Dr. David Mjos

Dentistry
CO
46 years experience male

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Board Certified general Dentist

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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

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164 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mjos
46 years experience
How long ?: History of spot is critica. If it has been present forever, probably of no concern. If it is recent, it needs to be evaluated and possibly a bi... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Periodontal abcess: Sounds like an abcess of the tissue surrounding the tooth. Gently press on it and see if any exudate is expressed. Clean area as best you can, irr... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Maybe: Anytime there is trauma to teeth, that increases the chance of needing a root canal in the future. There is nothing you can do to prevent it.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Trauma: If for sure no HSV 1, then it is probably from trauma. Should start to get better soon, if not, need to seen and evaluated and treated if necessary.... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Use a fluoridated tooth paste and rinse with a floride rinse such as Act.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Awhile: If it is really a from syphilis, it will go away and come back again. It is easily treated with antibiotics. Just because it goes away, doesn't mea... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Pink: Pink and firm.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Treat it: It will range from a simple filling, to a root canal and crown, to extraction if tooth cannot be saved.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: The earlier it is detected and treated, the less likely to cause future problems.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Bonding: Can close spaces with bonding or veneers.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: Not knowing exactly what you are describing? Does everybody need braces? No! does every tooth need a crown? No! without seeing your exact conditio... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
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See a dentist ASAP: An infection lasting 2 months needs to be evaluated asap. By waiting, it may make things worse. If is not dentally related, they will get you to th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Not much: Normally a white crown cannot be lightened. If it is stain, use baking soda to help remove it.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Wire from what?: An orthodontic wire. A bonded retainer wire? Go see (if possible) the dentist who placed it. If that is not possible, go see a dentist!
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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YES, IF?: Use one in the am and the other one in the pm.
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A female asked:
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Yes: I've seen a tooth die 25 years after the trauma. Pregnancy has no affect!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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No: Surgical extraction is the only way.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Maybe?: The mouth is full of bacteria. You would expose the cut to bacteria that is not normally found on the skin. It will not help the healing.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: How difficult was the extraction? How long ago was tooth removed? Dry socket? Go back into the dentist who ext the tooth for an evaluation as to w... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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See an orthodontist: If i understand your question correctly, the retainers opened the space? Bottom line, go see your orthodontist, if possible retainers should not op... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Yes: If caught before too much bone loss, the outcome is very predictable.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Not too late?: Depends on level of the bone. See your dentist asap and maybe get referred to a periodontist for further eval and tx.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Helps reduce bacterial count prior to surgery.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Normal color?: Teeth are usually darker at the gum line. It could also be decay and needs to be checked.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It is a topical anesthetic and numbs the area temporarily. If it has been there awhile, you need to be seen and evaluated.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: Not really sure what you are describing? If the is a space between teeth, keep it clean with floss. If teeth are missing, again keep area clean.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Should not be a problem. Will not effect ortho treeatment.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
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Need to be seen: Normal decay does not cause (usually) discomfort. It needs to be looked at asap and may require a root canal and a crown. Do not wait until somet... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
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Maybe??: Crowns, fillings= no Veneers are translucent so it is possible to bleach the back side of the teeth with veneers to possibly have some positive affect... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Infection?: Could be from an infection or a blocked salivary duct.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Depends: If only a small piece chipped and there are no other large restorations, i would just smooth it. If there are large restorations, it would need a cr... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Depends: How long ago were the stints done? Cardiologist recommendation? If I have any doubt, i give 2 g of amox.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Maybe: Consult your cardiologist prior to any work being done. Some precautions maybe necessary.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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No: I have never heard of a tooth "itching" so i don't really know what you are describing.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It is hard on the TMJ (joint). Best to only chew it for a short time.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Same process as baby teeth erupting. Tylenol and topical anesthetic. Keep area clean.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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No: Oil of clove (eugenol) temporarily gives relief, but not permanent.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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No: Not a problem. Most wisdom teeth need to be extracted due to lack of space. If there is enough room, it should have no effect. If you are asking a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Muscle vs disk: The masseter muscle attaches the skull to the mandible. The disk sits on top of the condylar head in the tmj.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Serious condition: I agree with all of the answers so far. This is a serious, possible life threatening situation either from the antibiotics or the infection or both... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mjos
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Extraction: That should cure the infection, but sometimes antibiotics are also required. Antibiotics alone will fix not the problem. Need to be seen and evaluat... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
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Yes: A bridge will depend on the support of the anchor teeth. Implants will also depend on amount and quality of bone.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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YES, IF?: How long ago was it done? Let it heal for 2 weeks and should be good to go. Why not ask the dentist who did it how long to wait?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
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From icing: The moisture from the ice is causing the skin to dry. No big deal. Use some lotion on it. No need to keep cold on the area after 5 days.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Infection?: Need to go back in to be checked to check what is going on in that area asap.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Crown: The guideline is any back tooth that gets a root canal needs a crown. I tell my patients that if they aren't doing the crown there is no reason to d... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
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Depends: The more difficult the extractions, the more discomfort afterwards. Direct correlation! follow the post-op directions they will give you and you wil... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
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NO: Modern local anes is so effective and safe, there is no reason no to use local anesthetic. I have a few patients that can tolerate work without anes, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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NO: At optimal levels, it is very useful in hardening the enamel and preventing tooth decay and causes no health issues.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
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See a dentist: White spots can be several things. It could be intrinsic (ie born that way) or it could be early signs of decay. (ie decalcifiction) decalalcificati... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mjos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mjos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks you really helped me and possibly going to save my life
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Thanks for your quick reply! I actually did not mean between....I meant back...it grew back.
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Thx. Clind x10d finished 1wk ago. X-ray WNL 2wks ago. Will get checked

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ of Minnesota
Graduated 1977MD

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