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Dr. Raj Upadya

Cosmetic Dentistry
Florham Park, NJ
25 years experience male

Locations

Esthetic Dental Care

Florham Park, NJ

Address

256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 107, Florham Park, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

9738228454

About

Bio

I have dedicated my practice to helping those individuals with bite disturbances, fractured teeth, TMJ issues and esthetic concerns. We employ the most conservative methods to correct problems, enhance esthetics, and make people feel comfortable and healthy for a lifetime.

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.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

Telugu

Doctor Q&A

106 Answers
188 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Prophy cup/angle: The rubber prophy cup attached to a prophy angle with a pumice based prophy paste is most often used for the actual polishing of the teeth... Earlier ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Not a fan...: I am not aware of any adverse effects on pregnancy from tree oil products. They are derived from the indian "neem" tree which was thought to have ayur... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) can occur at absolutely any age. Genetic predisposition/host bacteria, home care, immune system, medication... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes, absolutely: Tooth whitening has been safely and successfully performed for 25 years. There are many ways it can be done, but the most effective may still be the ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Could be TMD...: Sounds like a possibility that you may be developing occluso-muscle symptoms of tmd. You may be clenching/grinding your teeth or have a bite problem.... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Possibly : Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can cause any number of symptoms...
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Take a break...: Normal response, but give it a day or so on ice to make sure nothing is torn...
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Not necessarily...: There are many potential causes of bruxism... One cause is a central nervous system dysfunction during the delta stage of sleep, one is related to ce... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes!!: Smoking causes significant darkening if the shade of your teeth, and is a major cause of periodontal (gum and bone) disease... Quitting will definitel... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
A few days...: After about 3 days your body should have metabolized most of the mobic (meloxicam)...Just don't have too much, or your stomach and liver will be hyper... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Do you mean ppm?: 1000 ppm (parts per million) Fluoride toothpaste is extremely common. In fact, 5000 ppm is very often prescribed for cavity prone individuals. No da... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Maybe see MD or GI..: This is not as uncommon as you might think... It most likely will pass through your GI system shortly, and end up in your stool. If you have pockets ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
External stain: Antibiotics can discolor teeth during their formation, not after they have already formed or erupted...Could possibly be stain from food or drink, tha... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Dentist & physician: An x-ray could show if the pain is coming from the wisdom tooth. A few simple tests by someone well-versed in TMJ diagnosis can determine if it might ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Occlusion: Ideally, you should see a dentist trained heavily in occlusion and TMJ disorders, such as a graduate of the pankey institute, dawson academy, kois cen... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Several ways...: The most effective and conservative way is to get custom made whitening trays from your dentist. "in-office" or "laser" bleaching is an option, but r... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes and no...: After the first 24-48 hours of specifically following the post op instructions set forth by your surgeon, proper home care/oral hygiene is vital to ma... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Maybe: All dentists have learned about the TMJ while in school. There are some that enjoy treating tmd, and have focused a significant part of their clinical... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Meditationmedication: Meditation can help with the stress of the upcoming appointment. Dentistry has come a long way in the last few years as well, so it is not now quite ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Rheumatoid arthritis: May be worth it to see a rheumatologist to see if you have rheumatoid arthritis or another autoimmune condition...
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Possibly: Muscle hyperactivity related to the TMJ could be a possible source if the discomfort... Rule out potential neurological issues as well, but you may be... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Denture adhesive: As a very temporary measure, you could put in the temporary crown with a product such as fixodent. This will hold you over for a day or two until you... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: Definitely maintain oral hygiene and keep the area clean. Make sure you do not use too hard or rough brushing stroke, not only on the temporary crown... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Call your dentist...: For a temporary solution, you could place it with fixodent or toothpaste. Call your dentist asap to have it recemented properly.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
