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Dr. Saul Escala, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Saul Escala is a Dentist practicing in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Escala 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.
12 years Experience
Dr. Saul Escala, DDS
  • Denver, Colorado
  • University of Illinois, School of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

I just got a crown fit on my teeth but it hurts a lot. Does it require re-treatment?

Sometimes a root canal treatment is required on teeth that have crowns. Check with your Dentist, you may need a root canal in addition to the crown. Other things to look at will READ MORE
Sometimes a root canal treatment is required on teeth that have crowns. Check with your Dentist, you may need a root canal in addition to the crown. Other things to look at will be if the crown is seating a little high, which in that case a simple adjustment will take care of the problem. I hope that helps.

I had some bleeding in my gums while brushing. Could it be serious?

Bleeding while brushing is an indication of gingivitis (gum inflammation/disease) and/or Periodontitis (gum disease with bone loss). I would strongly recommend you go see a dentist READ MORE
Bleeding while brushing is an indication of gingivitis (gum inflammation/disease) and/or Periodontitis (gum disease with bone loss). I would strongly recommend you go see a dentist for a professional evaluation and dental cleaning. That will help you. In the meantime, you can do salt water rinses at home 5 times a day for 5 days and the bleeding will reduce. But seeing a dentist soon ultimately will help you stop the progression of the disease and save your teeth.

Are electric toothbrushes any better for the teeth?

For most cases, electric toothbrushes are an amazing alternative for better oral hygiene at home. I recommend.

Are there any home remedies to treat bleeding gums?

Salt water rinses 4-5 times a day for few days helps a lot with the inflammation and bleeding. However, besides having good oral hygiene at home, it is important to see a dentist READ MORE
Salt water rinses 4-5 times a day for few days helps a lot with the inflammation and bleeding. However, besides having good oral hygiene at home, it is important to see a dentist frequently because many times the cause of bleeding and inflammation is caused by Bacteria leaving in the mouth that only a professional cleaning can remove.

I had my wisdom tooth removed yesterday. When can I start eating solid food again?

That's great You are not having any pain right now. Typically, it is recommended first 24 hours to eat and drink only cold things and only soft diet. Then After 24 - 48 hours READ MORE
That's great You are not having any pain right now. Typically, it is recommended first 24 hours to eat and drink only cold things and only soft diet. Then After 24 - 48 hours you can eat and drink warm things but still soft diet. You can start with more solid food at day 3, specially since you are having no symptoms.

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

There are different reasons why a person experience teeth sensitivity. If the sensitive-teeth toothpaste is not helping you, it is important to evaluate other reasons. For example, READ MORE
There are different reasons why a person experience teeth sensitivity. If the sensitive-teeth toothpaste is not helping you, it is important to evaluate other reasons. For example, gum recession with partial exposure on the root or dry mouth. At times, other treatments are necessary when sensitive-teeth toothpaste alone doesn't solve the problem. Consult with a dentist about other alternatives that may be helpful.

Very swollen and red gums after routine dental cleaning

Sore gums after a dental cleaning sometimes could happen if a little more detail cleaning was needed on your last appointment compare to previous appointments you had with your READ MORE
Sore gums after a dental cleaning sometimes could happen if a little more detail cleaning was needed on your last appointment compare to previous appointments you had with your dentist. I would recommend that you start rinsing with warm salt water at least 3-5 times a day for the next 3-5 days. Also , take some over the counter mild analgesics like ibuprofen to alleviate the discomfort. I hope you start feeling better soon.