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Myungsuk Koh


Dr. Myungsuk Koh is a Dentist practicing in Henrico, VA. Dr. Koh 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.
13 years Experience
Myungsuk Koh
  • Henrico, VA
  • Tufts University
  • Accepting new patients

Can you get dental implants without general anesthesia?

Most dental implants are placed without general anesthesia.

Can you replace dentures with implants?


Yes. It is called an implant overdenture.
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Can a salt water rinse heal a gum infection?


Yes. It can help to reduce the infection. But I would like to recommend you to have a check-up 1st.

Is a white filling better than silver?

No one can say resin filling is better than silver, but these days, almost all dentists tend to use resin filling.

How painful is a dental implant?

Not much. Compared to extraction, it is barely painful.

How can I make my dental implant heal faster?

You are young and it will heal fast. There is no specific way to make it heal faster.

How long does it take to straighten teeth with braces?

Depending on case, the treatment period is different. It will take usually 1 year.

How long should a dental cleaning take for a child?

Every 6 months for a cleaning and check-up.

Can a tooth that had a root canal get infected?

Yes. Possibly an existing old infection.

How long does pain last after oral surgery?

Depends on the case, but it usually lasts for two or three days without dry socket.

Do dentures change your face shape?

Possibly yes. But after losing all teeth, alveolar bone surrounding teeth will be reduced.

Should you wear a night guard every night?

If you have bruxism during sleep you should have a night guard.

Can you get a filling without an injection?

If it is slight caries, Yes.

Do small cavities need to be filled?

Yes. it will be getting bigger.

Can dentists fill cavities between teeth?

Yes. Many caries occur between teeth.

Is it ok to brush your teeth with hot water?

Hot or warm water? Temp of water is not a big deal. Rinse your mouth clearly.

How do you relax your jaw with TMJ?

Some oral devices can reduce TMD.

Does an overbite get worse with age?

For your age, it does not get worse anymore.

Can an oral surgeon help with TMJ?

I think you should see an oral surgeon for TMD.

When can I eat solid food after oral surgery?

After a day you can eat solid food.