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Dr. Saleh Elahwal

Endodontics
BROOKLYN, NY
36 years experience male

Locations

DENTAL ART CARE

BROOKLYN, NY

Address

481 83RD STREET, BROOKLYN, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(718) 748-9400

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Saleh Elahwal is an analytical, compassionate dentist treating patients in Brooklyn and Greater New York City. He strives to find solutions for her patients no matter their financial situation, and applies his sense of humor and personable demeanor to make patients feel as though they are visiting a friend. Originally from Cairo, Dr. Elahwal began his medical education at Cairo University. He then travelled to New York to further his dental education, where he completed a two-year residency. Dr. Elahwal has received special training in placing implants, treating sleep apnea and Temporo-Mandibular Joint issues, and in forensic dentistry, for which he holds a diploma from the American Board of Forensic Dentistry. Patients visiting his office can receive general dental consultations, cleanings, extractions, and crowns and dentures. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Elahwal serves as president of the Arab American Human Rights Association. In his free time, he enjoys travel, exploring new authentic foods, and spending time with his family.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Endodontics

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
140 Agrees
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Cyanosis????: How is her/his breathing . Is there any other symptoms like headache, chest pain or any other symptoms. Is she/he taking any medications right now.Di... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Mouth ulcers: How long you have been having this ulcer and where in the mouth , tongue, lip floor of the mouth , palate or gums.I advise you to get a checkup . Ulc... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Eating moldcheese: You may be able to prevent two of the most common diseases of modern civilization, tooth decay (caries) and periodontal (gum) disease, simply by impro... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Normal : It is normal . They call them circumvalliate papillae . They may be prominent in your situation . Nothing to worry about , .
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Taste buds : They are taste buds or circumvalliate papillae
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
No: Pulling out one tooth or several ones is the same under anesthesia . Post operative discomfort is the same but instead of being in one spot is goin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
It varies: It depends on the situation . I.E the degree of impaction if the teeth are impacted and so on.. There is no specific time really sit for the procedure... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
No : Extracting wisdome teeth is like any other dental procedure performed or done under anesthesia . Oral surgeons are trained for the procedure and the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Burned tongue: Orajel could be used anywhere in the mouth .But it is only temporary till you see your dentist for the proper diagnosis and treatment .The prolonged u... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Normal : It is common . Sometimes after a person gets cleaning to remove tartar from around teeth . They become little sensitive for few days and they go back ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
A metallic taste : Common conditions that can cause this situation include but not limited to ..Dehydration, dry mouth, smoking. Or infections .. Like common cold, flu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Thick saliva: Is that a recent situation or you have been going through this situation for a while? Have you ever been diagnosed with sleep apnea ? And if it is som... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Implants: I would recommend if you pay your dentist a visit and ask him to take an x ray and examine the implant site . If everything looks fine . It is ok to ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Normal: Prilosec (omeprazole is a drug prescribed to deal with git ulcers and acid re-flux. Like many drugs, taking that medicine could be accompanied with so... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Yes : Splint and physical therapy are part of the treatment not all the treatment . You should have a full and detailed examination for full assessment if t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Halitosis : Halitosis or bad breath could be the results of various factors .. It ranges from just the presence of the biofilm or dental plaque to systemic diseas... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Stay away : Mumps is a highly contagious disease . A person who is infected with mumps will feel tired and pain in the jaws due to the swelling of the salivary gl... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Laminates: Ceramic laminates are highly indicated in situations like that for the front teeth . Also zirconia crowns for the back ones . That it after careful e... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Is it generalized: You have mentioned sensitivity to hot and cold . Is it generalized or localized? Like is it only one tooth or all around .? The approach to the proble... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Sore throat: Apparently you have some viral or bacterial infection or tonsillitis . Get yourself checked by your primary care dr. For the proper diagnosis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Yes: Chlorhexidine gluconate mouth rinse or Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a mouth rinse prescribed to be use for mouth rinsing twice a day . You cou... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Directions : I think you are flossing vigorously . In your next periodic recall dental cleaning ask the hygienist for the proper way to floss.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Root canal traetment: Having a temporary filling after a root canal treatment is not going to stop you from having a glass of wine .Just be careful not to loose the tempora... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Gargle with warm sal: Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort: gargle at least once each hour with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt dissolved in 8 fl... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Go to ENT: Do you have fever, fatigue? Could be viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and mononucleosis.Or others things .Check for signs of mono (mono spot test) and ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
