Banning sugar from your diet is like telling a bird to stop flying. It’s simply impossible to avoid in today’s world, but a negative repercussion of this diet habit is a cavity. When bacteria eats away at the minerals of your tooth, a hole develops, which is called a cavity. And while we believe everything in moderation, we understand that sweet treats are hard to resist. That’s why we offer a few different services to take care of cavities. These services include fillings, root canals and crowns. It’s important to catch cavities as soon as they form, which is why two cleanings a year are advised.
Pain on biting. A lot of the times is a symptoms of microcrack that happened in the tooth. The symptoms need proper diagnosis and treatment.
If you have a cracked tooth, please call us at (212) 673-3700 immediately. This is an emergency dental situation that requires direct attention. We will do our best to accommodate you straightaway and restore your cracked tooth with a filling or a crown.
When bacteria enter the tooth and attempts to decay it, that’s our cue to fill the tooth. A filling is a preventative measure that works against further decay of the tooth by filling the space with tooth-colored materials or porcelain onlays. We never use mercury for fillings in order to ensure a “green” dental practice. To deter future cavities from forming, we use fluoride and sealants and advise a healthy oral regimen at home for the best dental upkeep.
For patients who have a deep cavity, discolored or chipped tooth, bonding is a procedure where a natural-looking tooth made out of glass and plastic replaces the damaged tooth using a high intensity UV light. The procedure is also used for other tooth-colored cosmetic restorations such as filling in gaps.
To achieve a whiter and straighter smile, we recommend veneers. A veneer is a super-thin piece of porcelain that is bonded to the front of your natural tooth using safe adhesive technology. We recommend veneers for the upper front row of your teeth, and sometimes the lower. From start to finish, we work with you every step of the way to ensure the best possible outcome.
Ozone Dental Treatment
During a routine check-up, your dentist will tell you to spit, bite down, open your mouth, and more. But a newer term that might strike your ear is Ozone. This new treatment is simply a tri-atomic oxygen particle that is effective and safe, and can be used in a liquid form (ozonated water) or gas form. One example of how Ozone Therapy can be used is in Periodontal Disease. By using ozonated water to flush below the gum line, Ozone can be used to help treat periodontal disease. The same is true of root canals. Ozone can be used to kill bacteria and promote faster healing.
Used for all procedures requiring minimal anesthesia, less tooth reduction and faster recovery, laser dentistry is the latest dental technology that’s minimally invasive.
With every procedure and dental service, we exert the utmost safety and professionalism so all of our patients feel comfortable and relaxed. We use the safest and most biological materials available to uphold a “green” environment that everyone feels comfortable with. This means we don’t use any silver or acrylic materials and steer away from Chlorine. We promote ozone dentistry and take safety even further by offering dental material compatibility testing for patients who suffer from allergies.
To schedule your appointment contact Dr. Rossinski Dental Health at (212) 673-3700.
In the event a tooth needs to be removed, we use the latest technologies including lasers, to ensure you have the most pleasant experience possible. Our entire staff will do our best to accommodate you before, during and after the procedure.
Implants are titanium cylinders that are used to replace the root of any missing teeth. This surgical procedure involves placing cylinder implants into the jawbone. For proper healing, they are covered for several months before an abutment and crown are placed. To properly prepare for implants, we schedule pre-surgical appointments, and in some cases require medical clearance from your MD. A sufficient amount of bone is necessary for a successful procedure. Therefore, we take plenty of x-rays (radiographs) for verification. If not enough bone is present, we may advise a grafting procedure with an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
Adjunct to oral surgery and implants, a bone graft is a surgical procedure that allows proper regeneration and healing.
In the event where a tooth that has been so damaged that it can't support a filling, we restore the tooth using a crown. A crown is a porcelain replica of the tooth that covers the entire tooth. Other materials can be used for the crown depending on the patient’s preferences, however, we advise porcelain because it is the best color fit to a natural tooth than any other crown option. Whether you need to protect a weak tooth, hold a bridge in place or want to make a cosmetic adjustment, we provide a personalized consultation for all of your crown procedure needs.
