Family Dentistry Westchester NY
Our Family Dentistry services in Westchester NY
Regular teeth cleaning is one of our most important family dentistry services. It is important to do every 6 months to maintain proper oral hygiene as important as keeping the rest of your body healthy.
Eventually, patients become more trusting as we help people restore their natural smiles and return them to optimal dental health.
What will happen with my teeth cleaning? Will I get a thorough examination?
At your examination and teeth cleaning, you will receive a thorough examination of your teeth and gums as well as the inside of your mouth and throat.
Comprehensive Oral Evaluation.
Sleep Apnea | Snoring
1 in 5 Americans suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Dentists with advanced training in sleep medicine are now screening for the disease and referring out for medical evaluation.
Mandibular Advancing Devices are designed and overseeing by the trained Dentist
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says:
“…Oral Appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea who prefer them to CPAP therapy, or who don’t respond to, are not appropriate candidates for, or who fail in treatments attempts with CPAP.
Why Treat Sleep Apnea?
Read more about Sleep Apnea treatment
Gum Disease Treatment
The type of gum disease treatment used will depend on the stage and type of gum disease you have.
A thorough, deep cleaning or “scaling” below the gum line can remove microbial plaque and calculus deposits that often cause bacterial growth and bone loss.
If gum pockets are deep, surgery may be required. Our dentists can also use antibiotic therapy to treat certain forms of gum disease.
Safe & Effective Gum Disease Care with Our Family Dentistry Solutions
Our meticulous Family dentistry service in Gum Disease treatment entails a thorough exam using a periodontal probe to determine if you have any breakdown in gum tissue or if any pockets have developed between your teeth and gums.
Our dentists may also take X-rays to determine if there has been any bone loss below the surface of the gums.
Gum Disease: Symptoms
Persistent bad breath
Shifts in the way your teeth fit together
Bleeding, receding, or swollen gums
If you have any of these symptoms, start gum disease treatment right away. Contact our office to arrange a periodontal exam.
Tooth extraction is necessary when all attempts of saving the tooth have failed.
How common is a tooth extraction?
Once our adult teeth are in place, many different factors can lead to their extraction. Your dentist will always strive to preserve a healthy tooth but sometimes the only option is to get it removed.
Reason for a tooth extraction?
The dentist will consider all other options, such as a filling, root canal, or crown, though in some cases the decay has progressed beyond the point of saving the tooth.
If a tooth is compromising the health of a neighboring tooth, due to overcrowding in the gum, your dentist may elect to extract one to give the other the space it needs.
This is mostly found in wisdom teeth, our third molar. As this is the last of our adult teeth to come through, sometimes there is not enough space in the jawbone, and it becomes impacted under the gum line.
Occasionally, a fragment of a baby or adult root can remain in the gum and only emerge later. This is easily removed with a simple extraction.
If a patient has elected to have implant surgery, the tooth must first be removed, to vacate the space in preparation for the post to be implanted.
Need a tooth extraction? Need a second opinion before you remove one of your teeth. Call us or make an appointment online.
Root Canal Treatment
If you have a deep infection, decay or trauma that impacts the pulp of the tooth — the soft tissue inside your tooth’s root canal — you might need a root canal treatment.
What are the symptoms that may suggest that I need a root canal treatment?
Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
Darkening of the tooth
Tender or bleeding gums
Recurring pimple on the gums near the tooth
Persistent bad breath
In some cases, patients don’t have any symptoms and the infection or inflammation is detected during a routine exam. It is essential to have routine dental exams with X-rays and cleaning two times per year, or as recommended by Dr. Carlos Garzon.
Additional Family Dentistry Services in Buchanan Dental Arts Westchester, NY
We also offer specialized treatments for you, such as Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Furthermore, Dr. Carlos Garzon is an Emergency Dentist.
The team at Buchanan Dental Arts would be happy to meet with you to create a personalized plan for your Family Dentistry care. We look forward to meeting you.
Composite fillings are also known as ‘white fillings’ or ‘cosmetic fillings’ and are now what most people choose over traditional amalgam fillings.
More than ever, the Composite or “white filling” is the preferred choice of patients, because the material blends with the natural tooth color and is typically more durable than silver.
Technically, the material bonds well with the natural tooth and can help to prevent fractures. White fillings do not darken teeth, improving the appearance of your smile and the material used makes the tooth less sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
If you are interested in composite fillings make an appointment to see the dentist. We will advise you on whether it is safe to remove your amalgam fillings. If you are about to get a new filling, you can request to have a composite filling.
A Dental Bridge is so-called because it is a replacement tooth, supported by the teeth on either side. These teeth are referred to as the abutments, like the opposing pillars which support a bridge, hence the name. Neighboring teeth are filed slightly, in preparation for supporting the bridge, to create a surface that the replacement tooth can successfully adhere to.
What are the benefits of Dental Bridges?
When a tooth is lost, through decay, or suddenly from an unexpected impact, there are a number of options open to the patient. Often the dentist will create a temporary denture, to cover the gap and allow the socket to heal.
This allows time to consider options and choose the right replacement. A bridge is a superior option, but one that is relatively affordable. As a fixed tooth replacement option, it is not removed for cleaning and remains permanently in the mouth.
How do I decide if I have a Dental Bridge or Dental Implants?
Your dentist will explain the different tooth replacements available to you, and help you understand the cost, shelf life, and maintenance requirements. Because each option can require multiple appointments, oftentimes the patient has a healing period, as the socket from the lost tooth closes over. This provides some time for the patient to choose, during which they have a partial denture or temporary bridge to close the space.
For getting more information about dental bridges, please book an appointment.
Dentures are a great option for patients with significant tooth loss and require minimal day-to-day care and maintenance.
Many patients that have dentures have decided that they do not want dental implants. However, some people become tired of dentures and look for something more permanent and make the change to dental implants.
Partial Dentures: A temporary or long-term solution
Partial Dentures can be a temporary or long-term solution for patients who have lost one, or several teeth due to injury or decay. They are perfectly sculpted to fill the gap that’s been created by the missing tooth or teeth and blend precisely with your natural teeth.
Looking to replace missing teeth with a dental bridge or partial denture? Call us and book an appointment.
Dental crowns are one of the most commonly used dental restoration techniques in the US today used to replace missing teeth. Every year about 15 million people in the U.S.A. have crown or bridge replacements.
What are dental crowns made of?
Crowns can be made of different materials, depending on the patient’s preference. Often people want their crown to look exactly like other teeth, and sometimes they want it to stand out from its neighbors. Crowns can be made of a variety of different materials, such as:
Or a compound of these materials.
How long does a dental crown last?
Dental crowns can be expected to last anything from 5 to 25 years. This is based on the lifestyle of the patient and how well you care for your crown. With good oral hygiene, flossing, and regular checkups, your dental crown can last for many years.
Looking to discuss dental crowns to replace missing teeth?
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