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Nelson Tjen-Ah Hui

Dentist

Dr. Nelson Hui is a Dentist practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Hui 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.
Nelson Tjen-Ah Hui
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • Accepting new patients

Clicking in my jaw

Your dentist is right to send you to a dental specialist for a professional second opinion. However, an oral surgeon is just one of the specialists worth considering. Other dental READ MORE
Your dentist is right to send you to a dental specialist for a professional second opinion. However, an oral surgeon is just one of the specialists worth considering. Other dental specialists to be considered include oral medicine & pathology, periodontist and orthodontist. Sometimes even medical specialist such as ENT surgeon may be needed. Proper diagnosis & assessment of your temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) signs & symptoms is critical, and may involve interdisciplinary approach from several specialties. Your jaw joint problems should be assessed & treated non-surgically first. TMJ surgery will always be the very last resort, and only after serious consideration!

Adult tooth is loose. What should I do?

Depending on the seriousness of the oral/ facial trauma from the baseball hit, your dentist must do a thorough examination including proper ray such as panoramic and periapical READ MORE
Depending on the seriousness of the oral/ facial trauma from the baseball hit, your dentist must do a thorough examination including proper ray such as panoramic and periapical radiographs. After soft & hard tissue exam with the aid of the X ray, your dentist can then diagnose if your affected tooth or teeth have signs of fracture. From the dental/oral diagnosis, your dentist can then suggest possible ways of treating your loose tooth or teeth, both short and long term. Meanwhile take some pain medicine if necessary & avoid disturbing the affected area of your mouth before you see your dentist!

I can't fix my teeth sensitivity. What do I do?

I suggest that you go back to your dentist again to have a more extended oral exam and X-ray to properly establish the most sensitive area (teeth). From the dental diagnosis following READ MORE
I suggest that you go back to your dentist again to have a more extended oral exam and X-ray to properly establish the most sensitive area (teeth). From the dental diagnosis following the dental exam, your dentist should be able to help you find out any signs of tooth decay, dental erosion, root caries & cementum exposure. Depending on the proper diagnosis, the dentist can then suggest possible treatment including dental fillings, root canal therapy, or dentinal desensitizing therapy using high fluoride vanishes involving multiple appointments. At home you can also try to use very high fluoride toothpaste to be applied generously at the highly sensitive areas in your mouth at least two times/day. Meanwhile try to avoid very hot or cold food as your office/home care is in progress.