For patients experiencing a gap in their teeth due to a missing tooth or teeth, we provide a service for bridges. A dental bridge is comprised of two crowns where one crown is placed on one side of the tooth on one side of the gap, with the other crown placed on the opposite side. In between the crowns, we insert a false tooth so your full smile is returned and you can continue to enjoy a healthy oral lifestyle.
Inlays & Onlays
If you have a tooth where more than 50% of it is missing and the decay is too advanced to treat with a filling, we conduct a procedure for an inlay, onlay or all-porcelain crown. Depending on your unique situation, our experienced dentists will work with you to assess what the best option for you is. In preparation of your visit, we’d like to inform you that inlays and onlays are pieces comprised of gold, composite resin or porcelain that are bonded to the part of the tooth that is damaged, in order to help reconstruct the tooth. For inlays and onlays, we require two appointments to properly complete the procedure. At your fist appointment, the tooth is prepared for the inlay or onlay, and an impression of the tooth is conducted to assure that the fit and bite are expertly customized. Until your next appointment, we will proceed with a temporary restoration on the tooth. During your final appointment, we will remove the temporary restoration and test the inlay or onlay to ensure it fits correctly. Finally, the inlay or onlay is bonded to the tooth and polished so your smile is as beautiful and as bright as ever.
After a severe crack or chip in the tooth, advanced decaying of the tooth, or a strong infection, a root canal procedure is necessary. To avoid further destruction to the teeth, a root canal will take place over two sessions and involve the removal of the damaged tooth. In the first appointment, one of our dentists will help you relax before drilling a small hole into the infected tooth pulp and expertly removing it. To kill bacteria, medication will be inserted and a filling will be placed temporarily. During your second visit, we will remove the temporary filling, clean the area of any remaining infection and then permanently fill the tooth. Because a root canal is an invasive procedure, the tooth oftentimes requires complete restoration, most commonly being a crown.
For patients in need of dentures after the infected teeth have been removed and the gum tissue is healthy, we offer options to suit your personal dental needs. Complete dentures, removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues, are provided when every tooth is missing, while the partial dentures service is used when there are natural teeth remaining. Dentures are custom made to fit easily and comfortably, and we use a new generation of soft denture materials that blend in seamlessly for a picture-perfect smile.
Maintaining a healthy balance in the mouth is a key factor in preventative care, such as tooth fractures, as well as joint and muscle pain in the head and neck. To keep everything in proper alignment, we perform a computerized bite analysis using a T-Scan.
First, there were braces. Now, there’s Invisalign, an advanced orthodontics system that straightens teeth and controls tooth movement using clear aligners that won’t affect your social life. To achieve your most beautiful smile, we take a mold of your mouth, scan it into a computer and tailor a treatment specifically designed for you. To straighten your teeth in as little time as possible, you will wear the aligners for two weeks at a time until completion of the series. This is a popular orthodontic option for patients seeking to straighten their teeth in discretion.
Whitening & Bleaching
Unlike over-the-counter whitening systems that are unreliable and non-affective over time, our in-office whitening procedure will help you get the bright white smile you desire in the safest way possible. We use patented ZOOM! Whitening, a two-hour procedure utilizing an advanced lamp that enhances the whitening of your teeth. For the best results, we recommend three visits. But even after your first experience you will see a major difference in the shade of your smile. Another way to achieve the bright, white smile you see on the Red Carpet, we provide premium teeth bleaching solutions. Perfect for patients who have stains and discoloration on the teeth from habitual coffee and soda drinking or tobacco use, bleaching is a powerful teeth-whitening service. While regular cleanings help keep stains away, bleaching is the best way to blast stains away quickly, safely and effectively. If you’ve experienced an accident leaving a single tooth stained, we can bleach the tooth from the inside out. To maintain a bright smile, we recommend daily brushing and flossing, and teeth cleanings every six months. Whether it’s a home bleaching tray or in-office bleaching service, we work with you one-on-one to help achieve your brightest smile yet.
