Dr. Harvey Shandler

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pearl River, NY
48 years experience

Locations

Dr Harvey Shandler

Pearl River, NY

Address

42 Franklin Ave, Pearl River, NY
Directions

Fax

8457356033

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Specialties
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
15 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Yes: Yes it is possible for wisdom teeth to cause headaches in a variety of ways. If you feel this is a possibility make an appointment with your local ora... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Yes: Upper(Maxillary) Wisdom teeth removal can cause swelling after surgery. Any time you have any type of surgery there is a possibility of pain and swe... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Unlikely: At 17 yrs old your wisdom teeth are most likely fairly formed already and if they start erupting further they will tend to crowd teeth by moving othe... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Could be both: Surgery in general can cause your sex drive to decrease as can any pain medication you may also be taking. If your surgeon put you on steroids this co... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Dry Socket: By this time you should be OK to use the syringe to rinse with. Getting a dry socket after 5 days would be very unusual. Try rinsing after each meal ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
It Varies Greatly: There is no real answer to that question other than when you feel up to it. Some people may return to work the very next day while some may be out a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Third molar teeth: Wisdom teeth are considered 3rd Molars. They are the last teeth in your jaw. You have 32 permanent teeth with 3 molars on the right upper jaw and 3 ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Depend on type of Sx: If you have facial surgery to change the position of your jaw bones or facial cosmetic surgery then yes it will change the appearance of your face but... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Yes they will close: Everyone heals differently so to tell you exactly when they will close is impossible. The closure often starts from the bottom up so to avoid healing ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
See Oral Surgeon: You should see your Oral Surgeon for a consult and x-ray and they should be able to give an evaluation if and when you need to have your wisdom teeth ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
It depends: I'm not sure what you are defining as lockjaw. If you mean that you can't open your mouth at all then obviously the surgeon can't get t... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Yes: Most wisdom teeth can be removed with just local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. If a patient is very very nervous some additional premedication can be... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Examination needed: The small cuts you are referring to could be any of a multitude of things. In order for anyone to give you a reliable answer you would need to be seen... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
See your Surgeon: If you are experiencing a burning numbing sensation this means that in some way a nerve was involved and needs to be evaluated by your surgeon. Also d... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Consult Needed: You need to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for a consult with x-ray to determine if wisdom teeth surgery is necessary.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Pericorinitis: This sounds like you have what is called a pericorinitis or infection of the area behind the wisdom tooth. It will not typically heal itself and after... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Rinse: After wisdom teeth extraction sometimes food accumulates in the sockets and causes bad breath.The easiest solution for this problem is to rinse with a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
See your DDS: The only way to know if you need your wisdom teeth removed is by seeing a dentist or oral surgeon who will exam you and take an x-ray to determine if ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
48 years experience
Individualized: Everyone is different and there are many different extremes of wisdom teeth surgery. All patients should eat something the evening of surgery with the... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shandler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shandler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, MA
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

Oral & MaxilloFacial Surgury
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