TOOTH BRUSH AND COLD: Recent studies had proved that it is unnecessary to toss tooth brushes if a person is suffering from strep throat or cold. You only get rid of them i... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Growing gum: What you have could be what we call pericoronitis or the inflammation of the gum tissue around the coronal portion of the partially impacted third mol... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Finish medicine: Just have in mind that you have to finish the entire course of antibiotic to avoid creating a new strand of micro organisms resistant to Amoxicillin ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Orthodontia: Your teeth situation could be resolved via any options of orthodontia . Fixed or removable appliances.. Invisalign or braces . Please discuss all opti... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
White spots on gums: How long they have been there .Are they painful . Can you scrape it or not .Please be checked by a dentist who deals with oral medicine or even a regu... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
After: After pulling out the tooth. It is vital to follow instructions given to you by the oral surgeon.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Root canal treatment: Doing root canal to a tooth by opening a hole in a crown definitely well compromise the well fare of the bridge to a certain degree . It depends on h... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Gum swelling: Try gargling with 3% hydrogen peroxide and warm water .Avoid alcohol and hot and spicy food for now also easy on smoking if you are a smoker.And i rec... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Headaches: I think you should be evaluated for ;possible TMJ disorders.
A female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
TMJ disorders: Even though you were 100% healthy or headache free before you had the root canal done .. Your symptoms somehow not related to root canal treatment . Y... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Dysgeusia : There are many reasons for changing the sense of taste in the mouth . It could be due to using antihistamine or antibiotics medications . Also it c... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Yes: Some patients desire to be asleep while under dental treatment procedures . A dentist could sedate them using oral medications or sweet gas or even i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Yes: A licesend dentist could prescribe pain killers to his/her patients
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Yes: Dentist could prescribe antibiotics to his patients . Cephalexin is one of them . So the answer is yes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Tmj disorders : Apparently you are suffering from TMJ disorders . You might be a bruxer or you are grinding your teeth while asleep or you are a clincher . Get your ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Stop using it: When you have allergy towards anything you should avoid using it . Please consult with your dentist to see which tooth paste is appropriate for your ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Candida or!??: It could be candidiasis , pemphigus vulgaris , pemphigoid or acute herpatic gingivostomatitis .. Do you have fever ,headache and malaise .. Please ge... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
It depends: Replacing missing teeth after extractions depends on a lot of factors . Please get a checkup and your dentist will definitely discuss all options with... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Other way around : I think it is the other way around ..Some of our teeth are very close to the floor of the sinuses ..Where the bone there is very thin .. When there i... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Go to the dentist : I think the best and logical way of doing it is to get a comprehensive examination detailed one with a road MAP . Meaning doing the short term plan th... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Normal: Any pain or inflammation and fever or headache .. If there is no other symptoms like that . It is ok . It is just a normal healing process .. Observe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
TMJ disorder: I suggest if you get checked by a dentist with good training in the TMJ field . Feeling water in the ears, buzzing in the ears, clicking or grating ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Second opinion: Please get that tooth checked again for peri apical pathosis or it could be the periodontal situation . The tissue around the tooth .X ray and periodo... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
TMJ problems: Buzzing or ringing in the ears are common with people who are suffering from TMJ disorders. Please get a checkup by a well trained dentist in that fi... Read More

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Mar 17, 2013
Dr. Saleh Elahwal is a caring ,knowledgable and dedicated professional .I Iendorse this doctor.
Mar 21, 2015
Great Doc!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Elahwal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am having my mother take me to the er. The pain has increased and is in the gum, tooth and nerves. I have no insurance and no dentist.
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Im light skinned, and they have been there for a while. I just want to it to leave so my the corners can look Clean.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for answering my question. I don't have any other symptoms.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

NYU
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

nyu
Completed 1989

Awards

Top Dentist, Second Place, Manhattan Region - Spring
2014
Top Endodontist, First Place, New York - Spring
2017
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Sleep Dental Medicine
Member- American Academy of General Dentistry
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