diagnostic work-up. Make an appointment with your dentist to have the teeth evaluated and to rece... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
No: The act of brushing may cause your teeth to appear lighter if the brushing removed extrinsic stains. Lighting the tooth itself is usually accomplished... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Zilactin B: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Vaseline: If the crown needs to be bonded on, eugenol which is in most otc preparation will interfere with the bond. Vaseline usually is strong enough to hold t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
See your physician. : Your symptom may have multiple causes. See your physician for an clinical examination.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Allergies?: Bruxism in children has been linked to allergies. Other causes are possible. Make an appointment with your dentist, pedodontist or pediatric ENT for a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
See your physician : Your symptoms could have many causes. See your physician as soon as you can.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Usually comes & goes: It is usually a life long condition that comes and goes.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Usually harmless: Mucous can form from lip sucking. They are harmless but may develop into a permanent bump if left untreated.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Depends on membrane : Collagen membranes are absorbed and become part of the graft. Gortex or ptfe membranes stay in anywhere from one to 6 months usually.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Could be, but …: It could be caused by a number of things. Gerd is likely, however, you will need an clinical examination to determine the cause.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
TMD?: You may have a problem with your jaw joint. When teeth contact in a way that forces your jaw backwards, some people have ear pain. See you dentist for... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
At least 36 weeks: Usually invisalign trays are exchanged every two weeks. If the teeth do not move properly or if the trays need to be refined, the time you have to wea... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Likely yes : Other causes of your symptoms are possible. See you dentist for a examination, diagnosis and treatment.
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Sedative filling?: If the tooth us sufficiently erupted, you could have the decay removed and a small "temporary" filling place by your dentist until you are able to hav... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
6 yr molars painless: Usually upper and lower 6 year molars (#3, 14, 19, 30 or 6's in the states or #16, 26, 36, 46 in europe). Often 12 year molars are banded as well depe... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
See your physician : If you have a yellow tongue and gall bladder symptoms you should see your physician as soon as you are able.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Usually hypo (low): The regulation of thyroid hormone works by means of "negative feedback loop". When the concentration of thyroid hormones regulating TSH are low the pr... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Yes: With periodontal disease, often the bone tissue recedes and the gum tissue stays becomes inflamed and swells. The difference in height of the gum and ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
A virus: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Genetics : Be one of he very few people who do not have a genetic predisposition for caries.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Zilactin B: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Zilactin B: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
None come to mind: Anything aciditic or containing sugar can potentially damage your teeth. It is best not to drink such things. If you do drink sodas, for example, it ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Allergic bruxism?: The scalloped ridges on the side of your tongue likely are from nighttime clenching or tooth grinding. In 1980 marks published an article in the ajo ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
See your dentist : An antiobiotic is rarely sufficient to treat an abscess. The source of the infection must be removed to keep the problem from getting worse. Usually... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Amoxicillin?: Some studies have shown that amox creates white spots in developing teeth. Amoxicillin does not damage your tooth enamel. Whitening can be used to lig... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Dry socket?: Pain three days after oral surgery sounds like a dry socket rather than an infection. See your surgeon to enable him to examine you and determine if ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
See your physician. : Your symptoms may be caused by many different things. You will need a clinical examination in order to receive a diagnosis.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Zilactin B: A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Not usually: Lichen planus is an autoimmune condition where your body attacks itself. Intestine metaplasia is a precancerous condition which is caused by a bacteri... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
38 years experience
Multiple causes: You symptoms could have many causes. You will need to see your physician for a clinical examination. Generally it is not a good idea to put things in ... Read More

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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Van Stralen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Van Stralen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! First, have to get a free tissue graft at #23. Ouch. Alloderm will not work out this time for this tooth. Thanks for the reply.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Few weeks have consult with preeminent oral/max surgeon as final word.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Your = the better reply. Oral/max dds as 2nd opinion will soon happen.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Marquette University School of Dentistry
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Virginia - Summer
2013
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