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Dr. Scott Methven

Dentistry
Wasilla, AK
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Wasilla

Address

1551 West Parks Highway, Wasilla
Directions

About

Bio

We offer state of the art dentistry. We use laser cavity detection to find decay other dentists miss. We have intraoral cameras in every room so you can see what we see. We offer sedation dentistry as well as nitrous oxide. We have every aspect of dentistry covered. We have a pediatric dentist and two oral surgeons on staff. You will not be sent to another office as we offer all of the services under one roof.

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

Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Alaska

Doctor Q&A

107 Answers
100 Agrees
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Absolutely : Dental implants are very successful! The newer materials and implant systems have about a 98% success rate on healthy individuals. Smoking and diabe... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Possibly: Infections in the mouth can get rather smelly. If your root canal was started and not finished you may still have a bit of an odor coming from your t... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Cheek biting: Hi Scott! If there are visible areas where you are biting your cheeks you may be able to have this painful tissue removed. In my practice I have a s... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Next dr visit: It's common to hear the eustachian tubes when opening or when you try to make it happen. This is the cracking sound you are describing. If you aren'... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: A quick visit to your dentist would solve the issue. Your dentist will be able to figure it out rather quickly or send you to a specialist if needed.... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: If your tooth is only bleeding a small amount you can remove the gauze. Try avoid carbonated beverages and don't drink through a straw for a few days... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist : Some tooth infections are tough to get rid of. There are stronger antibiotics, such as augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for tooth infections.... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Mucocele : You are probably developing mucoceles. These are tiny salivary glands that are clogged up. They fill with fluid and pop like you described. Talk to... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Normak: If you aren’t experiencing significant discomfort, give it another week and it will most likely go away and heal just fine. Best of luck :)
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Extraction: It's very rare to see someone in their later years that have wisdom teeth. They are typically hard to clean and difficult to work on. I would sugges... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: Dentists specialize in treating facial issues. See your dentist and have them evaluate you for bruxism, an abscessed tooth, trigeminal neuralgia, or ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See you provider: Post operative visits are generally free. If you are having questions regarding your surgery, give your provider a call for their opinion. If it isn... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: It's very common to combine medication. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen work very well together. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a good muscle relaxer... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: Nothing to worry about. It is beneficial to eat something while you are taking antibiotics. You will have less stomach trouble if you take them with... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Teething Possibly: Hi Julie, I also have a one year old. When she is teething she gets a fever sometimes and doesn't want to eat. Try giving him some tylenol (acetami... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a canker sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It wil... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: Dentists specialize in treating facial issues. See your dentist and have them evaluate you for bruxism, an abscessed tooth, trigeminal neuralgia, or ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: Generally post operative visits are free. I would see you treating doctor to evaluate the area. Considering a root tip was left it would be best to ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a canker sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. I... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Maybe amalgam tattoo: It could be an amalgam tattoo. They are fairly common. Amalgam fillings can turn the gum tissue gray or blackish. A quick visit to your dentist wou... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: It could be a variety of issues but a trained dentist will most likely be able to figure out what is happening. If your dentist is unable to help the... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a canker sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It wil... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See you provider: Post operative visits are generally free. If you are having questions regarding your surgery, give your provider a call for their opinion. If it isn... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: Dentists specialize in treating facial issues. See your dentist and have them evaluate you for bruxism, an abscessed tooth, trigeminal neuralgia, or ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: If you are still having problems with your sinuses it would be wise to see your provider. They will most likely place you on antibiotics to prevent a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Most likely: Your body will most likely take care of the extra tissue. It's most likely swollen from being pinched between the teeth. If it doesn't resolve on it... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See you dentist: Hi Billy! Your denture should start feeling better after a week or so. It's not uncommon for a denture to be adjusted multiple times after you have ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: It is sometimes better to take them out while they are just forming. The roots have not fully developed. Without full development the procedure and ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See you dentist: If you are still having complications after the surgery see if your dentist will prescribe you a round of antibiotics. It's very common for oral surg... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Invisalign or ortho: See your dentist for a full evaluation. They'll take X-rays , do a thorough exam and place fillings in teeth that need it. Invisalign is a great tool... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: If your crown is chipped it may be porcelain that has fractured away from the substructure. If it is causing you pain I'd get in when you have time. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See you doctor : It sounds like strep throat. A quick visit to your doctor should verify. Usually a round of antibiotics will resolve the issue. If it is painful as... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Question: You should be able to maintain your tooth for a long time even with the enamel missing. Sugar is the main cause of decay so If you limit your sugar i... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Occlusal guard: If you are constantly running your tongue across your teeth see if your dentist will make you a tray to cover your teeth. Invisalign trays are very s... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: If you know you are having problems with your molars I would suggest getting them out sooner than later. If your dentist has recommended having them ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentust: It shouldn't be a problem to use a treadmill with tmj. Ask your dentist to make you an occlusal gaurd so your teeth aren't clenched during strenuous ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Geographic tongue : It is most likely geographic tongue. It's nothing to worry about. If it doesn't go away or becomes painful see your dentist. If you are concerned m... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Oral surgeon: The best solution for you is to see an oral surgeon for a biopsy. It could very well be a swollen salivary gland or a sialolith. Salivary glands are... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Hard to say: It is difficult to diagnose without a picture. Circumvalate taste buds are much larger than the filiform or fungiform taste buds. Foliate papillae a... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Venous lakes: It most likely is venous lakes. Just to be safe though it would be important to have your dentist verify. A quick visit to your dentist should be ab... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Retained primary : Retained primary tooth due to missing permanent tooth. Genetics usually are to blame when you are missing an adult tooth to replace your baby tooth. ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: Bactrim is a pretty potent antibiotic. Most dental infections are treated with less powerful antibiotics such as penicillin, clindamycin, Zithromax, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Crowns or veneers: There is no treatment that can make your fluorosis go away. Veneers or crowns may be your best choice cosmetically. Although it is expensive, it wil... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Breathing : We deal with a lot of anxious people! Try taking a deep breath and holding it for four seconds. When you exhale try do it over four or five seconds.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Invisalign or braces: See an Invisalign provider and see if they can move it with clear aligners or traditional braces if Invisalign software doesn’t predict it can be done... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. Visit a dentist and let the take an X-ray to verify. It will most likely need a root canal or to be extracted. D... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Check for low T: See your doctor and get tested for low testosterone. It’s highest in the morning and fades throughout the day.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Root canal or Ext : A root canal can save the tooth or an extraction if the tooth is non restorable. See your dentist to make the best choice for your situation. Best o... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: There are a lot of home exercises you could try but to rule out anything serious it's better to let the experts take a good look. Hope this helps!
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Clenching : You are probably clenching your teeth during REM sleep or dream sleep. This usually occurs 4 to 5 hours into your sleep cycle and before you wake up.... Read More

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Apr 11, 2015
Dr Scott Methven is an excellent Dentist, very knowledgeable,passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of AK, and to the family of health tap
Apr 6, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Methven is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks!! That was super helpful. I have appt with ENT as health insurance will cover it. Do you suggest against this and to still go to oral surgeon?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for the follow-up answer too.. Called my internist/cardiologist and have an appointment now with endo he recommended.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I grind my teeth like crazy when I'm sleeping and this answer cleared some of my concerns.This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, MI
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Invisalign Premier Provider, Invisalign
Most Influential, Second Place, Alaska - Spring
2015
Thought Leader, First Place, Alaska - Spring
2015

Affiliations

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