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Dr. Gehan Ragaie Girgis

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Dr. Gehan Ragaie Girgis is a top Dentist in Rochester Hills, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Gehan Ragaie Girgis is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Gehan Ragaie Girgis is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Gehan Ragaie Girgis is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Rochester Hills, Michigan, Dr. Gehan Ragaie Girgis is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Gehan Ragaie Girgis
  • Rochester Hills, Michigan
  • University of Michigan
  • Accepting new patients

What is the best whitening toothpaste?

Rembrandt toothpaste is my favorite. It's called Rembrandt Deeply White + Peroxide Toothpaste, which features a rapid-release whitening ingredient, plus sodium fluoride to keep READ MORE
Rembrandt toothpaste is my favorite. It's called Rembrandt Deeply White + Peroxide Toothpaste, which features a rapid-release whitening ingredient, plus sodium fluoride to keep enamel strong. I believe it cleans by enzymes, not abrasives, so it's much kinder on the teeth!

How many times a year should kids get a teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is not recommended for children under the age of 16.

How is TMJ diagnosed?

Symptoms are present and sometimes include, but are not limited to, waking up with a headache in the morning, cold sensitivity to your teeth, suddenly broken teeth that may otherwise READ MORE
Symptoms are present and sometimes include, but are not limited to, waking up with a headache in the morning, cold sensitivity to your teeth, suddenly broken teeth that may otherwise be free from decay or restorations. With awareness of clinching, some signs include wear of natural teeth, deep grooves on the outside of the teeth right at the gum line, tori. The dentist can diagnose it by examination to your TMJ and mouth general.

I am getting abscesses in my infected tooth. How do I treat them?

Now that you have an abscess,your dentist will recommend that the tooth would need an endodontic treatment, which is the removal of the infected, inner, soft tissue located in READ MORE
Now that you have an abscess,your dentist will recommend that the tooth would need an endodontic treatment, which is the removal of the infected, inner, soft tissue located in the middle of the root, called the pulp and replace it with a filling material. Then your tooth will become healthy again.It will also require a cap (a crown), to protect it from breakage. If the abscess is causing any swelling or fever, an antibiotic treatment of choice would be Amoxicillin unless you have penicillin allergy, antibiotic to take would be Clindamycin. These medications would require prescriptions.


I underwent a root canal treatment and it is paining again. What could be the reason?

The bite needs to be checked first, may be the restoration placed inside it is too high. If after the adjustments, you don't get immediate relief from that pain, you can consider READ MORE
The bite needs to be checked first, may be the restoration placed inside it is too high. If after the adjustments, you don't get immediate relief from that pain, you can consider other reasons for the pain. The tooth could have one or more accessory canals, that were not cleaned and properly filled. The tooth could also have a fracture, in that case, it needs extraction, as it is non-restorable and it would not be fixable.

The dentist has recommended my son’s tooth extraction. Is it the right way to go?

Yes, it's ok to extract these two teeth. He is very close to loosing them naturally anyway. They are changed between five to seven years of age, to give room to his adult teeth READ MORE
Yes, it's ok to extract these two teeth. He is very close to loosing them naturally anyway. They are changed between five to seven years of age, to give room to his adult teeth to erupt. No need for an appliance to keep the space.

Do I have to be numb?

Numbing actually is not an unpleasent experience in our office, I place a cream, on the tissue, before the anesthesia is applied, this cream is very profound, prescription strength, READ MORE
Numbing actually is not an unpleasent experience in our office, I place a cream, on the tissue, before the anesthesia is applied, this cream is very profound, prescription strength, mint or grape flavored, you would not even feel or know if you got an injection or not.
(not the topical anesthetic used by majority of dentists)
You should be very comfortable during the entire procidure, depending on the size of the filling and the amount of the work required to be done. You need an excellent job with minimal or no discomfort. If the filling is tiny and can be done without numbing, why not ? But if the filling can last for many more years, would still look like new, if both, you and the dentist are relaxed, by you being numb, you should be numb then. I hope this answered your question.