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Sura Hadad

Dentist

Dr. Sura Hadad is a Dentist practicing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Hadad 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.
23 years Experience
Sura Hadad
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Why do some dentists hurt during cleanings more than others?

Sometimes, if it has been a bit longer than your regular recall, then the gums will be a bit more sore. Every dentist practices their own way and techniques.

Is the fluoride treatment at the dentist really worth it?

Fluoride is very useful and if you have it every 6 months to a year, that's good. You should also practise good oral hygiene.

How can I close the gap between my frontal teeth?

There are many options to close the gap. You can have fillings to close it, veneers, or crowns. All are a quick fix, but you still have to get retainers as the teeth will keep READ MORE
There are many options to close the gap. You can have fillings to close it, veneers, or crowns. All are a quick fix, but you still have to get retainers as the teeth will keep moving and you might get space again.

Can a gum infection pass to other parts of the body?

Any oral infection to the teeth and gums can spread to the head or heart. Regular checkups with your dentist will identify an infection and prevention is the best thing.

Do I have to be numb?

The discomfort depends on how big is the cavity. You can always try it without freezing and if it bothers you, then they can freeze you.

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

Some of the signs and symptoms are pain, swelling, redness, tenderness and many other signs. Regular visits to the dentist and good oral hygiene will prevent any infection.

What is gingivitis and its risk factors?

Practicing good flossing and brushing techniques will prevent that.

What does bone loss in the teeth mean?

Bone loss around the teeth will affect the stability of the teeth and will cause the teeth to wiggle and sometimes, tooth loss. It can be prevented from going further by getting READ MORE
Bone loss around the teeth will affect the stability of the teeth and will cause the teeth to wiggle and sometimes, tooth loss. It can be prevented from going further by getting cleanings every 3 months as diabetic people are more prone to bone loss.

Is water-flossing as effective as regular flossing?

Nothing can replace the regular floss as it gets in between the right areas. But if he is not flossing and that's the only methtod he will do, then it is better than not doing READ MORE
Nothing can replace the regular floss as it gets in between the right areas. But if he is not flossing and that's the only methtod he will do, then it is better than not doing anything.

What if only one tooth is crooked?

Well if you don't mind that tooth then don't do anything. But if you are going to straighten it then yes the other teeth will move to accommodate for that tooth and make everything READ MORE
Well if you don't mind that tooth then don't do anything. But if you are going to straighten it then yes the other teeth will move to accommodate for that tooth and make everything proportional.

What can I eat or avoid eating to reduce plaque?

They way you should brush is alway brush close to the gum lines from inside and outside of your teeth. Plaque mostly accumulates around gum lines. Try that.

Can I whiten my teeth with baking soda alone?

You can use baking soda but not too much as it is a bit abrasive on the teeth.

Bloody painful gums, what should I do?

First you can check with your dentist to make sure nothing major is going on. Then when you first start flossing it will be painful and slowly it will get better once gums become READ MORE
First you can check with your dentist to make sure nothing major is going on. Then when you first start flossing it will be painful and slowly it will get better once gums become healthier.

Wisdom teeth removal

Hello Well if the wisdom teeth are impacted or are sideways then they are removed by the oral surgeon. But if they are out and easy to remove then they are removed by your dentist. READ MORE
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Well if the wisdom teeth are impacted or are sideways then they are removed by the oral surgeon. But if they are out and easy to remove then they are removed by your dentist.