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Teeth replacement in NYC

NYC Oral Surgeon

Teeth replacement in NYC

Teeth replacement in NYC

If you have one or more missing teeth that you would like to replace, gone are the days when your only options were the serviceable but not ideal fixed bridge or removable partial dentures. Implant dentistry now gives you impressive benefits without any of the downside that is associated with more traditional restorations. With our teeth replacement in NYC, you’re sure to be happy and satisfied with the results.

A dental implant looks and feels a lot like a natural tooth. The reason is that it replaces the entire tooth, root and all. It’s not just a surface solution. It starts with a cylindrical post made of titanium that is placed in your jaw surgically. This is the root portion of the implant. Over a few months, your jaw bone will grow around the post and eventually fuse to it, creating a durable and immovable bond. The second part is a tooth-colored crown that is put on top of the post and then cemented into place. Your facial contours will be preserved and your gum and bone tissue will not atrophy. You can eat and speak confidently with our teeth replacement in NYC. Brush your implant and floss between it and your natural teeth like normal. No problem.

Bridges require that the tooth on either side be drilled down and then have a crown placed on top to securely anchor the bridge. Some patients also find that the bridge is a bit hard to get used to and not quite natural. Partial dentures can be taken out and put back in, held in with adhesive. The concern is that it’s not always a reliable hold. Sometimes it can slide and that leaves you unsure when chewing or speaking. Our teeth replacement in NYC doesn’t share those drawbacks. Dental implants require no adhesive and they don’t affect your surrounding teeth.

About 98% of implants are successful. There are some requirements that must be met. Your gums should be in good condition, and your jaw bone needs to be thick and sufficiently strong to hold the implant. Bone grafting is available to correct even that issue, though. Some other factors, like being diabetic or being a smoker, might prevent you from qualifying for our teeth replacement in NYC, but the best way to find out for sure if it’s right for you is to call us and schedule an exam and consultation.

New York City Dental Implants
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Tooth Extractions in NYC

NYC Oral Surgeon

New York City Oral Surgery

New York City Oral Surgery

When you need tooth extractions in NYC, the best doctor to visit is Elliott Ostro, DMD. Dr. Ostro has his practice conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, and is a board certified Oral Surgeon. His practice is limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry. Our state-of-the-art office and equipment will help ensure that your procedure is performed with minimal discomfort and provide a successful outcome. Our patients receive the best oral medical care available, whether we are performing a simple tooth extraction or an advanced oral surgical procedure.

Tooth extractions in NYC, by Elliot Ostro DMD, can be performed for many reasons. Of course, the first and best option is to try and save the tooth. However, there are times when root canal therapy, fillings or crowns are not sufficient to save a tooth; then it must be extracted. Other reasons a patient may need to have a tooth extracted include: teeth need to be removed to make room for orthodontia; a tooth cannot erupt due to crowding; a tooth is too badly damaged from trauma; a tooth is too badly decayed to be restored; to prevent the spread of a serious infection; or if the patient’s immune system is compromised. Today, using modern anesthetics and sedatives, pulling a tooth can be done with little or no discomfort to the patient.

Tooth extractions in NYC, by Elliot Ostro DMD, are generally performed using local anesthesia. However if more than one tooth is being pulled, or if a tooth is impacted, a general anesthetic may be used. This way you can comfortably sleep during the procedure, and be assured that you will not suffer any discomfort. When a tooth is impacted, the doctor will need to cut away gum and bone tissue that surround the tooth, and then loosen it with forceps. If a tooth is unusually difficult to remove, it may be removed in pieces. After the tooth has been removed, the surgeon will pack a gauze pad into the socket; you will need to bite down to help stop the bleeding. On occasion, the surgeon will use a few self-dissolving stitches to close the gum over the area of the missing tooth. Tooth extraction is generally an easy procedure to tolerate. If you are in need of a tooth extraction, make an appointment today to see Dr. Ostro.

New York City Tooth Extractions
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Oral cancer screenings in Manhattan

Manhattan Dentist

Oral cancer screenings in Manhattan

Oral cancer screenings in Manhattan

It may be tempting in your busy life to skip appointments that do not seem immediately relevant.  For example, if you are not currently experiencing mouth pain or able to see any changes in the general health of your teeth and gums, it may seem permissible to cancel or postpone your regular dental appointment to make room for something else in your jammed schedule.  Problem is, oral cancer screenings which may be performed during a routine dental examination, may be the difference between early detection and treatment or the need for more extensive care.  In many cases, oral cancer may not present symptoms patients will immediately recognize and identify as cancer.  To receive a painless determination, you may opt for oral cancer screenings in Manhattan by Elliott Ostro, DMD.

