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Dr. James Andrea

Dentistry
Vadnais Heights, MN
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Vadnais Heights, MN

Address

1230 east County Road E, Vadnais Heights, MN
Directions

Fax

(651) 482-7957

About

Bio

Completed implant seminars implant continuum series 1 2011 continuum series 2 Master series 2012 Dentaspa seminars Botox and derma fillers courses D1 through D3 and lips and prp advanced training in 2013. Taking and reading cone beam dental ct scans since 2011, Cerec owner since 2004.

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

Licenses

United States: Minnesota

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

77 Answers
35 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
On your cheek: maybe the duct from your parotid salivary gland .....see if you have one on the other side too. If closer to the wisdom tooth maybe just tissue that... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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Halitosis: has many causes, one of which is problems with digestion. At two years old he is probably getting new teeth, and with that the bacteria present in t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
No see a dentist: Infections can be life threatening, we get complacent because antibiotics are available and work nicely to keep it at bay. To resolve it you will need... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Dry socket: Most common time for onset of dry socket is 3 to 7 days following surgery. If antibiotics were not prescribed it is also possible to have an infectio... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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Intrinsic/extrinsic : Stains can be on the surface of your teeth or within the tooth enamel due to development or mineralization and demineralization processes. Surface st... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Ignore: Counseling is a good start . Often it is a feeling that you don't have control. Misplaced control.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Relaxes muscle: No pressure build up because the TMJ pain is not infection but rather muscle tension and fatigue. The ear plug probably helps you to relax the muscl... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Maybe just food part: Plaque can form in a short period of time. Don't rinse or gargle if you are in the first 24 hours. Dislodging the blood clot can lead to a dry socke... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure, inner ear infection, TMJ dysfunction, clenching and bruxism, instability of the muscles of the neck even consistently favoring one... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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Insufficient space: Not enough room for a tooth to erupt and be maintained can lead to many problems including decay, periodontal disease or crowding. Wisdom teeth can h... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Ignore: Dental implants at 15 years will be present in 90 percent of mouths vs 50 percent for bridges.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Clenching: If you find that you are clenching throughout the hours you are awake try to break the habit by placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth half an ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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Recession is not : Gum disease. Inconsistent brushing and aggressive brushing can both lead to receded gums. Gentle and thorough brushing and flossing following a con... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
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Pain or high temp?: Pain, elevated temp, or purulent discharge are more hallmarks of infection. It is very normal to feel the bone on the edge of the socket after an ext... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
No difference unless: You are using elastics between the maxillary and mandibular arches. Then faster or more when your mouth is open.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Yes, yes. : Physical therapy, splint therapy, Botox , are all effective ways to address TMJ pain. Placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth to keep you from... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Check for gluten: Gluten and dairy sensitivities tend to run together. Don't assume that you are but watch what you eat and see. Get tested if you can't figure it ou... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Implant, abutment: Implant 1200 to 2200 depends on location in mouth. Abutment 250 to 1200. Depends on standard or custom. Crown add another 1200-2000, roughly 4000 t... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Need more info.: when is it sore ....on its own or after eating ? When you awake or at other times. Your dentist will need answers to this to help you
A 30-year-old male asked:
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35 years experience
Floss more: Brushing is important but flossing rules. If you brush well ...2-3 minutes gentle and thorough you can do it once every two days but you need to flos... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Call your doc: When you are taking a medication like Celexa (citalopram) as an adolescent there can be thoughts of suicide ...You need to talk with someone now. Tel... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
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Varies : Allergic type reactions can pass quickly or last for a month or more. They can affect just an immediate area and result in blood being trapped in the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Yes: The goal is to relax the muscles not to freeze the face. So initially it will feel different but not in a bad way but more like less stress or relaxe... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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Abscessed tooth: Lump is likely a lymph node that is responding to infection, swollen gums are likely the source of the infection that the lymph node is responding to.... Read More
A male asked:
