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Dr. Paul Epstein

Dentistry
MA
49 years experience

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A member of the Faculty at the Pankey Institute, a guest lecturer at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and invited speaker at local and national dental meetings. Specialties:Cosmetic and restorative dentistry, implant dentistry, TMD and Invisalign Cert

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Dentistry

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English

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
49 years experience
Probably No: The tooth and area around the tooth will be numbed so you will not feel any pain during the procedure. During the following week you may have some sor... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Possibly infection: Possibly coming from an infection related to the wisdom teeth.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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It depends: It depends. If only tissue was removed healing should take more quickly and the pain form the procedure should diminish in 2-6 days. If the bone was ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Probably yes: After removal of the impacted wisdom tooth.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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15 min: 15 min for 1 to 2 sealants. 1/2 hr for 4.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
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Biopsy: A professional should evaluate the area. Usually if the area doesn't disappear in 2 weeks the area should be biopsied.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
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Depends: If the tooth is not fractured it may take 2-6 wks to tighten up.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Probably yes: I like to wait until full growth is completed and the eruption process is complete. Some people can begin treatment at 17 but most i'll wait until 18 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
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Probably yes: If you have confidence in the dentist and the dentist recommended a root canal i would proceed with the root canal. You can also go to an endodontist,... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
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See a Professional: It may be treated simply by removing the decay and placing a filling, but if left untreated the treatment may be more extensive.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
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Probably yes: It will not cause a dry tongue but may a cause bitter taste. Over a period of time untreated acid reflux may dissolve the outer layer, enamel, of the... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
49 years experience
Possibly infection: There may be an inflammation or infection present. You should see a dentist to have it evaluated.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
49 years experience
Yes: As teeth move they can feel loose. If the teeth had good bone support before the treatment began this should be no problem and they won't fall out.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
49 years experience
causes of breath: Bad breath may be caused by infection, periodontal disease or post nasal drip. First a professional should diagnose your problem and then an appropria... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
49 years experience
Extraction: They will probably recommend extraction to the tooth.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
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Toothbrush and floss: The proper use of a toothbrush, floss and possibly a proxy brush should help. If calculus or tarter has built up on the teeth, then they need to be p... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
49 years experience
It depends: If there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth or they are too close to the last molars they should be removed.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
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Yes: Yes. The most common sores are from the hot cheese on pizza and baked potato.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
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No: No , you may have an infection in the area. You should go back to the dentist that performed the root canal.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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No: No. But it may affect the gum tissue.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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No: If you cut the palate off a full upper denture you will loose the seal ( suction) that hold the denture in place.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
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Yes: Your dentist can write a prescription for antibiotics for an infected tooth. You should be a patient of record of your dentist.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Probably No: If you needed implants in the future, you probably would be able to complete the procedure in the future without a problem.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Once the permanent crown is cemented or bonded in place the treatment is complete.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Have it checked out: You should be seen be a dental professional to have the area evaluated and biopsied if need be.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
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It depends: Wisdom teeth may have 1-5 roots.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
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Depends: If the wisdom teeth are in a poor position then they should be removed as they could adversely be affecting the other teeth.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Epstein
49 years experience
No: Pen v k is an antibiotic that is prescribed for dental infections. This in conjunction with the appropriate treatment should resolve the toothache.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Epstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Epstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University of School of Dental Medicine, MA
Graduated 1973MD
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