Frequently Asked Questions

Are Maintenance Visits Worth It? Can I drink after oral surgery? Can I use an electric toothbrush on my dental implants Can Periodontal Diseases Be Prevented? Diabetes and Periodontal Disease Do I need a driver? Do you provide N20 in your office? Does A Patient Have To Be Referred To Dr. Salha? Does periodontal treatment hurt? How do I get rid of bad breath? How do I take my prescription medications? How Does Plaque Attack the Gums? How long will my mouth stay numb after surgery? How many times a day should I brush my teeth? I just had an x-ray at my regular dentist, why do I need another one? If I have an implant done, does Dr. Salha do the crown or denture as well? Is it normal for my gums to bleed when I brush my teeth? Is there a relationship between tobacco use and periodontal disease? Is there an age limit before I can get a dental implant? Keeping Your Gums and Bone Healthy My insurance does not cover this treatment so I must not need it? Should I be on a liquid diet after surgery? Should I eat before I have surgery? What are common signs and symptoms of periodontal disease? What are signs of periodontal disease? What happens if I don’t treat periodontal disease? What if I have an emergency after hours? What is a crown lenthening? What is an abutment? What is an implant crown? What is an Implant? What kind of food can I eat after periodontal surgery? What kind of toothpaste should I use? When can I eat after surgery? Which is better: a manual toothbrush or an electric one? Why do I have to fill out paperwork? Why do I need to visit the dental hygienist regularly for a "cleaning" when I clean my own teeth every day? Why doesn’t my mouth hurt if I have periodontal disease? Will I need a driver with Nitrous Oxide (N2O)? Will you confirm my dental visit?