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Itis =Inflammation: If bacterial overgrowth Bactrim or cipro (ciprofloxacin) are effective treatments. Most likey your own bacteria are out of normal check and somethin... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Ignore: Relax..Rest...Give yourself time to heal. Take anti inflammatory medications and then resume slowly.
A 23-year-old male asked:
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35 years experience
Possibly a mucocele: Clear fluid filled blister may be as insignificant as a plugged or blocked minor salivary duct in the lip or cheek. If the fluid is on the gum howeve... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Yes may take time: Sometimes if the crown extends below the gum, the gum can be abraided in the process of preparing the tooth. It may take a few months for the gum to... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Variety of reasons: There are differing bacteria present in a mouth with teeth versus a mouth without teeth. The teeth allow for bacteria that live in a less oxygenated ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
About five days : Botox takes about 4-5 days to cause muscle relaxation in most areas. That's why most clinicins will have you return in two weeks to reevaluate treatm... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Muscle tension: The muscles of mastication or chewing can become sore and painful due to overuse. The pain can be so severe that just palpating the muscle body can t... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Deep vs standard: When you have a regular cleaning it is preventative in nature..Or there is early warning signs. When a deep cleaning becomes necessary you have negle... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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Not necessary to: Remove a mucous retention cyst is not necessarily the cause of your sinus problems. I take ct scans all day and we see a lot of mucous retention cyst... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Acid from stomach: Stomach acid is strong enough to damage the esophagus and to erode the enamel on your teeth.
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Muscle spasm: Tmj dysfunction due to brusim and clenching can lead to trigger points in neck on top of back. Back of head and can radiate into a particular tooth i... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Can be symptoms of: Tmj dysfunction and bruxism. Don't overlook this as it is not well known and is being seen more frequently in cases that don't repond to antibiotics... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Swelling in disc: Traumatic occlusion or para functional habits could be leading to inflammation of the disc that your jaw rests on .....As the inflammation causes swel... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Systematically: Somethings get better if not under stress somethings always hurt. Muscles pulling on your jaw can lead to pain at the point where they attach to the... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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Yes they can but if : They move more than .5 mm that can be a sign of something more serious...Periodontal disease or hyper occlusion . Teeth are attached to the bone by ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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Cold sores : Cold sores can be difficult to treat. And they can sometimes be mistaken for other conditions . Try over the counter products first. They may only ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Either can work fine: The tooth colored filling will require that the child be a bit more cooperative to keep the area dry. If it gets wet during the placement it can fail... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
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Allergy: With so many different foods it may be difficult to determine the culprit but the blotchy and itchy rash along with swelling suggests an allergic type... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Allergic reaction: Or just normal response to removal of tonsils. If removal was recent...As in the passed few hours or day swelling can continue for a few days after. ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Cholesterol problems: Often stem from consumption of fatty foods as opposed to vegetables and grains. Cut the fat first and increase your daily exercise to 20 to 30 minute... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Vegetables are your: Friends. And not smothered in butter and salt. Lean meats no larger than a deck of cards or your palm. Fresh fruit is also good. Minimize yellow ch... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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Vibrating tissues: Often due to insufficient airway size/volume in relation to excess speed of air flow. Especially seen in cases of weight gain or lack of tissue tone ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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The location matters: Your teeth support your lips and cheeks. If missing your teeth, your facial proportions can be off and wrinkles can occur in the skin and the cheeks ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Yes this is common: It is common for some teeth to not be lost early enough to allow permanent teeth to erupt into proper position. If you are concerned get another opin... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
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Glands repond well: Any type of inflammatory problem in the head or neck can cause swelling in the glands. From a cold virus to periodontal disease. Don't assume it is ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
35 years experience
Moisture contaminant: Most cements used to hold crowns in place require a dry environment to seal the crown to the tooth. If the tooth gets wet the cement won't hold. It'... Read More

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Dr. Andrea is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Andrea is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, MN
Graduated 1987MD

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