If you are a cigarette smoker, a tobacco user who also regularly drinks alcohol, have been identified as having human papillomavirus (HPV), are over the age of 40, have had extensive sun exposure or do not have a healthy diet, you are at a higher risk for oral cancer. Oral cancer is also found in twice as many men as women.  If you have a sore or irritation on your mouth or lip, white or red patch in your mouth, difficulty chewing, swallowing or moving your jaw or tongue, or numbness anywhere in your mouth or jaw for more than 2 weeks, an oral cancer screening may be recommended by your dentist or physician.  Elliott Ostro, DMD performs oral cancer screenings in Manhattan and will provide you with a thorough consultation to explain the procedure as well as a comprehensive follow up to review your results and treatment options.

Our professionally and highly trained staff are understanding and compassionate.  We understand you may have feelings of anxiety or stress associated with visiting a dentist in the past and will keep you informed about each phase of your treatment or service in our office.  To schedule oral cancer screenings in Manhattan, call our office at (646) 862-7077 and a friendly and helpful member of our team from the office of Elliott Ostro, DMD will be happy to make your appointment.  We can also be reached for appointment via our website at www.newyorkcity-oralsurgery.com.

New York City Oral Cancer Screenings
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Oral Surgeon in Manhattan

NYC Oral Surgery Office

If you are in need of periodontal surgery, it is good to know that Ellitot Ostro DMD is a fine board-certified oral surgeon in Manhattan. Dr. Ostro’s practice is limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry. It is certainly understandable that the need for periodontal surgery can make you apprehensive, but Dr. Ostro’s practice strives to deliver the most comfortable and successful results; you can feel good

Trusted Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ostro

Trusted Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ostro

knowing that you are under the care of an expert, highly-trained periodontal surgeon. And periodontal surgery is a wonderful alternative to tooth loss!

As your oral surgeon in Manhattan, Elliot Ostro DMD believes in using treatments that are both pain-fee and anxiety-free. In fact, our entire staff is dedicated to making your periodontal surgery experience as comfortable as possible. We answer all of your questions about your periodontal surgery experience, and Dr. Ostro will also discuss any and all treatment options with you. The need for periodontal surgery arises when a patient has periodontal disease. This occurs when the pocket between the tooth and the gum gets filled with bacteria, plaque and tartar. These substance irritate the surrounding tissue, and can cause infection. If this happens, in time the gums can become damaged, and eventually the bone will become damaged as well. At this point you will may well need periodontal surgery. Dr. Ostro is an expert in performing this type of surgery. And, it is this surgery that is often instrumental in saving teeth, eliminating the need for tooth implants or dentures.

Elliott Ostro DMD, your oral surgeon in Manhattan, will recommend periodontal surgery if the bacteria and plaque have travelled so far into the pocket of the tooth that regular a dental cleaning can no longer be effective in debris removal. If the surgery is not done, periodontal disease can cause a painful abscess in the tooth, or simply end up loosening the tooth. If this occurs, the tooth will be lost. However, once periodontal surgery is performed, it is most important that the patient follows care instructions, and provides himself with expert oral care at home. If this is done, chances are very good that the gums will heal correctly and the teeth will be saved. There is no need to fear that periodontal surgery will be painful. Some people do experience minimal soreness in the mouth, but this does not last for more than a day or so. Sometimes there is sensitivity to hot or cold liquids, but that sensation also does not last for long. Periodontal surgery remains a wise choice if recommended by your periodontal surgeon to be a treatment option.

 

New York City Oral Surgery
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

 

 

Periodontal Surgeon in Manhattan

Periodontal Surgeon in Manhattan

As thoroughly as you try to promote your own oral health, there are times when problems occur and you need the expert care of a professional. Periodontal surgery with our periodontal surgeon in Manhattan, Elliot Ostro, DMD, is performed with meticulous care, as well as state-of-the-art equipment used in periodontal and implant techniques. More widespread than most of us realize, periodontal (gum) disease is a progressive condition that can lead to more severe inflammation of your gums. Pocket reduction surgery is a periodontal surgery that helps to reduce the depth of the pockets that collect bacteria.

