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Dr. Justin Nelson

Pediatric Dentistry
Union Gap, WA
17 years experience male

Locations

Yakima Family Dental

Union Gap, WA

Address

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

My office hours

Tuesday: 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
AAPD: look up the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, AAPD. It is a good source but unless you have specific needs you do not always need a "pediatric... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Sure: Sure you can ask but if the brackets are already on there and if they need to change things out there may be a fee to for replacement.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes but you will most likely need to apply more wax after you eat
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A female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes you are able to eat with a flipper but in a limited degree because they do not have the proper function, strength & retentive features of a ca... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
No effect: No effect on the teeth as you will ingest some fluoride already or possibly get some in your system sublingually (very low) but the reason for fluorid... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
No: no, black is not an indicator of an infection. to easy your mind just have it evaluated by your local dentist
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
None: There are other types of porcelain crowns but gold & zirconia are the standard of care in dentistry for back teeth. No worries.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Small ones yes: Small D1 & D2 lesions (those just in the enamel & not into the dentin) yes it can be VERY helpful & preventative, but if the decay is al... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Sure: sure it is normal but no worries because most likely the temp crown is a little high in your bite and you just need a simple bite adjustment on that t... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, at controlled max doses (800mg ibuprofen and 1000mg Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6hrs) should do the trick until you get home from work, but ple... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes/no: Yes/No but the trend is changing rapidly as people are keeping their teeth longer and taking better care of them due to having dental insurance, great... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Heavy plague : You need a good cleaning, possibly a deep cleaning. The itching & the darkness is the heavy plaque that needs to be removed professionally. See ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Build more muscle: increased muscle mass = increased muscle tone = increase caloric usage/burning = drop more weight. Don't rush weight loss....it must be done in a sch... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
1-2wks: I prefer one surgical phase so I always have my patients just do them all at the same appointment but if they do not wish to do that then I suggest 1-... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, they can be removed if they are indicated to be removed but I wouldn't necessarily replace both of them unless they were definitely needed for fu... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
No worries: No worries, most likely stomach acids will dissolve the product and you will pass what is left
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
You will be fine: You will be fine and it should be ok to take a sudafed if you think you might have some sinus congestion. No worries.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
No: No, minor fracture will not show up well on a general X-ray but if they have a Cone beam they could find it.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: yes, the clot or site w/ take colors from red to white to even dark black to yellowish in your case. Think about what a scab looks like after a showe... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, your body and the area can be going through some major healing changes which will feel "funny" or can be described as numb afterwards. If this c... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
No: sorry but there is no way to regrow a tooth (yet) and if the tooth is damaged it may be filled, crowned etc if restorable
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Sorry but no: sorry but there is no over OTC Rx to use for an abcessed tooth. You need antibiotics and the only way to handle that is going to a dentist If you h... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, you should see your dentist. Besides the broken tooth part I don't like the bleeding. Now that could just be the tissue or lip that was bleedin... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
See your dentist: See your dentist.....it could be simple cheek trauma or a blocked salivary duct but it would be a safe thing to have checked out.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
No: Generally no but if you had oral surgery or a filling done you should tread lightly. Anesthetic generally wears off in 1-3 hrs with operative (filli... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Sure: sure, take the naproxen as directed to handle the inflammation from the cleaning/filling done and then take a some more before bed. You should be fin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Depends: depends on the patient, their habits, health, age and medical status....it also depends on location and complexity of the extraction but if one was to... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
No: sounds cool but no Now if your definition of "flip" = becoming upset then yes it can with some individuals.
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Ibuprofen: I like ibuprofen, starting with 600mg, knowing that I can go down or up. Next you need to find out what is the cause of the muscle tension and try to... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Antibiotics: for a painful abscess, if it in the patients best interest to not pull the tooth or start the root canal right there and then, I will Rx antibiotics, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Fluids/ibuprofen: Keep up on your fluids, take some ibuprofen (or other anti-inflammatory) and if it continues or gets worse I'd see my local MD. No worries
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
No: NO, most of the time the missing area are replaced with a bracketed extra tooth...example = missing front tooth. If you are missing multiple teeth in... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes/depends: depends on how infected but in general yes you can but it may take longer and more anesthetic to get you profoundly numb/comfortable for the treatment... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: I think the answer to your questions is Yes the other teeth can still be loose and sensitive to the touch if the infection on the tooth of issue was e... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Treat normal: clean and treat as you would your normal tooth;)
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, if there is the proper amount of bone and supporting tissue around the 2 front teeth being extracted it is ideal to atrumatically extract the 2 t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, it should be removed, inspected & evaluated for why the screw became loose. Bacterial infection should not be an issue with the loosened scr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Wisdom teeth??: The jaw surgery for class 3 bites are very common and if they did not extract the wisdom teeth during the surgery that is the only teeth that I can th... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: it is ALWAYS best to have your original tooth unless the predictability is compromised. If the tooth has other issues (moderate to extreme bone loss,... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Simple adjustment: simple adjustment with a high speed polishing diamond or white stone. yes, a root canal can be done through a new crown. you will NOT need a new cro... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
No: no, you will be just fine. As long as you stick to softer foods and 24hrs you should be fine to chew on those new fillings. We need you to use them ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, as the cavity progresses it may lead to nerve issues in that tooth and possible infections/abcess with that tooth as well. An infection in the m... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: just because you need a crown (capping) does not indicate that you will need a root canal
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes/no: fillings in molars can be high/painful...but if the bite has been checked the issues is has it been checked as you are sitting up and true everything ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
At your own risk: Kind of a "big" sandwish but yes you can at your own risk.....just please cut it up, be careful and rinse out the area good after you are done....good... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can still get recurrent decay around a filling or on other parts of the tooth that are susceptible bacteria and the acids found in the mouth.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes see MD: Yes I would seek your medical doctor not your dentist. After a course of anabiotic's I would think that the fever is not related to after a course o... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Sure: Most likely the issue is a combo (pregnancy induced and wisdom tooth inflammation induced) but it would be wise to have it evaluated by a dentist and ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Don't rinse: Don't rinse or rinse with a fluoride rinse (ACT)
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 17 years experience
Yes: Yes area will heal just fine. No worries
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Thank you notes
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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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