Dr. Kamelia Mallak is a Dentist practicing in Long Beach,CA. Dr. Mallak 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.
Education and Training
University of Southern Califor DDS 2008
Dr. Kamelia Mallak, DDS's Expert Contributions
This will depend on how long you had the implant: If placed recently, normal to experience some discomfort. If placed a while ago, it could be the implant or implant crown is getting loose. Also, the bite can be changing (due to clenching, or grinding) and need to be adjusted. I recommend checking with your dentist soon. READ MORE
During the procedure you will be numb, you shouldn’t feel discomfort. Also, crown lenghthening can be done with hard tissue laser which can reduce pain and discomfort and expedite healing. READ MORE
You can sleep normally after implant placement, there are no special instructions regarding sleep. Usually your dentist will give a prescription for antibiotics and pain meds after implant placement to help manage postoperative pain READ MORE
A week should be good. READ MORE
In the early stage of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque build up, causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed during teeth brushing. ... When gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis. In a person with periodontitis, the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form pockets. This will lead to bone loss around the teeth, and if it progress it will lead to teeth mobility. The long term result is losing teeth. READ MORE
This will help reduce swelling and expedite the healing process READ MORE
The teeth can move, especially if there is grinding or clenching. READ MORE
Pericoronitis is inflammation of the soft tissues surrounding the crown of a partially erupted tooth, including the gingiva (gums), this can lead to food impaction underneath the inflamed tissue and ultimately to infection. I recommend rinsing with warm water and salt, keep it clean and if you develop any pain or tightness around the area to see your dentist. READ MORE
We recommended to avoid chewing on that site for the first week, if not soft food only. This is important because it will keep the extraction site clean, and promote fast healing READ MORE
The easiest way to floss is by creating a habit. The more you floss the more it will get easier. Keep the floss in your pockets reach out to it after meals. It’s great to floss at night, but it also help flossing during the day especially if you are too tired to do it at night. READ MORE
Yes definitely cavities between teeth can be filled and is recommended. READ MORE
Smoking can slow the healing after oral surgeon. can also cause dry socket after extraction which is usually very painful, and require immediate attention. READ MORE
Having a filling replaced can cause some sensitivity especially if the cavity is close to the nerve. If so a pulp cap can be placed underneath the filling to help reduce pain and sensitivity. READ MORE
Decision to move on onto denture is affected by the condition of the teeth , the bone, and the medical condition and not necessarily age. READ MORE
Breath RX is good mouth wash that can help with that. READ MORE
Receding gums over the years can lead to bone loss and teeth mobility. It’s Important to control receding gums by using a soft toothbrush. If you clench or grind your teeth start using a night guard that will help with recession. Lastly there are procedures to treat recession as gingival graft. READ MORE
Yes, few reason can cause a root canal to hurt few years later READ MORE
Hi, You can eat normally after a root canal, once the numbness wears off. Try to avoid chewing hard, on the side where the root canal was done until you get your crown. Thanks, Kamelia Mallak READ MORE
You can get an immediate denture the same day the teeth are pulled, but usually those will need to be relined after 6 months. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- ADA, CDA,HDS
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