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Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim

Prosthodontics
KY
male

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Wednesday: Closed
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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.

Prosthodontics

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Kentucky, Texas, Virginia, Washington

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Gum inflammation: Gingivits is the inflammation of the gingiva (gums). It may be localized to a specific area or generalized. If it is not treated it may progress to pe... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
It varies: The cost of dental implants includes the implant surgery, the prosthetic component that fits onto the implant and the restoration supported by the imp... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Extraction: Tooth extraction is a routine dental procedure. It is typically done in the dental chair under local anesthesia. It can also be done under conscious s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends: Depending on the extent of decay that needs to be removed, and the remaining tooth structure, root canal treatment, post and core, and a crown may be ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends: In rare cases, it's possible. However, that depends on the condition and location of the remaining teeth. Have your dentist evaluate the teeth to dete... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Some time: Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums. It's the precursor for a more serious condition, periodontitis, which is the inflammation of the supportin... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Several Options: A fixed partial denture (bridge), removable partial denture ("plate") or an implant-retained crown can be used to replace missing teeth. Consult with ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
That's normal: Excessive salivation commonly occurs with first time denture wearers. That tends to improve with time as you are getting accustomed to the dentures. I... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends: Depending on the method of attachment of the denture to the implant, you may be able to remove it and clean it daily. Some dentures can be removed by ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends: Tooth extraction is sometimes necessary for orthodontic treatment. Depending on position of the tooth to be removed, your lip support may or may not b... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Yes: Crowns are typically indicated after root canal treatment is completed, regardless of the amount of tooth structure remaining. This is due to the loss... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Quit now: Smoking may cause inflammation of the oral structures. It's strongly advised to quit smoking now to prevent further damage to the general health.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
No worries: The cause of canker sores is unknown but may be precipitated by stress, acidic food, a sharp tooth or dental appliance. They usually resolve within a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Braces: Oral hygiene is more difficult in the presence of braces. More time and adjunctive cleaning aids may be needed.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Possibly: After extraction of a tooth, the bone starts to resorb. The longer the waiting period before replacement, the more the bone will resorb. Depending on ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Not likely: Essix retainers are intended to be used for a limited period of time. Sometimes, especially with prolonged use, they become rough and may cause irrita... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends: That depends on the severity of the undercuts. Typically, severe undercuts in the jaw would have to be surgically eliminated or decreased to prevent i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
May be: Teeth move physiologically due to the shock-absorbing effect of the fibers that anchor the root of the tooth to the bone. There are other reasons that... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
TMJ: TMJ disorders and neuralgias can be a constant source of pain and discomfort. Visiting a TMJ specialist who can properly diagnose and treat your condi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Probably: Depending on the sites of the extracted teeth, you may be able to function normally. However, if the teeth removed are posterior, they may present wit... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends: Discoloration of teeth may be caused by several factors, as part of the aging process or due to underlying pathology. A visit to your dentist will hel... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Missing tooth: Molars are key teeth in your mouth. They serve to bring food and that's where most of the chewing occurs. Losing a tooth in one jaw causes the tooth i... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Inflamed: The gums around the back of your two front teeth may be inflamed, which might cause this pain and/or sensitivity. This may occur due trauma or periodo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Keep them clean: Good oral hygiene and periodic dental cleanings at your dentist's office are key to maintaining healthy teeth.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Two implants: If you are missing three teeth, you don't necessarily have to replace them with three implant crowns. A 3-unit bridge retained by 2 implants may work ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Not much: Denture adhesive should be used sparingly and its use is indicative of ill-fitting dentures. If your dentures don't fit well, you may need to have the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Smile: A frenectomy is a procedure that involves removal of a frenum, which is usually connected to the inside of the lip. A "gummy" smile is caused by exces... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Tongue: The undersurface of the tongue is attached to the floor of the mouth with a fan-shaped muscle. Any additional tissue present in that area may require ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
TMJ Disorder: TMJ disorders have different presentations. Consult with your dentist to determine the cause and treatment for your condition.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
White spots: White spots may be caused by an enamel defect or due to decalcification around braces. Depending on the severity and location, your dentist may sugges... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
No set number: There is not a specific number of teeth that need to be extracted in order to have dentures made. That depends on the unique condition of each patient... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Good oral hygiene: It's a good idea to encourage kids to maintain good oral hygiene through brushing and flossing at a young age. Minimizing excessive sugar intake and h... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
See your dentist: Your dentist has tools that can be used to make your partial denture smoothed and polished. It's best if you set up an appointment with your dental pr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Dentures: After extraction of teeth, before making dentures, dentists usually smooth the edges of the extraction sockets. This is done to help make the jaw bone... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Tooth movement: Teeth are anchored to the bone of the sockets with tiny elastic fibers that enable them to move slightly (physiologic tooth movement). Those fibers ac... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Extraction pain: Please consult your dentist or oral surgeon to determine the cause and treatment.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Not likely: Essix retainers are intended to be used for a limited period of time. Sometimes, especially with prolonged use, they become rough and may cause irrita... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
If pain persists . .: Depending on the initial condition of the tooth, endodontic lesions take time to resolve. If the pain persists, visit your dentist and if necessary, a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Tongue: Halitosis, or bad breath, may be caused by food remnants that may be left on the tongue. Consider brushing your tongue and using mouth wash regularly.... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abdel-azim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abdel-azim is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Saw restorative DDS yesterday. He feels that a permanently cemented one can be the way to go and he will make sure there is no extra cement falling between my gum that ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I now know what to ask for. It is kind of like going to a car mechanic when I see a dentist in south Florida. I have to ask questions because dentists do not relate soci...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! The periodontist will be seen within next week to assess following antibiotic treatment. Thanks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
MD

Residency

University of Rochester

Awards

William R. Wolfe Award
Top Prosthodontist, First Place, National - Fall
2014

Affiliations

ITI International team for implantology
American College of Prosthodontists
American Dental Education Association
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