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Dr. Saleh A. Elahwal

Dentist

Dr. Saleh Elahwal is highly trained and experienced with all aspects of dentistry. He is committed to providing the Brooklyn, NY community with state-of-the-art dentistry with professional attention and care. With over 22 years of experience, Dr. Elahwal provides all aspects of dentistry, including general and restorative treatments, dental implants, periodontal treatments, cosmetic dentistry, traditional orthodontics, Invisalign® clear aligners, sleep apnea and TruDenta® headache relief.
Dr. Saleh A. Elahwal
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Accepting new patients

Is root canal the only way to treat a tooth cavity?

When the decay reaches to the nerve of the tooth (bad cavity), the tooth starts to be sensitive to hot, cold, and sweet, and the pain becomes severe and intolerable. Then, root READ MORE
When the decay reaches to the nerve of the tooth (bad cavity), the tooth starts to be sensitive to hot, cold, and sweet, and the pain becomes severe and intolerable. Then, root canal treatment is necessary.

Are braces the only way to fix buck teeth?

There is another way of fixing this problem if you do not want to show braces. Consider having clear aligners or Invisalign. They are very effective and very aesthetic.

What can sensitive teeth mean?

You might be grinding your teeth while asleep. We call it bruxism. It makes the teeth sensitive to cold stuff. This situation gets worse when the patient is stressed out. Please READ MORE
You might be grinding your teeth while asleep. We call it bruxism. It makes the teeth sensitive to cold stuff. This situation gets worse when the patient is stressed out. Please consider looking at it by your dentist.

Can teeth grinding cause headaches?

Yes, indeed. There is correlation between tension type of headaches and bruxism or grinding teeth while asleep due to the formation of trigger points in the muscles of mastication READ MORE
Yes, indeed. There is correlation between tension type of headaches and bruxism or grinding teeth while asleep due to the formation of trigger points in the muscles of mastication and the other muscles of head and neck. Consider having a night guard (lab design) ordered by your dentist, not an over-the-counter one.