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Dr. Sadaf` Ahmed, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Sadaf Ahmed is a practising General Dentist in Markham, ON, Canada committed to providing best Oral and dental care to the patients. She provides all kinds of treatment to her patients including Root Canal Treatment, Simple to Complicated Extractions, Restorative work like Tooth Coloured Fillings, Crowns and Bridges, Implants and Dentures, Orthodontic treatment, and minor surgeries. She is dedicated to her work and patients and provides patient specific care and treatment with empathy.
20 years Experience
Dr. Sadaf` Ahmed, DDS
  • Markham, Ontario
  • Buddha Institute
  • Accepting new patients

Is gum disease hereditary?

It may be or may not be hereditary but you will be more likely to have this disease if you take your oral health lightly, visit your dentist twice a year for regular check ups READ MORE
It may be or may not be hereditary but you will be more likely to have this disease if you take your oral health lightly, visit your dentist twice a year for regular check ups and get professional hygiene done to maintain your oral health

I wear dentures. My gums are aching! What can I do?

Probably your dentures are not fitting properly. Visit your dentist, get the dentures adjusted, or you might need a new pair if the existing ones cannot be adjusted.

My wisdom teeth haven't come in. Is this normal?

It is not necessary that everyone gets wisdom teeth, and sometimes you may have all four or a few, but you can’t see them as they are still inside the gum or bone and they may READ MORE
It is not necessary that everyone gets wisdom teeth, and sometimes you may have all four or a few, but you can’t see them as they are still inside the gum or bone and they may come out fully, partially or might not come out at all. All you need is to go to a dentist and get an X-ray and get it checked.

What could be the reason for my jaw stiffness?

Many reasons, it could be due to grinding of your teeth during day or night called bruxism or it may be due to stiffness of muscles of the jaws or injury to the area or it may READ MORE
Many reasons, it could be due to grinding of your teeth during day or night called bruxism or it may be due to stiffness of muscles of the jaws or injury to the area or it may be just due to the way your teeth and your jaw bones are aligned naturally or it could be some infection from a tooth or it may be some problem within the jaw.
The cure depends on the correct diagnosis, visit an oral surgeon and get your teeth, mouth and jaws checked visually and with xrays and depending on the problem there are medicines available

Can the yellow stains on my teeth be reversed?

it depends what type of stains you have if they are due to coffee tea or smoking or food then they can be reversed with polishing cleaning and bleaching but if they are due to READ MORE
it depends what type of stains you have if they are due to coffee tea or smoking or food then they can be reversed with polishing cleaning and bleaching but if they are due to fluorosis or were formed during the formative stages of tooth development or in embryonic phase of your growth before your birth then these might be irreversible and you can go for some other options, ask your dentist

Help! I'm away on vacation and a filling fell out of my tooth.

Well in this case either you can go to a nearby dentist and get it filled, it’s the best option or if you want to wait then keep brushing the area that lost filling so a new cavity READ MORE
Well in this case either you can go to a nearby dentist and get it filled, it’s the best option or if you want to wait then keep brushing the area that lost filling so a new cavity doesn’t start in the tooth and get it filled as soon as you are back but that’s only if your vacation is short otherwise going to a dentist is recommended as soon as possible

Is it bad that I leave food in between my teeth?

Yes, because most of the diseases of teeth start with food that remains on the teeth and decays and forms bacteria that start the decay process in the teeth called cavities or READ MORE
Yes, because most of the diseases of teeth start with food that remains on the teeth and decays and forms bacteria that start the decay process in the teeth called cavities or caries and start bone loss and gum disease, called gingivitis and periodontitis.

What are the early signs for gum disease?

Redness, swelling and bleeding from gums

How long would It ideally take to get teeth aligned with the help of braces?

Depends on your problem; anywhere from 6 months to 4 years.

What is the earliest age someone can get braces?

It’s advisable to wait until 12 years of age so all permanent teeth erupt, but if you see signs that the child may need treatment with braces, then make an early visit to an orthodontist READ MORE
It’s advisable to wait until 12 years of age so all permanent teeth erupt, but if you see signs that the child may need treatment with braces, then make an early visit to an orthodontist as necessary interceptions might be needed at this age.

How do you know when you need a dental crown?

Dental crowns are for reinforcing the strength of the tooth and are mostly necessary after root canal treatment and/or if you have big cavities or fillings that compromise tooth READ MORE
Dental crowns are for reinforcing the strength of the tooth and are mostly necessary after root canal treatment and/or if you have big cavities or fillings that compromise tooth strength.

I had three of my crooked teeth extracted and they won't stop bleeding. What should I do?

First of all don’t rinse at all with water or mouthwash for the first 24 hours after removal of teeth and keep the gauze in between your teeth and bite for 20 minutes and throw READ MORE
First of all don’t rinse at all with water or mouthwash for the first 24 hours after removal of teeth and keep the gauze in between your teeth and bite for 20 minutes and throw away and don’t replace.
But your bleeding could be due to your medical history if you might be taking some medications for your health or else you didn’t follow instructions

Are there any home remedies to treat gingivitis?

No. Go to your dentist as soon as possible.

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

Remove them early before infection sets in the area. It is a very painful condition and makes removal complicated.