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Dr. Monica Scheurer

Dentistry
28 years experience female

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Wednesday: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Can't be used: You wouldn't be able to use this tooth as an anchor. You could consider replacing the missing tooth with an implant.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Toothbrush and soap: The best way to clean your night guard is with a toothbrush and liquid soap like Soft Soap. Do not ever use a mouthwash or alcohol product. Toothpaste... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
No: It is not possible to reverse decay. Decay can only be removed and then restored by a dentist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Yes: Yes. A cavity means a literal hole. The tooth decays a bit before you see a hole. Though the terms can casually be used interchangeably.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
No: No, the color can vary. Could bye chalky white, yellow, orange, brown or black.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
No: Decay can be black, it can also be brown, yellow or orange.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Prevention is key: Be sure to brush and floss daily and visit your dentist regularly.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Extraction: From your description, I would say the tooth would need to be removed. The tooth will be numbed, so you shouldn't feel a thing.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Keep guns healthy: Gums are usually sensitive when they are unhealthy. Be sure to brush twice daily, floss daily and have a professional cleaning at least twice yearly.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
See Oral Surgeon: You can ask. I would suggest seeing an Oral Surgeon for a consult regarding your concerns.
A male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
It's possible: I'm unable to comment on the ENT procedure. Air can travel from the nose to the mouth if there is a hole from the mouth, through the bone and into th... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Periodontist: I would recommend a periodontist for grafting procedures. A pinhole graft may be appropriate. However, it can't be used in every situation. Let a p... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
No: Decay cannot be removed with coconut. If you have decay, be sure to see a dentist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Dark: On an xray, decay will look like a dark shadowy area.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Not really: Tooth decay does not 'travel' per se. However, the bacteria that cause decay are in greater concentration on a tooth that is next to a tooth experien... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
No: Braces can make a big improvement in the way you look and the way your teeth function. However, it is necessary to remove the disease process of deca... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Seek another consult: It's not unusual to go without replacing tooth #15 with an implant. The bone quality and quantity can be poor which would require more involved treat... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
A crown: The crown must be removed in order to access the decay. Once the decay is removed, the remaining structure will be evaluated for stability. If there... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
See a dentist: Without a picture it is hard to know what you are seeing. I'd be happy to give more insight with a photo. I would recommend an appointment with your... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Lymph nodes?: You are most likely feeling lymph nodes. You have many of these all over your body and their job is to rid the body of infection (sometimes as simple ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
It's possible.: Toothpaste can contain an ingredient SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate). A sensitivity to that ingredient can cause mouth ulcers. Try using a toothpaste li... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
See your dentist.: It is very likely a normal variation of the vessels under the tongue. However, it would be very important to see a dentist/ oral surgeon to evaluate.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Decay or gums?: A viable option is to have the general dentist section the bridge and evaluate the margin. If the tooth had a gun infection, the periodontist would be... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Photo would help: Without a picture or further description it is difficult to determine what you may be referring to. It could be normal growth of bone called tori or ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
See the dentist.: It is atypical that you would be bleeding/ oozing after 48 hours. Certainly, there are actions that could bring this about like smoking, drinking thr... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
More challenging: Grafts of the lingual (tongue) side can be done. Healing can be more challenging and less predictable. If you are in need, consult with a third peri... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
See a dentist: It sounds as though it is likely you have a tooth infection. Be sure to see a dentist right away. Swelling in the cheek can travel down near the thro... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Root will be removed: If the tooth requires extraction, that means the entire tooth; crown (top) AND root (bottom).
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
A guard will help: Gritting and or grinding your teeth will damage them. When you are asleep you can not control the gritting. Your dentist can make a guard to where a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Bacteria and sugar: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
No: If the halitosis is coming from the decaying teeth then the halitosis will not be resolved until the decay is removed.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Decay: Decay is caused by bacteria which are naturally occurring in your mouth. When the bacteria are fed sugar, either simple like sweets or complex like br... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Same thing: It is the same thing. Merely, two different terms we use to describe the same process.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Make adjustments: It is possible that the pressure is too high on the waterpik or that you are holding it too close to your gums. However, your gums could also be infl... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Lymph nodes?: You may be noting lymph nodes that are enlarged. The lymph system helps to drain the body of infections. The infection could be as simple as a common... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Scheurer
Dentistry 28 years experience
Take care: To keep your gums healthy, brush twice daily, floss daily and have your teeth cleaned by the hygienist at least twice a year.

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Perio dds pulled/bone grafted #14 day a few days ago. There was a root canal 10 yrs. ago and 2 months ago a failed apicoectomy on 14. He will tell me when I can wear a ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My dentist in Florida, who charged me $900 for an upper "regular made lab" guard, said that I will need another guard in 6 months. I do not bite through it at all. He ag...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Foe better clarification I am resending a similar question titled with the heading: Re-submit. Thanks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Dentistry, FL
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

ADA - Member
Sarasota County Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
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