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Dr. Mohammed K. Salih

Dentist

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

What are the most visible signs and symptoms of a gum disease?

Bleeding, bad breath, loosening of the teeth, teeth looks longer. puffy gum, red color are some of the symptoms, which could affect overall health i.e. heart attack and stroke. READ MORE
Bleeding, bad breath, loosening of the teeth, teeth looks longer. puffy gum, red color are some of the symptoms, which could affect overall health i.e. heart attack and stroke.

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

If the root canal was done right, then it could be high filling, that is if it hurts on biting or chewing and it is sensitive to hot and cold.

Is chewing gum often bad for your teeth?

Sugar free gum will not do damage to your teeth. It may help clean your teeth, but long term may cause damage to your TMJ.

Is bleeding of gums dangerous for a diabetic patient?

Yes, furthermore it is dangerous for your heart and could cause a stroke.

Do root canals happen more often as you age?

Not necessarily, root canal is usually caused by decay or trauma.

Can novocaine be used during cleanings?

Yes, specially deep cleaning, regular prophylaxis don't need it.

What is gingivitis and its risk factors?

Good home care, brushing, flossing regularly and six months recal.

Does switching toothpaste matter?

No, even brushing w/o tooth is as effective as without it, the purpose of brushing is to remove plaques.

Is a root canal in pregnancy safe?

Yes, you are in the middle trimester in which you can do dental treatments. Root canal can be done in one visit or two, in your case may be two visits with 1st cost local anesth. READ MORE
Yes, you are in the middle trimester in which you can do dental treatments. Root canal can be done in one visit or two, in your case may be two visits with 1st cost local anesth. Second visit w/o. You need short visits because you don't want to lay on your back for long. At this time of pregnancy, baby is not developing but resting. Avoid any dental treatments in the 1st 3 months and the last 3 months. Good luck