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Dr. Richard Scotti

Dentistry - Endodontics
Roselle, NJ
37 years experience male

Locations

Richard L Scotti DDS PA

Morganville, NJ

Address

470 Route 79, Morganville, NJ
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(732) 591-2292

Richard L Scotti DDS PA

Roselle, NJ

About

Bio

Dr. Scotti has dental licenses in New Jersey, New York & Nevada. and is listed as one of America's top dentists from 2005-to the present. He graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 1985. During his training at NYU, Dr. Scotti trained at the Coroner's Office in New York City and also at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Hospital in New York City. From there, Dr. Scotti went into the Navy. Dr. Scotti served in Coronado, California from 1985-1988 as a Comprehensive Dentist. He is fully trained in all areas of dentistry including implant restorations, cosmetic dentistry including bleaching, veneers/laminates and smile design. Dr. Scotti is also fully trained in endodontics (root canal treatment), periodontics (gum disease treatment), pedodontics (children's dentistry)

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.

Dentistry - Endodontics

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Dentistry - Pediatric

Dentistry - Periodontics

Endodontics

Licenses

United States: Nevada, New Jersey

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Go to orthodontist: Your orthodontist needs to correct this problem it usually is a simple fix. Until you can get in you can take some wax ; cover the sharp edges where y... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
You are correct: Your assumption is correct. Check with the local dental society for a listing of oral surgeons. From there start contacting them ; let them know your ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Yes : Anesthesia is normal and most needed for an extraction. You have a choice- either with local anesthesia- novacaine injection, or general anesthesia- b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
You don't: You don't know. That's why you need to get the infection treated now. By the time you figure out that the infection has gone that far it's too late. K... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
I believe so: Organ meats are high in purines which are contra indicated in patients with gout. People with gout develop a build up of uric acid crystals in their j... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Need more info: Could be trauma, could be allergy could be reaction to medication unable to determine- suggest going to dentist to have situation evaluated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Yes : Yes you can but you need to stay on top of the gum disease otherwise everything you do cosmetically will be for naught.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Allergic reaction: If you continue to take antibiotics for prolonged periods of time, there is a chance you can become allergic to that medication. Also, it is possible ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Further follow up: You need to have this evaluated by a dentist or oral surgeon to see where the lesions are in the mouth. Depending on what is seen along with a history... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Steroid prescription: You need to have this checked out by your md or ent. It is possible that if left untreated, it can rupture. Get it check out now!
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Yes it will heal: Yes it will heal on its own. No need for stitches. The tongue has amazing healing potential.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Stress: Stress can cause all kinds of wonderful symptoms in the body especially muscle tension and jaw clenching. If you can't get a handle on it, go to the m... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Contact your OB/GYN: At 3 weeks most ob/gyn's do not want us dentist treating you. Normally they reserve treatment for the middle 3 months. You need to have your dentist c... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Go to dentist: You need to have a dentist evaluate this if the dentist is unable to diagnose the problem, you may have to go see an md or ent.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Depends: Wisdom teeth erupt between 16-25 yrs old provided there is enough room for them to come in. If there is no room, then they get stuck- impacted. They c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
See a neurologist: It seems like all those spasms are connected to nerves. Suggest you follow-up with a neurologist to evaluate.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Couldn't hurt: Chances are that the antibiotic will help treat the problem; however, you probably need a longer and stronger dose to cure syphilis. The antibiotic ci... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Possible infection: Could be strep throat. Suggest you go to an md or ENT for evaluation and possible throat culture.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Yes it is normal: With a dental infection, there are 2 sources of pain- swelling of the tissues ; destruction of the tissues from bacteria. The antibiotics will kill ba... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Depends : There are 2 schools of thought on wisdom teeth removal 1- extract any ; all wisdom teeth as a precautionary measure. Once they are removed, one can't... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Check with surgeon: My guess would be 24hrs. Most medication is cleared from the body within that time. The surgeon who prescribed the medication should be able to let yo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
A good experience: Hopefully a good experience. Considering that you have never been to the dentist, don't be surprised if the dentist finds some cavities or gum problem... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Go to dentist: This needs to be evaluated and treated as needed by a dentist. You should not treat this yourself.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation from the sinuses can cause this type of swelling. Once you change position from horizontal to a vertical position, the inflammation will ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Get 2nd opinion: Normally molar teeth are not extracted for orthodontic reasons premolar teeth are. I would want to know why the molar tooth is being sacrificed. Was ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
