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Dr. Bhupinder S. Sachar

Dentist

Dr. Bhupinder Sachar is a Dentist practicing in Yonkers, New York. Dr. Sachar specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Bhupinder S. Sachar
  • Yonkers, New York
  • University of Delhi
  • Accepting new patients

Do toothaches always mean an infection?

Not really. Sometimes when dentin is exposed, then there can be sensitivity and also with gingival recession there can be sensitivity and these can present as pain. I would recommend READ MORE
Not really. Sometimes when dentin is exposed, then there can be sensitivity and also with gingival recession there can be sensitivity and these can present as pain. I would recommend to have an exam with the dentist.

What are the best ways to get rid of cankersores?

Canker sores can happen due to a number of reasons like cheek or lip biting, stress, and spicy foods, so you can try to avoid the risk factors, and Abreva works to help with the READ MORE
Canker sores can happen due to a number of reasons like cheek or lip biting, stress, and spicy foods, so you can try to avoid the risk factors, and Abreva works to help with the healing of cold sores and canker sores.

What happens if I don't go for my root canal?

I would not recommend not going for the root canal appointment as the tooth is infected and that is the reason root canal was advised

Is surgery a treatment for TMJ?

Surgery is usually avoided as much as possible, but you should consult a TMJ specialist.
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Is it possible to floss too often?

I would recommend to floss once a day, then, too, in the night before brushing your teeth until and unless you have food stuck between your teeth. Sometimes people with active READ MORE
I would recommend to floss once a day, then, too, in the night before brushing your teeth until and unless you have food stuck between your teeth. Sometimes people with active periodontal disease benefit from flossing more frequently.
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How can I help my child's fear of the dentist?

It is normal to be apprehensive for the dental appointment specially for the first time and that too for a child. My recommendation will be to take the child with you for you or READ MORE
It is normal to be apprehensive for the dental appointment specially for the first time and that too for a child. My recommendation will be to take the child with you for you or your spouse’s dental appointment and let the child watch. Make sure your appointment is just for cleaning and exam. I would recommend the child to be seen specially in the beginning by a pedodontist as they specialize with treating kids.
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Will my increased sugar levels cause a problem to treat my gum disease?

Are the increased sugar levels temporary or do you have diabetes? If you have diabetes, it does delay the healing process, especially after extraction and definitely can slow down READ MORE
Are the increased sugar levels temporary or do you have diabetes? If you have diabetes, it does delay the healing process, especially after extraction and definitely can slow down the healing after deep cleaning and periodontal surgery your health professional like your doctor or dentist can explain it better to you.

Can braces cause injury?

Braces cannot cause any injury during placement, but you do feel pressure when the force is applied to move teeth. You can discuss in detail with your dentist or orthodontist. READ MORE
Braces cannot cause any injury during placement, but you do feel pressure when the force is applied to move teeth. You can discuss in detail with your dentist or orthodontist.
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My daughter's braces are too tight. Is there anything I can do?

It is normal for braces to be tight at least for a week or two. I would suggest to go back to the dentist who put the braces on and have them evaluate.

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Is it okay to swallow the gel applied for a mouth ulcer?

Usually, the gels dispensed for mouth ulcers are safe if swallowed, but you should still try to spot and read the label for more instructions.

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Do dental whitening toothpastes contain bleach?

Yes, whitening toothpastes have peroxide, which is a form of bleach. I personally feel that professional whitening with a dentist has better results than any over-the-counter products. READ MORE
Yes, whitening toothpastes have peroxide, which is a form of bleach. I personally feel that professional whitening with a dentist has better results than any over-the-counter products.

How long will I have to wait for my next session after first round of root canal?

Usually we wait about 1-2 weeks for infection to clear

Is teething delay in children normal?

Usually teething starts at 6 months and for a 8.5 months old i would probably have a consult and evaluation with a pedodontist thanks

How should I select my toothpaste?

The best way to select a toothpaste is to make sure it has the fluoride for the adults.

My son's teeth are discoloured. Why?

It could be from some medications his mother was taking when she was pregnant or any medications he took if he was sick for a long time. This sounds like a developmental anomaly, READ MORE
It could be from some medications his mother was taking when she was pregnant or any medications he took if he was sick for a long time. This sounds like a developmental anomaly, but you can have a dentist or a pediatric dentist evaluate it as we need to evaluate it clinically and take X-rays if needed.

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#2 tooth with deep cavity - why infected after filling?

It is possible that the nerve was already infected due to the deep cavity, but there was no clinical exposure and the dentist did the filling. There is a good chance that you would READ MORE
It is possible that the nerve was already infected due to the deep cavity, but there was no clinical exposure and the dentist did the filling. There is a good chance that you would end up needing a root canal, especially the radiating pain to the lower teeth which you were getting is characteristic of a nerve infection. I would keep a watch and consult with your dentist if you have any symptoms.

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Is bad breath during cold and cough normal?

I do not think it is normal to have bad breath during a cold and cough, although it is possible when you have a sore throat. I would recommend you to have a clinical exam done READ MORE
I do not think it is normal to have bad breath during a cold and cough, although it is possible when you have a sore throat. I would recommend you to have a clinical exam done with the dentist, thanks.

Can cavities in one tooth affect other teeth as well?

In my opinion, decay is not transferable from one tooth to another tooth, but if the decay is between two teeth, it can eventually cause decay or cavity on the next tooth. A cavity READ MORE
In my opinion, decay is not transferable from one tooth to another tooth, but if the decay is between two teeth, it can eventually cause decay or cavity on the next tooth. A cavity happens with the accumulation of bacteria in the area of tooth due to lack of cleaning properly and it does not happen locally and is usually generalized until and unless a specific area is neglected due to some pain. It is very important to get the professional cleanings done every six months and this way we can detect cavities in initial stages and save time, effort, and money to fix the big cavities. Thanks.

Can brushing my teeth with salt whiten my teeth?

As a dentist, I do not believe that brushing with salt will whiten your teeth. I have not seen any research on it. i would recommend you get the professional whitening done with READ MORE
As a dentist, I do not believe that brushing with salt will whiten your teeth. I have not seen any research on it. i would recommend you get the professional whitening done with the dentist.

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What is the treatment suggested for treating dental plaque and soreness in the gums?

It needs to be evaluated clinically and we need X-rays if there is any signs of active gum disease like bone loss. I would recommend an evaluation by a dentist as there are different READ MORE
It needs to be evaluated clinically and we need X-rays if there is any signs of active gum disease like bone loss. I would recommend an evaluation by a dentist as there are different stages of gum disease, thanks.