Dr. Scott Schaffer

Dentistry
clark, NJ
38 years experience male

Locations

Valley Road Dental Excellence

clark, NJ

Address

77 Valley Rd., clark, NJ
Directions

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Fax

7323828695

About

Bio

I've been a practicing general dentist for 28 years, the last 23 years have been my own private practice. I've been a investigator for the PEARL Network (a practice based research network) at the NYUCD since 2007. I've also served 6 years on their Executive Committee. I hold multiple certificates.

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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Wisdom Tooth : If the extraction was done by a general dentist i would go to an oral surgeon for a second opinion. If it was done by an oral surgeon and you;re not g... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
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Inner cheek pain: If the wisdom tooth is a recent extraction, i would go back to the dentist who extracted the tooth. If it's directly in the middle of the inner cheek ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
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Fluoride: Yes routine Fluoride rinses especially prior to bed would be helpful. A prescription strength Fluoride with tricalcium phosphate would also be helpful... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
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Discolored teeth: I previously answers your question regarding lemon juice. I assume the you are trying it to help these "pigments". If the pigments you're referring to... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
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Hard Palate Lump: More info is needed. It the lump new? Has it grown? Have x-rays been taken? Is it painful to touch? An oral surgeon is the specialist to see for an ev... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
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38 years experience
Tongue sore: Any mouth sores should heal on there own in 10 to 14 days if there is nothing physically causing the irritation. Topical application of orabase could ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Tooth extraction: If your sinuses hurt and are draining into your mouth, i would go back to the dentist or an oral surgeon asap to evaluate a sinus expose. It's sounds ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Front tooth pain: If pain came on spontaneously without any trauma, a root canal is likely needed. See your dentist sooner than later.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Tooth staining : Lemon juice is very acidic and can negatively effect the enamel of you teeth! so i would stop doing it.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Tongue anatomy: The painless bumps below your tongue could be your normal anatomy. I'd have your dentist check it out.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Dental Flipper: Yes a flipper is used as a temporary tooth replacement. It is used for esthetics and function, so yes you should be able to eat with it. Sometimes it ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Dental insurance : Fix bridges are non- removable tooth replacements which are cemented in place. A less expensive tooth replacement is a removable partial denture. Insu... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Toothbrush : It's perfectly safe. It's actually a good idea after you've been sick and don't want the change your brush.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Implant Bone Loss: If you can see the threads on the implant, i would go back to the dentist for an evaluation. Yes, it could mean that the implant is failing.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Geographic tongue: The condition may disappear over time, but it is impossible to predict if or when this may happen or recur.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Dental Implant Temps: In some cases a temporary implant abutment and crown could be made for esthetics. It is not to be used for function. If it is a back tooth sometimes i... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Gum recession : On third of adults have some hume disease. If your gums are receding i would see a dental consult!
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A 50-year-old male asked:
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38 years experience
Insurance Coverage: Very unlikely! especially in today insurance market.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Facial Pain to Touch: Many things could cause pain to touch, including nerve death in a tooth. See you dentist to eval if a root canal is needed.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Dental Abscess: Root canals can fail and roots can fracture, so yes sometimes a tooth fails and needs to be removed. I would go for a second opinion to see if a retre... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Dry Socket: A dry socket is only a possible posy op result of a tooth extraction. If your having a problem with your gums i would see a dentist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Tooth Abscess: Depending on the extent of the infection, yes it can. All facial abscesses should be addressed ibn a timely manner because they can spread quickly.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Root ampution: Root amputation do work. However, ask about implant replacement. This option should have a better long term prognosis.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Teething is Possible: A child's first tooth can erupt on average between 6 ; 10 months. Everyone is different so early eruption is possible. If your child's tooth comes in ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
38 years experience
Jaw pain with noise: It is possible but not likely. The cartildge between the condyle and the bone is likely out of place. You need to see you dentist for a full evaluatio... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schaffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schaffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Why do I have to come up with ideas that dds's do not? Not fair. Bye!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Much appreciated. Talking to dds today/tommorrow. Bye!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'll be seeing a new periodontist in 2 wks. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, MA
Graduated 1985MD
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