A long time: As long as the retainer fits properly, the retainer can last a long time. The composition of the retainer has less to do with the longevity. The key t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Need more info: You need to go to a dentist to have this evaluated. Depending upon what the dentist sees ; what the history is it could be nothing or it could be some... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
No : Your tooth will not grow any more at your age. To add any length to this tooth, a dentist will have to do it artificially either with a filling or a c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
No : There is no way to reverse tooth decay. You need to go to a dentist and have the tooth treated- hopefully with the smallest restoration that will remo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Usually none: Mild weight loss has no connection to TMJ problems.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Not enough room: When a tooth comes in sideway, it means that there isn't enough room for it to come in normally. To correct this you need an orthodontist who will wit... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Could be: Could be especially if it is a lower tooth. Suggest you go to a dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation ; treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Many options: It depends on the size of the gap and how filling the gap will make your other teeth look. You need to sit down with a dentist and discuss your option... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Not to my knowledge: To the best of my knowledge, food poisoning does not cause a loss of taste buds.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Go to dental school: If you are unable to afford it, you may want to check out a local dental school in your area. Dental schools work usually on a sliding scale. They hav... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Dry mouth: You may have dry mouth. This will allow the tongue to feel dry ; rough. Check with your md to see what medication you may be taking that can intensif... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Possible infection: You need to get this checked out by md or ent. You might need a throat culture to evaluate ; diagnose.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
No need to worry: Provided your dentist was following osha guidelines for infection control, you should have no need for worry. If you want to be double sure go get a b... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
No: Your mind is not altered after wisdom teeth surgery. The only thing that happened during the surgery was that your teeth were removed.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Not enough room: There is no way for a person to fix a tooth with out seeing a dentist. While there are some temporary fillings one can buy over the counter ; place in... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Go to ENT: There are 2 possibilities- post nasal drip or GI issues. Check with your md and/or ent.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Absolutely: You need to go to a dentist to have the condition looked at but a veneer can correct a crooked tooth, so can a crown so can orthodontics.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Inflammation: The red line is most likely irritation from your braces. Have your orthodontist evaluate this when you go in for your next visit.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Parasthesia: The tongue ; face numbness is due to possible damage done to one of the cranial nerves that supply the tongue. Unable to answer as to why there is ba... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Depends: If the patient is in for a simple evaluation, i usually do not charge. If it is an involved consultation, i charge for my time. Each office is differe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Its the invisalign: By not wearing your invisalign, you have allowed your teeth to shift. That's why it feel like your mouth is 1 big toothache. Suggest you return to you... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
It is possible: It is possible. Check with your GI specialist. The acid could cause a sore in the mouth.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Go to sleep clinic: It seems like your dry mouth ; sleep apnea may be interconnected. If you're having trouble breathing when you are sleeping, chances are you are mouth ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Tooth/gum problems: You can either have tooth decay or gum disease. Suggest you go to the dentist for a dental exam with x-rays.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dentistry - Endodontics 37 years experience
Periodontal disease: When gums are inflamed, the slightest touch causes them to spontaneously bleed. It is the body's way of trying to get rid of the bacteria causing the ... Read More

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Nov 22, 2013
I thank you for your adviceabout infections and taking too long to have them fixed I do believe my sections are definitely systemic disappoint affecting my bones in my feet my heels my hands and joint...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Scotti is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Scotti is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks very antibiotic to try as my system has built up an immunity to
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u dr. Really eased my concer. Much love
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Thanks for your quick reply! Actually mouth becomes dry sometimes in day time while just sitting .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry, NY
Graduated 1985MD

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