See physician ASAP : It could be bleeding disorder thrombocytopenia, or another problem with coagulation or excessive bleeding. Causes could be leukemia, immune disorder,... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Many treatments: Make sure you have ruled out inner ear problems, menere's disease, and neuro/vascular issues as well... Once a diagnosis has been made, treatments can... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Muscle spasm?: At that vertical distance, you may be at a muscle length that is not comfortable to sustain, causing a mini muscle spasm which chatters your teeth...
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
More likely TMD: Not likely to be from an infection. Could be a trigger point from a tooth contact... Noxious tooth contacts can cause discomfort and pain in many mus... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes, a dentist...: A dentist who likes to treat TMJ disorders (tmd) is likely your best bet for solutions... Medicines can help you feel better initially; special applia... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Sensodyne or similar: Sensitivity toothpaste such as sensodyne could help temporarily, but it is very important that you see your dentist to determine the cause of the pain... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Clarification?: Only had them on for 2 weeks, or off for 2 weeks? If on for only 2 wks, any looseness should subside within weeks... Enamel should not be damaged if b... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Ask: Ask if a short course of steroids such as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack would help for perioperative swelling.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Possibly...: Several types/ issues of clicking jaw... One is an anatomical issue related to opening too wide (like a snake), another related to slipping discs (lik... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No emg unless trauma: Once a baby tooth is lost, it can taking several months or more for the permanent tooth to come in... It has been almost 6 months since my own son los... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Rest: rest and no exertion immediately afterwards is important... 24 hours of no rinsing or drinking through a straw... After 24 hours, gentle rinsing with ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
No longer advised: Antibiotic prophylaxis was standard for many years for several conditions including heart murmurs or mitral valve prolapse prior to dental visits to r... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Possibly-many causes: There are many potential causes for tmd... Breakdown can occur at the level of the joint capsule itself (in the condyle or articular disc), or in the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
See a dentist...: It may not happen on its own at all... See a dentist to try to alleviate the problem...
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: It's probably the safest and easiest way to have it done. Nitrous oxide or conscious sedation are also alternatives, but local anesthesia is given at... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Find the true cause: The true cause may astonish you... It may be a combination of nail biting, grinding, a bad bite relationship, among others... The solution could be as... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Swollen nerve: Pulpitis is swelling of the nerve within a tooth... Many, many potential causes... It can be reversible initially, and removal of the cause can return... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Technique, not brand: There is no one toothpaste that is the best, but make sure that it has the ada seal on it... Good technique is more important than the toothpaste... M... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Yes: There are so many factors that can shift your teeth... Wearing your retainers is your safest bet to prevent relapse...
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Possibly: It depends on the level of breakdown our of your joints... If you have a full anterior disk displacement without reduction, then the answer is likely ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Check bite: It sounds like you have developed a bite interference on that tooth. There are many potential causes... Have your dentist check your bite to determin... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Normal...: Normal tongue anatomy... In regards to the whitish areas... Your tongue can trap plaque on the surface in the hairlike projections of the papilla... E... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Sore muscles?: There are many muscles in the area that can get sore... Could be neck strain, head posture, or possibly bite-related TMJ issues among others...
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Erupting teeth?: 2nd and or 3rd molars could be erupting (or trying to erupt)... Hormonal changes causing gingivitis... Clenching or grinding... Allergic reaction to s... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Not really...: There is no practical way of keeping track of this... The pharmacy and patient do not let us know the prescription has not been filled. The prescript... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
NSAIDs: Nsaids will reduce inflammation. Mobic (meloxicam) works very well with tmd. Ice to area, and soft diet can help as well. Consult with someone who ... Read More

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Mar 18, 2015
Great dentist!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Upadya is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Upadya is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Went to the dentist, had a baseline radiograph done & everything is ok
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you doctor for your quick response
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for the quick reply

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL

Awards

America's Top Dentists - Consumer's Research Council of America
America's Best Dentists
Best of Florham Park - US Commerce Association

Affiliations

AACD
ADA, AGD, AACD
Dawson Academy
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