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Hussein Shivji

Dentist

Dr. Hussein Shivji is a Dentist practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Shivji 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.
Hussein Shivji
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • University of Manitoba
  • Accepting new patients

Will a deep cleaning help receding gums?

Your gums won't grow back as a result of the cleaning. You will need gum grafting to accomplish that. The deep cleaning and ongoing periodontal maintenance will prevent your READ MORE
Your gums won't grow back as a result of the cleaning. You will need gum grafting to accomplish that. The deep cleaning and ongoing periodontal maintenance will prevent your gum disease (and gum recession) from getting worse.

Can a crown on an implant come loose?

I would recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible. Sometimes crowns can get loose and need to be either re-cemented or tightened if screw retained. Sometimes a crown may READ MORE
I would recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible. Sometimes crowns can get loose and need to be either re-cemented or tightened if screw retained. Sometimes a crown may feel loose because the implant is moving around, which is much more of a serious problem.

Dr. Hussein Shivji

What is wrong in my mouth?

You may have an infection. Please see a dentist as soon as possible to get it looked at.
Good luck.

Dr. Hussein Shivji

Is it OK to postpone a root canal after 1st treatment?

If you don’t feel safe getting treatment done at this time talk to your dentist. Usually postponing a root canal for a short period of time is ok especially if the tooth has not READ MORE
If you don’t feel safe getting treatment done at this time talk to your dentist. Usually postponing a root canal for a short period of time is ok especially if the tooth has not been bothering you. However dentists have always followed very strict infection control processes and the risk of getting sick at the dental office is extremely low.

Is it okay to brush your teeth four times a day?

Yes it’s perfectly fine. Just make sure you use a soft bristle brush and don’t brush too hard or you may wear away your tooth enamel.

Do I need surgery to fix my wisdom tooth problems?

Yes, especially if they are starting to cause problems. I would recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible. They will take a panoramic X-ray to check the positions of the READ MORE
Yes, especially if they are starting to cause problems. I would recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible. They will take a panoramic X-ray to check the positions of the wisdom teeth and may either take them out in their office or refer you to a specialist for this.

Do fillings hurt without an injection?

If the tooth had been root canal treated, or if the nerve has receded and the cavity is not deep, you won’t feel any pain. If you are worried about not being numb, I would suggest READ MORE
If the tooth had been root canal treated, or if the nerve has receded and the cavity is not deep, you won’t feel any pain. If you are worried about not being numb, I would suggest requesting your dentist to freeze you anyway.

I have bumps on the back of my tongue?

Please have a dentist check them if they have been there for more than a week.

I have oral, gums, and bones pain?

It sounds like you may have a wisdom tooth poking through at the back. You need to see a dentist to get this checked. I’m guessing the wisdom tooth is causing your symptoms and READ MORE
It sounds like you may have a wisdom tooth poking through at the back. You need to see a dentist to get this checked. I’m guessing the wisdom tooth is causing your symptoms and will need to be removed.

Wisdom teeth?

I think you should see a dentist. They will take an X-ray of the jaw to assess. Most likely this is due to your wisdom teeth, but a good idea to get it properly checked.

Can you wear dentures if you have bone loss?

Yes, you can still wear dentures. However, your dentures may not feel as secure and may move around. If you have bone loss, you should consider dentures supported with implants. READ MORE
Yes, you can still wear dentures. However, your dentures may not feel as secure and may move around. If you have bone loss, you should consider dentures supported with implants.

How bad is a cavity if it hurts?

If a cavity hurts, it probably means it is very deep and close to the nerve. If the nerve is infected, the tooth may need to have a root canal or be extracted.

Why would a root canal tooth hurt?

A root canal-treated tooth may take a few days to settle down after treatment is completed. Usually, this is because the tooth was infected and it takes some time for the inflammation READ MORE
A root canal-treated tooth may take a few days to settle down after treatment is completed. Usually, this is because the tooth was infected and it takes some time for the inflammation to heal. Sometimes the procedure itself can cause the tooth to get irritated because we are using files and chemicals to clean the tooth. Normally, this settles down by itself in a couple of days. If your root canal continues to bother you, please check with your dentist. A tooth which is fractured or which has an extra nerve that wasn't detected when treated could continue to hurt even after initial treatment is done.

Is throbbing pain normal after tooth extractions?

Depending on the type of surgery, some pain is expected afterwards. Your dentist should be able to help you manage this pain by providing appropriate medications. Please reach READ MORE
Depending on the type of surgery, some pain is expected afterwards. Your dentist should be able to help you manage this pain by providing appropriate medications. Please reach out to their office if you are in pain.

Can you drink coffee with partial dentures?

In most cases, there should be no reason why you wouldn't be able to drink coffee with your partial dentures in. If your dentures are made of a clear material and you have been READ MORE
In most cases, there should be no reason why you wouldn't be able to drink coffee with your partial dentures in. If your dentures are made of a clear material and you have been told that they will stain easily, then you should avoid this. Some staining of teeth and dentures can occur with coffee, red wine or anything that has a lot of dark color in it. Usually this can be removed with denture cleaners such as Polident or by your dentist.

How do you know if your tooth root is exposed?

You would usually have sensitivity if your tooth root is exposed. If you have had a root canal or if your nerve is receded, you may not have sensitivity.

Can you be addicted to pain medicine after dental surgery?

Yes, you can get addicted to pain medications. Please discuss your concerns regarding these medicines with your surgeon.

Can I use mouthwash with dental browns?

Depends on the mouthwash. Some products such as chlorhexidine can stain teeth and restorations. Check with your dentist or hygienist.

Is brushing your teeth 3 times a day bad?

Ideally, you should be brushing your teeth after every meal, so brushing more than twice a day is actually good. Just make sure you are using a soft bristle toothbrush and are READ MORE
Ideally, you should be brushing your teeth after every meal, so brushing more than twice a day is actually good. Just make sure you are using a soft bristle toothbrush and are not brushing very hard as this can wear away your enamel and make your teeth more sensitive.