For proper care of sensitive teeth, we apply de-sensitizing gel. We also provide Ozone treatments and nutritional recommendations to help take care of sensitive teeth.
For patients who feel their dental anxiety is preventing them from getting proper oral care, we have unique protocols for various phobias and concerns. Our approach is both gentle and personal to provide the most diligent care in dental anxiety.
For patient comfort and safety, we provide anesthesia. This is used to prevent pain in your mouth during treatment by numbing tissues in the mouth that transmit pain. If you are prone to sensitivity in the mouth, you may require a topical anesthetic, while more invasive procedures require an injectable anesthetic.
To effectively eradicate harmful bacteria, we recommend a deep cleaning. Unlike a regular cleaning that only focuses on the surfaces of the teeth and between teeth, a deep cleaning goes further to remove bacteria that has collected under the gum line. We use advanced technologies and topical antibiotics like Arestin to effectively address your dental needs.
The first stage of gum disease is inflammation of the gums, commonly known as gingivitis. To treat inflammation, we suggest scheduling regular cleanings and ozone treatments. This also helps prevent the second stage of gum disease, periodontitis. If you do experience periodontitis, we offer Arestin, a topical antibiotic that works to help diseased gums heal faster. For deeper cleanings and gum disease treatment, a numbing agent is used to prevent discomfort. In extreme conditions, we work with the best specialists in every field to ensure you receive the highest level of service. If you experience bleeding of the gums or loose teeth, please schedule an appointment immediately at (212) 673-3700.
Teeth Grinding, Night Guards, & TMJ
If you experience jaw pain, headaches, clicking noises when you open and close your jaw, or feel soreness in your teeth in the morning, you may have TMJ. Teeth grinding can also lead to TMJ, as continuous teeth grinding over time damages the teeth and jaw joint. We advise that you meet with one of our doctors so you can be properly evaluated for signs of grinding or TMJ. A treatment plan will be created for you in order to correct and rehabilitate healthy oral habits. One solution is to use night guards. Similar to how night guards protect the teeth and gum tissue in physical contact sport, night guards help prevent against damage to your teeth. We customize night guards to your individual needs, ensuring the utmost protection to your pearly whites.
For sleepers who experience trouble breathing, you may have sleep apnea. This common sleep disorder causes interruptions in rhythmic breathing patterns and blocks the airway. At 5th Avenue Dental, we craft appliances that help open your airwaves to improve breathing so you sleep safely and soundly.
Oral Cancer Screening & Oral Pathology
During routine check-ups, we always check for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in the mouth, however, we also provide specific oral cancer screening consultations and oral pathology appointments. Our goal with a personalized screening is to identify mouth cancer early on, when it’s easier to reverse. During the screening, our dental hygienists check the mouth for any abnormalities.
Though their origins are unknown, canker sores are common and unfortunately painful unless properly treated. Stress or tissue injury can sometimes cause simple canker sores, while highly acidic or citrus foods also play a role. Whatever the cause, canker sores are bacterial and viral and can lead to increased pain. To eradicate canker sores, we carefully diagnose you to provide the right treatment or medication, laser treatment or palliative treatment.
The perfect option for patients who need proper diagnosis, digital x-rays are a non-invasive, low-radiation way of taking x-rays for proper diagnosis of tooth-related issues. We sometimes use x-rays during cleanings if there is a dental problem that needs further analysis.
To keep teeth and gums healthy, we recommend using gum picks by GUM. These soft rubber tips are perfect for cleaning in between teeth. Flossing should be done daily, so we recommend Reach Total Care by Johnson and Johnson because the floss is soaked in mouthwash for an extra clean taste. With so many toothpastes available, we help narrow it down by recommending a right toothpaste for your mouth, like a three-in-one Fluoridex that includes a fluoride treatment and super-strength desensitizer. And of course, with your toothbrush being an essential tool, we believe Sonicare! Toothbrushes provide the most extensive coverage in the mouth. To learn about more homecare teeth-cleaning tips, contact us at Dr. Rossinski Dental Health at (212) 673-3700.