GENERAL DENTISTRY

• WHITE FILLINGS
• EXAMS
• X-RAYS
• EXTRACTIONS
• DENTURES
• CLEANINGS

​• DENTAL HYGIENE




DENTAL HYGIENE


DENTAL HYGIENE

X-Rays


• SMILE DESIGN
• BONDING
• WHITE FILLINGS
• CLEAR CORRECT
• TEETH WHITENING
• PORCELAIN VENEERS
• LIP AUGMENTATION
• BOTOX
• DERMAL FILLERS


chewing ability, the jaw joint, and shifting teeth, all which can majorly impact dental health. To avoid these complications we'll discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

​      After the extraction, some bleeding may occur. This can easily be remedied by placing a piece of moist gauze over the empty tooth socket and biting down firmly for 45 minutes.
      An important part of the healing process is the clotting phase. To avoid dislodging the clot, the patient should avoid rinsing or spitting for 24 hours post extraction, and well as avoid using a straw, drinking hot liquids, and smoking. Icing the area for 10 minutes at a time is recommended to minimize swelling, and the patient my use non-prescription pain relief medications like ibuprofen as needed.  After the extraction, the patient should avoid brushing the teeth near the extraction site for one day. After that, they can resume gentle cleaning. Beginning 24 hours after the extraction, the mouth should be rinsed with salt water (1/2 teaspoon in a cup of water) after meals and before bed.
      Dry socket occurs when a blood clot fails to form in the socket where the tooth has been extracted or the clot has been dislodged. This significantly delays healing. Following our post extraction instructions will reduce the chances of developing dry socket. Dry socket manifest as a dull throbbing pain, which doesn’t appear until three or four days after the extraction. The pain can be moderate to severe and radiate from the extraction area. If this occurs we will treat the pain as needed with topical medication.
      After a tooth has been extracted, there will be a resulting hole in the jawbone. In time, this will smooth and fill in with bone.
      Regular checkups and cleanings can help avoid the need for an extraction, but should one be indicated, we have the tools and technology to make it a simple and hassle free process. 

Cleanings


• A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and gums have healed.
• An immediate denture is molded and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
      An upper denture has acrylic, typically flesh toned, covering the roof of the mouth; while a lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue. The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain, or a combination of the two. Partial dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodontically treated teeth, and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a secure fit.
      Over time, dentures will wear down and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. Naturally, alignment will slowly change as bone and gum ridges recede due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular examinations are still important for denture wearers so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or significant change.
      Be sure to wash dentures after eating, gently clean them daily, and allow them to soak overnight in a denture soaking solution. This will keep dentures clean and free of stains, which ultimately will insure that the patient’s smile is looking its very best! 

Cavities are the most common dental ailment, and when detected early, they are easily fixed with a white filling. A filling is designed to seal a small hole in the tooth that is caused by decay. The filling prevents the decay from spreading further, the goal being to avoid the decay reaching the nerve, in which case, the patient would need a root canal treatment. 

A patient may need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Extractions are indicated for severe tooth decay, advanced periodontal disease, poor positioning in the mouth, or in preparation for orthodontia.
      The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems with 

Dental Hygiene


Exams


Dentures


provide ideal conditions for bacteria to grow and multiply. This growth can lead to tooth decay, gum disease,
and in some cases it can influence systemic diseases. Performed in tandem with a routine dental examination,
a professional cleaning can go a long way toward controlling these issues. A teeth cleaning is also a good opportunity for us to take a closer look at the patient’s oral health in general, and check for more specific problems.
      Everyone’s teeth are a different, so cleanings are tailored to our patient’s particular needs. However, most cleanings follow a similar pattern. First, one of our skilled dental hygienists will do an examination to evaluate the health of the oral tissues. Then the cleaning will take place using either an ultrasonic scaler or metal instruments to remove the plaque and other buildup from the tooth surfaces. The ultrasonic scaler is a hand-held tool that vibrates at a very high frequency. Hardened deposits are broken up by the rapid movement of the tip, which does no damage to the tooth. A constant stream of liquid serves to cool the tip and aid in plaque removal; while simultaneously washing away the debris. If the patient’s teeth are sensitive, using hand-held instruments may be more comfortable. Finally, the teeth are polished with a low-speed rotary brush fitted with a soft rubber tip. A slightly gritty, toothpaste-like gel is applied, and the tip spins around; polishing the teeth, making them smooth, and giving them a brilliant shine.
      This regular maintenance will aid in avoiding extreme dental procedures,  will help maintain a healthy foundation for continued oral health, and of course serve to enhance the patient’s beautiful smile! 

The first step is a clinical examination including x-rays to determine the extent of the decay. If we determine that a filling is necessary, we will proceed as follows: The tooth is anesthetized, and the decayed area of the tooth is removed, usually with a dental drill. After removing the decay, the remaining tooth structure is roughened or “etched” with a mild acidic solution. Finally, translucent dental cement is applied to bond the tooth and the filling material together.
      A cavity filling is a simple, outpatient procedure, and it is the most effective way to avoid root canals, tooth extractions, and other more invasive treatments. 

• FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCT
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• IMPLANTS
• GUN DISEASE
• BRACES
• CROWNS
• BRIDGES

• ROOT CANAL

XRays are a critical part of a dental exam because they allow us to see a complete image of our patient’s mouth. At Dental Group New York, we use state of the art digital imaging to eliminate radiation exposure. A set of XRays is the only way to see a 360 degree view of the mouth, helping us to pinpoint problems before they are visible to the naked eye.

 

At Dental Group New York, we feel that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Proper dental hygiene at home, and regular cleanings is the best way to limit the need for more invasive dental procedures. Our dentists are happy to review proper dental hygiene practices with all of our patients to insure that they are getting out ahead of cavities, tooth decay, and even more serious issues. 

A denture is a dental prosthetic that is inserted into the mouth to replace natural teeth and provide support for the cheeks and lips. It is designed to look and function like natural teeth and can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways:

Extractions


​In conjunction with proper at home dental hygiene, it is important to have teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Overtime, teeth build up a layer of plaque and tarter that are very difficult to remove without special tools. When these deposits are allowed to remain on the tooth surfaces, they 

At Dental Group New York we listen to you concerns, and perform a comprehensive evaluation of your needs. Depending on the nature of the visit, the patient’s exam could include a cleaning, XRays, and more, if attention needs to be paid to specific issues. We offer a wide variety of services from 

White Fillings


• PORCELAIN VENEERS
• SMILE DESIGN
• GUM REGENERATION
• LIP AUGMENTATION
• BOTOX
• DERMAL FILLERS
• TEETH WHITENING

The first step is a clinical examination including x-rays to determine the extent of the decay. If we determine that a filling is necessary, we will proceed as follows: The tooth is anesthetized, and the decayed area of the tooth is removed, usually with a dental drill. After removing the decay, the remaining tooth structure is roughened or “etched” with a mild acidic solution. Finally, translucent dental cement is applied to bond the tooth and the filling material together.
      A cavity filling is a simple, outpatient procedure, and it is the most effective way to avoid root canals, tooth extractions, and other more invasive treatments. 

General DENTISTRY