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Dr. Behram Dalal

Dentistry
Rockville, MD
32 years experience male

Locations

Twinbrook Dental Center

Rockville, MD

Address

12450 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD
Directions

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Fax

301-469-9762

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Dentistry

Languages spoken

Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

822 Answers
349 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
No : Typically not. Blood in saliva can result from oral trauma (cheek biting, puncture / laceration of the soft tissues by a sharp piece of a nacho chip ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
An arthroscopic: Approach would be would be a more conservative approach and would be the preferred approach whenever possible.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
It all depends: On the situation. If all situations are perfect, immediate loading is an option in certain situations with limitations and restrictions. Typically a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Would recommend : Not procrastinating and go to see a dentist soon before the condition gets worse. Don't be scared - waiting will only make it worse.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
NO: Best to be seen and treated by a dentist or oral surgeon to avoid further problems / infections.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Improved oral: Hygiene. Invest in and use an electric toothbrush (braun oral b triumph and a waterpik wp-100). It will be one of the best investments you can make.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
I would suggest: You make an appointment with an oral surgeon for an evaluation / treatment. I'm sure physical therapy will be part of the treatment. In the meanwhil... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Mandibular tori: Can often be removed at the time of implant placement as / if needed. Depending on the design of the denture / bridge / hybrid and location and size ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
It is typically: Self limiting depending on the etiology (cause) - means it will heal itself in a week or so usually. Depending on the type of lesion your dentist may... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
A generic answer: Would be inaccurate because one doesn't know the severity of your case. Would be best to consult with an orthodontist to see treatment options. Hope... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Visibly -: If you notice the gum has receded at the neck if the tooth, then you are seeing exposed root surface. Gingival recession is sadly very common for a h... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Best to be: Examined by a dentist for clinical and radiographic examination and study models to determine best course of treatment.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Should not be a : Problem. Best solution is a dental implant - keep a one tooth problem a one tooth problem. Bridges are an option but requires cutting two healthy te... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
White cost: On the tongue can be from the layers of plaque that accumulate daily. Make sure that and is brushing both her tongue and teeth twice daily. They se... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
The purpose of: A retainer is simply to retain teeth at a given position. With that said there are a host of retainers - active, passive, spring. .. All of which ser... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
It is Very well: Documented. You can google it and find all the information you need in detail, more than can be described in a brief synopsis here.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
A collapsed: Bite, loss of jaw bone, atrophy of the supporting facial muscles, inability to eat, sunken in look ... -- nothing good. A whole host of medical and ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Typically not: Make sure you are brushing your tongue am and pm as part of your oral hygiene regimen (along with brushing) there is a system called the dr tung sy... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Not that I : Know off - the literature doesn't support it either. Best to be seen by a dermatologist or your health care provider.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Absolutely YES: Hopefully we are not confusing paralysis and parenthesia. Best to be seen by the treating provider asap for follow up.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Best to: Be seen by a dentist to determine cause of pain an treat appropriately. Don't wait - it will only make things worse.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Sadly there is no: Set time. Each person is unique in their ability to tolerate. Also if this is a first time denture wearer or a replacement for someone who has gotte... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Probably best to : Wait until after the baby is born. Also probably not recommended if you are nursing. Why take a chance - it's not worth it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Stop Purging: There is no medical or dental benefit to it. Please see your physician and dentist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Probably best: To wait for a few days to make sure everything heals well. Mother nature is on her own agenda - so don't rush her - that can result in pain and other... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Don't know: What you mean by "weak teeth". If the teeth have severe bone loss, gum disease, decay, etc., then probably not a good idea to use whitestrips or any ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Can be caused: By a host of reasons - typically lack of proper hygiene - stimulation of the dorsal surface (top) of the tongue. Can also be due to medications, smok... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Yes: If you are suffering in pain then i would recommend that you be seen by a dentist who can determine the best course of treatment for you.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Yes: But everything in moderation. Using an otc rinse or a prescription Fluoride rinse (5000 ppm) would be fine. Would not recommend using a Fluoride var... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
They don't have to : Be taken with the patient in a lying down position. We typically takes ours with patients sitting up, but if an intra-operative xray is needed, we mi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Im sorry I don't: Quite understand your question. Teeth can develop cracks for numerous reasons - malalignment of teeth, types of foods eaten, occupational, from accid... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Yes: The decay should always be completely removed from the tooth prior to it being filled. A cavity (hole) is what results when the decay is removed from... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Difficult to : Answer without examining the degree of malocclusion. An orthodontist would be best equipped to offer a more realistic treatment recommendation after ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Make sure: You are brushing at least two times a day for at least 2 minutes each time - mechanical toothbrush preferable. Also use a waterpik. Avoid sugary sod... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
It depends : Records need to be taken - models, photographs, x-rays etc. Then the case needs to be treatment planned. Typically it's about 2 weeks but can vary d... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
No: You would need to use a cold sore medication. There are several good over the counter ones available at your local drug store.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
To replace: Missing teeth - either a few or all. To give a patient back a chewing platform with which to eat and function.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
You could: Be flattening your teeth, having pain in your teeth or jaws; jaws feeling tired in the morning when you wake up. I would recommend seeing your denti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
A lot of patients: With ms complain of dry mouth - it is a recognized side effect. I haven't personally had any facial numbness cases but that could also happen i suppo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Yes: It is possible -- if you have impacted teeth that are trying to erupt, malalignment of teeth resulting in a non-ideal bite, or depending on the partic... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Much safer: Than film based x-rays because it utilizes only a fraction of the radiation used in film based. Additionally the ability to adjust the image (lighten... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
LAVA is: The brand proprietary to 3m espe. Many of the leading dental manufacturers have their own brand formulation of ceramics - procera, empress, emax, lum... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Please consult with : Your dentist prior to self-medicating. Not advisable without professional guidance and a thorough health history / medical history eval, which is typ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
For as long as: Your orthodontist has determined appropriate for your particular situation. An ideal treatment result is worth however long it takes. It's typically... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
It's possible but : I don't know of any direct correlation between hyperthyroidism and dental caries. I have read that children with hyperthyroidism are dentally precoci... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Lidocaine: Is probably the most commonly used dental anesthetic. Often a Marcaine block after the extraction will also be administered to keep you numb for a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
You probably: Have a cavity in which the decay is most probably approximating the nerve of the tooth. Consider seeing a dentist as soon as possible for an exam, xr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
As far back as you: Can without gagging yourself, scraping lightly from the back towards the front. Best done twice a day after brushing.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
A better quality: Restoration. Sadly, many insurance companies in their infinite wisdom will still only cover amalgams or downgrade composites to amalgams because it i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
32 years experience
Many ways: For immediate placement - tooth is extracted atraumatically, and provided there is no infection, good quality of bone, etc, the socket can be prepare... Read More

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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
Top Dentist, First Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
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