Dr. Behram Dalal

Dentistry
Rockville, MD
33 years experience male

Locations

Twinbrook Dental Center

Rockville, MD

Address

12450 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
Directions

Practice website

Fax

301-469-9762

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Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

822 Answers
349 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Yes: You may continue to hear pops and clicks both on opening and closing. As long as your range of motion is good, you have no pain on opening and closin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Typically: The enamel (outer surface of the tooth) is whitish in color, though can vary in shade / color. The dentin (inner layer) of the tooth is a yellower co... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Tell her you: Are interested in her overall well-being. One's mouth is the basis for life -- we use it to eat, drink, smile, talk, kiss, communicate. Sadly it is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Depends on the cause: For sensitivity. If its sensitivity due to gum recession (and not cavities/decay), try toothpastes like colgate sensitive pro-relief or sensodyne. A... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
See your dentist : Or physician for appropriate treatment and an anesthetic rinse to help with the discomfort.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Sadly: Paresthesia is a recognized complication. Depending on the level of damage, in not too severe cases, more often than not fortunately, the numbness is... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Yes temporarily : But please consult with a dentist to determine the cause of your pain and get appropriate treatment.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
It is recommended: That they be removed so the tissues can be properly examined. Also the piercings might interfere with the taking of x-rays. Best to take them off.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
You really should: Wear your retainer as prescribed by your orthodontist. Teeth drift rather rapidly and all the time, discomfort and expense that you invested was the... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Typically the: Discomfort only lasts a few days -- tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and a soft diet will help get you through it. If the brackets are cutting your c... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Another : Suggestion in addition to the information already provided is using a mechanical toothbrush. Oral b triumph is an excellent mechanical brush and the... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Not really: If you're chewing the same piece of gum for an extended period of time then normal mouth odors might start to be present. Using gum to mask oral odor... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
I don't believe : There is any scientific correlation to support that theory. Often it's genetic, medical or developmental issues that play a bigger role. Obviously m... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Many of the : Commercial dental cleaners work well unless contraindicated by the appliance manufacturer. Using any antibacterial soap and a stiff brush to clean th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
There is no: Alternative to brushing. In fact if you are cavity prone, brush three times per day versus the minimum two. Brush well -- use a mechanical power bru... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
As the name: Suggests, it is gum inflammation and bone loss associated with the dentition of a juvenile. Sadly age ranges have changed drastically these days as o... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
There are many : Analgesics that can be used. It is best not to self medicate and consult with your dentist to determine the best course of treatment. Often antibiot... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Children often: Can have congenitally missing permanent teeth and hence they over-retain their primary teeth. Make sure your child is seen by a dentist and orthodont... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
It is possible : That you are sensitive to some of the ingredients or more likely to the preservatives that are routinely used. Try a different brand. In the interim... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
It varies: The "scab" is actually the blood clot matrix which is allowing for bone to grow in the socket. The gum tissue will also eventually close the hole. J... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
It depends on what : The medicament used was; also the level of infection. Consult with your dentist or oral surgeon. No harm sucking some mints to help with the taste -... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
If the original: Unbroken mouthguard was causing relief, but now the broken one is causing pain, then it would be reasonable to assume that the broken one is causing t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
If finances are: An issue then consider going to a dental school or a pro-bono clinic. Dental insurances are sadly a joke, so if your needs are extensive, you will ha... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
There is no: Finite number of procedures that you can have performed in a 24 hour period. It depends on many factors-- nature of procedures, whether anesthetics a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Consult with: Your dentist to determine the cause if the pain. Sometimes it's a simple adjustment. Other times if the dentist is old, a new denture is recommended... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
I believe: Chlorhexidine gluconate (peridex, etc) is the preferred formulation (typically as a 0.12% solution rinse). The digluconate version is typically avail... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Flossing if done : Properly helps stimulate the gums, prevent gum disease, decreases the likelihood of inter proximal (between teeth) cavities. It is difficult to maste... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
No reason you cannot: Return to work the next day, unless there were some unforeseen complications encountered and the dentist advised you to be off for a certain period of... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Sadly: They are all more "marketing" in nature than actual whitening. Professional bleaching is the most predictable and reliable method of teeth whitening.... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Halitosis: Can be due to many reasons, many of which have been addressed correctly in the other answers. There is an otc product called "smart mouth" which pati... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Limit candies: And sugar rich foods and liquids. Brush and floss properly. Make sure to see your dentist asap to have the cavity treated prior to it becoming a roo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Its a good: Adjunct to use in conjunction with an antibiotic regimen -- consult your dentist for the proper regimen for your particular situation.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
It's not abnormal : Or uncommon to have teething pain at any age. The discomfort is usually temporary and using a topical anesthetic like orajel will help. Tylenol (ace... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Prophylaxis dentally: Basically means a dental cleaning (scaling and polishing).
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Deep cleanings: In dental terminology are referred to as periodontal scaling and root planings. They are significantly more involved than a routine prophylaxis. The... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Difficult to answer : Without actually seeing it. Would recommend being evaluated by a dentist. Most probably harmless - could be a n irritation fibroma or a mucocele. B... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Difficult to : Diagnose, but my thought is you might have some food impaction / particle lodged under the gum. Normal culprits are popcorn, chip fragments ... Bes... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Yes - inflammation : And swelling are possible best to be addressed in a timely manner. Dentist might elect to premed with antibiotics prior to scheduling for extractio... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Anything is: Possible. Im assuming if there is an abscess that your dentist has instructed you on the treatment options / medications etc... The reason for a roo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Could be a pit: Cavity or a stain in the groove of the tooth. Best to be evaluated by your dentist. Hope this helps.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Best to be: Seen sooner rather than later by a dentist. Wisdom tooth pain can be some of the worst pain one can experience; can also cause trismus (inability to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Typically: People that have it see it re-occur. Intervals of reoccurrence are sporadic. Things to avoid are hot spicy foods, acidic foods and liquids, salty s... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
There are many: Cosmetic enhancements these days to treat tetracycline banding. Each case is different and the treatment protocol is unique for each situation. It a... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
It could be the : Wisdom tooth still being covered by the gingival tissue as it is trying to erupt. Best to see a dentist for an evaluation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Continued progressio: Continued progression of the condition eventually leading to periodontal conditions, further malocclusion, possible tooth loss it is easily correctab... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
I would think so: As long as they are custom lab made on models of your teeth.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Typically the: Gum tissue might be tender for a couple of days - depending on many factors - if the crown margins were sub-gingival, type of retraction procedure use... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
The tooth: Probably has a very deep filling with pulpal approximation or slight pulpal exposure which is why biodentine was used. If the pain is still present a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Yes: It can due to inflammation. It can also result secondary to a localized infection. Would recommend being checked out by your dentist or oral surgeon... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
33 years experience
Probably safe: To start after 48 hours. I would still recommend keeping it to a minimum for a few days more. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Jul 18, 2013
Dr. Jalal is a knowledgeable, kind, trustworthy, dedicated, and a competent dentist. His is trusted by myself, my family , my relatives and my patients. Thank you for years of altruistic dedication t...Read More
Jul 13, 2013
a wonderful dentist!
Mar 19, 2015
Great dentist!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for answering. I can assure you I shan't use any tobacco based products. Never smoked/chewed a day in my life.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your answer but I am using perscribed colgate toothpaste, I have also used mouthwash with no succes removing the taste
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No, im not allergic but i have been on cillins many many times in the past bc of reoccurent kidney n bladder infections

Awards

Top Dentist, First Place, Washington, DC - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
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2013
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