Dr. Justin Nelson

Pediatric Dentistry
Union Gap, WA
18 years experience male

Locations

Yakima Family Dental

Union Gap, WA

Address

2100, S 11th Ave, Union Gap, WA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicaid

About

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.

Pediatric Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Endodontics

General Practice

Licenses

United States: Oregon, Washington

Doctor Q&A

279 Answers
37 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
You know IT!!: of course I can....I do it every day so if you are in need of antibiotics for a tooth issue I would see your local dentist. No worries
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Easy: think of a crown as a large filling procedure. 1)numb patient (some areas take more anesthetic but 4 times can be an issue but I don't think that will... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
YES: YES....I have seen many that are older than that.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Slight bleeding: Most likely you have some slight bleeding while you sleep and that mixes with your saliva and it looks brown. Just try to floss more, which will decr... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends: Depends on: material used, where it was placed, prep design, time between placement/eating (didn't set up fully) etc. It happens to the best of us. ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Average yes: It's not like it's gonna fail but the average for the upper is 6mo and the lower is 4mo before you can say you have "full stability"....some will push... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Lack of education: Lack of pure education is why people often say negative things about fluoride effects
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
No: no unless it was done for bracing/splinting the teeth after trauma but still WAY out of the norm.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends: depends on your needs and workout goals. Some say paleo, some go for high protein and others go for vegan but I agree with a mix of Paleo diet with a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Regular checkups etc: If they are young = brush with them to build/show good habits Regular checkups ACT fluoride rinse in areas that are not fluoridated or if you can n... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: yes, the stitches are there just to help attachment and to help close the area tighter as the initial healing is starting.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Volunteer: volunteer in what you think would be cool/fun to do. Time is on your side and you have the world to do it in so if you have no idea what to do with y... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes/no: yes: text book is up to 6 months but I am a "8 week or what ever the patient presents" kind of guy. It takes 8 wks for the tooth to regenerate new de... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
I would wait: Granted I appreciate your wanting to floss but due to the surgical site still healing (possibly with sutures) I would not floss directly around that a... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Zirconium = YES: I would look into zirconium for the final product but I would also look at the prep design and bite first. Great pros = strength and with todays tech... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Lack of cleaning etc: dull ache = *lack of cleaning = increased build up *grinding issues *brushing style *type of toothbrush I need more information to properly serve you
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes & yes: Yes you can get rid of the translucent areas but you would have to do a filling in that area. Yes your dentist can file or polish down your mamelons ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: as a dental paste it is used to help with the Inflammatory processes of the mouth cavity, gums, lips so it can be ingested
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Interesting dream: Interesting dream & it happens all the time....it can be very quick, not very painful at all & indicated for removal in lots of people for var... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: yes there is a huge difference in how and why you would approach both as an option for treating an overjet. A lot of time you will do both in a case ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
No: No, unless you are being sedated you should be able to drive yourself there, get a cool strawberry shake on the home & do what you need to do afte... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
See MD: serious headaches that are not tamed by OTC meds etc are no laughing matter and I would seek help form my local hospital or MD. No worries
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
A LOT: once a baby starts to get teeth is a great time to take a baby to the dentist. They are very important for development, growth, nutrition and self es... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Chin ups, push ups: For true isolation of the bicep or triceps I would do isolated bicep curls on and incline bench or curl machine. As for the triceps french presses (s... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
See dentist: I would not let much time pass and I would see the dentist that did the work ASAP....I always have my patients sit with the crown for 5-10min to revie... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Floss/brush: Most likely the space is gone...either you swallowed it or it fell out some where and you can not find it. either way you should be fine. Now if you... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends: 1-10min.....this does not include time for anesthesia & pre-op/post-op instructions etc.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: yes, just like adult teeth
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Dentist: I would advise a dentist and tori is totally normal and not an issue unless you need a denture
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
ACT rinse & anything: ACT rinse & anything on sale for toothpaste (all have the same amount of fluoride ((900ppm) except prescription toothpaste ((5000ppm))..)
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Sure: sure, but can you cause enough pressure to blow out the clot...yep, but no worries. Just keep the area clean and if you need to blow your nose just d... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
No: Not a true issues unless you start play or pushing on your teeth till it starts to traumatize the teeth (been there done that).
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
No: With your situation you would be better off with conventional ortho/braces
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Decrease decay risk: Sealants are a preventative procedure done to seal off grooves & high risk areas of teeth to help decrease decay risk
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Porcelain crown: emax = type of all-ceramic crown which is preferred for its longer lasting, aesthetic qualities in the anterior front area and can also be used with z... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Try nitrous: No worries, you will be fine. I would try nitrous (laughing gas). Just be honest with your nervousness to the dentist and they can help you
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends: With having any teeth, let alone all of your teeth, you will experience some bleeding. regardless of crowns or not the bleeding is based on your habi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Yes: I use nitrous (laughing gas) on adult patients all the time. Most dentists have this but call and ask before you go. No worries;)
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
No: No, it's most likely high on your bite or it could be the tooth it self. I'd advise you to call the office when it is open & have them look at it... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
No worries: No worries, there is a very very VERY low risk due to most health professionals will have proper shots done but I do not like the fact that she did no... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Not too worried: I am not too worried because the total combinations of the product are not aggressive but I would monitor the child for at least 24hrs etc but if you ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
No: masturbation has no effect on facial beauty. No worries.
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A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Quality of life: Sore throat does not warrant antibiotics but the mass should at least be biopsied and if cancer it should be removed for quality of life issues.
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends: depends on the complexity of the case. full mouth rehab cases are very complex and sometimes they will restore the whole mouth, place the patient in ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Good question: Some would say yes because once you have the bacteria for perio Dz you will always have it in your oral environment as well as those who have more sev... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Sure: Sure with moderation & watch out for stomach (ulcer) issues with prolonged usage, but interesting trigger (winter time) that could be induced by s... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
No: No, your tissues need to breathe and repair from daily usage....... So it needs to be treated like a full denture
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Sure but NO: Sure you can but I wouldn't because it could lead to a deeper level of sedation during IV and possible other complications with the anesthesiologist n... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Most likely no: It's been more than 48hrs and if you were to get sick for a parasite you would have gotten sick already. No worries
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Motion/heat: you are not alone....back in grad school the best naps I ever had was when I rode the bus. Due to the constant mild motion, monotone sound and the he... Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Well, I hope that the attempt at root canal retreatment is what's needed in 2 weeks. Otherwise, will have either a root-end resection or extraction. It can be very expen...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I now have an endo appn"t this Monday to see if he can save #14, 15. Have fistula on gum line. I'll tell him the name of my perio since this new guy is not a perio. Peop...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Yesterday, a 2 side by side attached temp crown was placed over abutments and it actually took 2 HOURS SOLELY to make/place it. Way too long. Ugh. Was about 30 trials be...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, OR
Graduated 2005MD

Awards

Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Yakima Region - Spring
2016
Top Pediatric Dentist, First Place, National - Spring
2016
Thought Leader, First Place, Washington - Spring
2016
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