'The problem is, not all of these sores are actually caused by the accidental bite,' Dr. Reshad said. 'This canker or cold sore could have appeared before the bite, and that is how the patient discovered it.'
Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
Two of Woodland Hills’ top cosmetic dentists, Dr. Mamaly Reshad and Dr. Saj Jivraj of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, deal with serious and complicated dental problems: cancer, missing teeth, diseased gums and complex oral surgery.
So patients can be reluctant to bring up what they deem as small problems, such as sores left from biting their lip or gums.
“The problem is, not all of these sores are actually caused by the accidental bite,” Dr. Reshad said. “This canker or cold sore could have appeared before the bite, and that is how the patient discovered it.”
Dr. Reshad and Dr. Jivraj want to offer these five tips of what to do if you bite your tongue or lip and develop (or discover) a canker or cold sore:
1. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water or apply ice.
2. If a sore develops, try applying a mixture of hydrogen peroxide or baking soda and water.
3. If a canker sore lingers more than two weeks, check with your doctor about a vitamin B12 or folate deficiency.
4. If a cold sore lingers more than two weeks, check with your doctor about whether antiviral medication could help you.
5. See your dentist. People who frequently bite their lips, cheek or tongue may have misaligned teeth (natural or prosthetic).
“Most people consider these incidents minor,” Dr. Jivraj said, “but they could be the first signs of a major problem.”
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad are award-winning prosthodontists. They are specialists in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Both are former chairmen of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section. They also are international lecturers and published authors.
Dr. Jivraj earned his degree at the University of Manchester in his native England. He received advanced prosthodontic training at the USC School of Dentistry. He has published numerous articles on aesthetic and implant dentistry in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented on implant dentistry and advanced prosthodontic procedures nationally and internationally.
Dr. Jivraj is co-author of the textbook “Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry,” which is used around the world. He is on the editorial board of the highly prestigious Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and is associate clinical editor for Dental Teamwork magazine.
He currently holds a faculty position as an associate clinical professor at the USC School of Dentistry, clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and is on the board of directors for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Jivraj was voted “Best of USA” by his peers in 2008.
Dr. Reshad, a fellow prosthodontist, is an internationally known expert in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics and implant dentistry.
Dr. Reshad trained at Kings College Dental School followed by the Eastman Dental Institute in London.
Dr. Reshad is on the editorial board for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is an honorary clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute and a member of the faculty of the Global Institute for Dental Education.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has been offering quality dental care treatments since 1996. The team specializes in implant, prosthodontic, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. It also offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., respectively.
The Oxnard location, at 2821 North Ventura Road, Bldg H, has 3,600 square feet encompassing six treatment rooms, a fully in-house dental lab and a state-of-the-art teaching center, according to Anacapa Dental Art Institute founder Dr. Saj Jivraj.
The on-site teaching center includes a high-tech suite where other dentists can observe patient treatments. Courses have been arranged for dentists from Japan, China, India and South America.
The Woodland Hills office, at 6325 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, No. 513, is 1,500 square feet and it features an in-house dental lab catering to patients in and around Los Angeles.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has a staff of 11, which includes the two prosthodontists, a root canal specialist, a general dentist, two hygienists, three dental assistants and two receptionists.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute provides the following procedures:
● All-on-4 dental implants
● All on Six (All on 6) dental implants
● Mini dental implants
● New smile in a day
● Teeth in an Hour
● Full mouth reconstruction
● Teeth whitening
● Invisalign teeth straightening
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)
Those looking for a Malibu cosmetic dentist or hoping to find a dentist to serve all their dental needs can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at Dentalimplantsventura.com or call the Oxnard office at (805) 604-5811 or the Woodland Hills office at (818) 839-7419.