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Dr. Aaron Cregger

Dentistry
SAINT LOUIS , MO
16 years experience

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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

78 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Re-treat?: most likely this is true, if cone beam imaging is available you could be sure if infection is present or not. If NO infection, NO antibiotic, sometim... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Evaluation?: Have you had imaging done? Have you been under any physical stress? There are so many things that can be attributed to knee pain that a thorough eva... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
HAVE THEM CHECKED: Unfortunately for oral pathology you need to have a dentist screen you for severity, it may be something normal that we see all the time. If not your ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Irritation??: This could be an irritation you can see things like this when people put chewing tobacco in one place too long, or hold mints or candy as a habit in t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Patience and topical: Will clear up on its own in 7-10 days, you can use topicals such as orabase or ambesol to help with the terrible intra-oral pain involved. Your denti... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Infection!!: Not removing the tooth broken in half will lead to infection, not fixing the decayed teeth will lead to more fractured teeth, which will lead to more ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Depends on size: Depending on the size and location of a filling it can take as little as a few minutes to as long as 30 minutes. There are so many factores that it t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Yes: There are 5 sides to a tooth. The occlusal surface is the surface you bite on. The mesial surface which is the side closest to the midline. The dis... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
NOT necessary: If the tooth is not hurting or infected then he/she will not pull your tooth. Should the tooth need to be removed for whatever reason it can usually ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Wait!!: It will go away on its own in 7-10 days. Orabase by colgate is a great topical relief.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Retention necessary: When a tooth is lost an immediate loss of space can be had, without a replacement such as implant, bridge, or partial this space could be lost forever... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
See how you feel: If you are not bleeding, swollen, and feeling good, get after it 24 hours after surgery. If you are recovering i would recommend giving it a few days... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
DONT TAKE that risk: This unfortunately does happen due to neglect or lack of access to care. I would say if you receive regular dental care the odds are very low, if you... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Get to a dentist!!: I would have a radiograph taken of the area in question, a panoramic radiograph would be helpful to make sure there isnt any gross pathology or a wisd... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Virus?: Sounds like you need to go in for a thorough exam at your md. Any thing that has symptoms lasting that long should be treated by a professional. Don... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
ASK treating DR!!: Each case can range in severity and i would discuss this with the treating physician. Regulations and procedures are changing daily and i would be su... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
VARIES: I would have the surgery done on friday, lay low for the weekend and get back at it on monday! trying to limit activity and consume a decent amount o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
My perspective: As a dentist you may have some old failing fillings that as you cough may make you notice the metallic taste (assuming you have amalgam/silver filling... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Strange colors: Many times when you get a burn either from food, trauma, or dental treatment i.e. Laser treatment the initial appearance is black. Then it goes throu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
DONT WAIT: Dont test the longevity of a restoration on a root canal tooth especially if it a molar. These teeth have a high chance of breaking and you already p... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
AS long as possible!: The minimum time is 24 hours, however i always recommend waiting 72 hours because if you are going to have major issues post surgery they usually occu... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Placement of sealant: Generally the placement of a sealant in the traditional sense is on posterior teeth on the occlusal(biting) surface down in the grooves. This is usua... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
YES!!!: You can have none, one, two, three, four, or more! i once removed 6 on one patient!
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
48 hours: The 1st 48 hours you are going to experience some swelling, if it is puffy with no exudate or 'pus' then you are probably fine. What you need to be c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
No activity: Lay off the oral sex for a few days and take some anti-inflammatories, you should be good to go again in a matter of a few days.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Get checked: May be an irritated taste bud, may be an irritation, either way this should be evaluated by a dentist and then possibly an oral surgeon if the dentist... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
I doubt it: I have seen some interesting things after extractions, however the location and appearance of that bruising looks like a finger mark, unless the denti... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Question?: Do you frequently touch your head after or while eating? Some people have habits they do not even realize, that combined with a dry scalp would make s... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Are: Are they useful are they infected are they close to my nerve are they impacted do i need a surgeon.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Regular: Regular visits to your dentist, floss every night, mouth-rinse 2x daily for 30 seconds, pain=remove!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Myth:Wisdom: Myth: wisdom teeth caused my crooked teeth. Fact: teeth move your whole life! even w/o wisdom teeth.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
YES!!: Implant supported dentures, especially on the bottom are the cadillac of dental treatments. Most people can learn to live with an upper denture, but ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
NO risk: There really is no associated risk with milk after oral surgery. Just dont get it too hot, which unless you are having hot chocolate you wouldnt do a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
MANY options: You can get veneers, lingual braces, invisalign, crowns may even be an option if your teeth have been heavily damaged in the past. Ask your dentist w... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Virus?: That sounds more like a virus to me....Restlessness, irritability would be more likely signs, grabbing at their mouth, etc. I would give your pediatr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Analyze routines: If you brush 2x daily (including tongue) use a tongue scraper daily, floss every night, and use mouthrinse 2x daily and you see a dentist on a regular... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Go to dentist: A simple visit to the dentist could answer your question very quickly, we can visually and radiographically if necessary detect if this is a dental is... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Facebook: Drop them a message on facebook, better yet a text, tell them that the relationship just isnt working out and that they would be better off without yo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
DRY SOCKET!: Horrible taste in mouth and pain sometimes worse than you had before your tooth was removed!
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Calories: It certainly has more calories, so it depends on what your definition of worse is!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Virus: This could be primary herpetic gingivostomatitis the initial presentation of herpes simplex virus. The beginning of 'cold sores'.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Protective layer: The enamel is the protective layer of your tooth, either through chemical erosion or physical trauma or a developmental problem yours is gone. The de... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
SOFT: Soft, non-spicy, no extreme temperatures. Smoothies or shakes are great for 1st 24 hours. As you start to feel better add things such as broth or ot... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
DONT DO IT!: If a retainer does not fit correctly do not force it on, consult your dentist to either have a new one made to retain what you have now or consult an ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
GO seek attention: Any abnormal bleeding followed by unusual blood clots should be reported to your ob/gyn this may not be a serious issue but could be a pre-cursor to ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Tricky: Chest pains are tough, is it a muscle strain or something more serious? Unfortunately you have to run through the hamster wheel of cardiac testing to... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
GO IN!!: Although I am not in your particular field symptoms that last that long in any field should have a thorough evaluation from someone who deals with thi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
GO TO GI DR!: I would not hypothesize much here, you are to young to mess around, go to your GI doctor immediately, if you dont have one go to your md and get a ref... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
GET LOOKED AT!: Unfortunately online diagnosis is pretty useless for these situations, because there is no way anyone can tell you what this is without looking at you... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
16 years experience
Find a great dentist: Find someone you get along with and makes you comfortable.....I would run from anyone claiming to be painless....those people scare me and hide behind... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cregger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cregger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for replying. That's really kind and I will take your advice
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Thank u but is there anyway I could by some thing to do it on my own?
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I seen an ob/gyn for a papsmear days before the pain started.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of missouri-kansas city school of dentistry
Graduated 2006MD

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Missouri - Summer
2013
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