Periodontal Surgeon in Manhattan

Periodontal Surgeon in Manhattan

We know that any type of surgical procedure can cause certain amounts of anxiety, but as an expert in his field, Dr. Ostro’s success rate speaks for itself. We make it our goal to make sure that you’re comfortable and understand all aspects of your pocket reduction surgery. Dental (periodontal) pockets are areas beneath your gums that collect bacteria. Your gums can become sensitive and inflamed, can bleed while brushing or flossing, and root sensitivity may also become an issue. When left untreated, these pockets can cause some severe issues, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. Pocket reduction surgery is a treatment that helps to reduce the depth of the bacteria-collecting pockets. Our periodontal surgeon in Manhattan normally performs periodontal surgery under a local anesthetic but for additional comfort, additional sedation is available.

Normally a very gentle procedure, periodontal surgery is where your gum tissue is lightly pulled back and all the bacteria, tartar and plaque found there, is removed. Once the bacteria, tartar and plaque are removed, your gum tissue is securely placed back around your teeth with tiny stitches. The stitches may be self-dissolving or may need to be removed during a follow-up appointment, depending on the condition of the area worked on. Your first follow-up appointment will be about a week after your surgery and then three weeks after that. Our periodontal surgeon in Manhattan, along with our dedicated staff, are with you every step of the way, making ourselves available for all questions or concerns.

30 Central Park South, Suite 11D
New York, New York 10019
Phone: (646) 862-7077

Tooth Extractions in New York City

Tooth Extractions

Taking care of any dental concerns is a priority. If you find that you have a cavity, an infect tooth root, exhibit signs of gingivitis, or other conditions, it is imperative that you visit your dentist as soon as possible. Some people can fear the dentist and often feel this way because they are afraid of dental procedures. There is no need to be afraid here in our offices in New York City because you are in good hands here with Elliott Ostro DMD. When it comes to dental procedures, such as tooth extractions, Dr. Ostro handles them with the utmost care.

Tooth Extractions in New York City

Tooth Extractions in New York City

A tooth extraction is no small matter. If a tooth needs to be removed, it is often due to severe decay or infection that can further harm the mouth if left untreated. Decay can spread to adjacent teeth, spread to the jaw bone and cause bone loss, and can also affect your gums as well. Not only that, but it can cause significant pain. When it comes to tooth extractions here at Elliott Ostro DMD’s office in New York City, there is no need to worry about pain. Dr. Ostro can provide you with a quick, easy and painless tooth extraction that will help remove any harm from your mouth, preventing any further damage or discomfort. If you are experiencing localized pain, increased sensitivity while eating hot or cold foods, pain when applying or releasing pressure on your bite while eating or chewing, and experience persistent headaches, then you may have an infected tooth, tooth root or other dental concern. Such a concern should be addressed immediately. If you have any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ostro as soon as possible. Here in our New York City office he will thoroughly examine your mouth and assess the situation.

Once Elliott Ostro DMD has examined your mouth, he will plan your tooth extraction, applying a localized anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable and feel no pain at all during the procedure. Dr. Ostro will safely and securely extract your tooth, making sure that your mouth is free of decay. Once this is done, you can begin to discuss options for filling in the gap. Don’t let a dental condition worsen, visit our New York City dentist Dr. Ostro here in  for a tooth extraction or any other dental procedure you need today.

30 Central Park South, Suite 11D, New York, New York 10019
Phone: (646) 862-7077

Dental Implants, Implant Dentistry in New York City

New York City Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth that you would like to have replaced, dental implants done by Elliot Ostro, DMD, represent the most advanced method available today. They’re safe, effective, and the not only look, but also feel very much like natural teeth do. If your missing teeth is visible (in the front of your mouth), our New York City dental implants will give you back your full smile. But even if it’s a back tooth, missing teeth often lead to shifting teeth and this can cause discomfort and a bite that’s off.

Compared to older and more traditional dental restorations like bridges and dentures, dental implants have some obvious advantages. First, they don’t slide around in your mouth nor do they require the use of messy adhesive to keep them in place. Your surrounding teeth remain unaffected by the placement of our New York City dental implants. Bridges are anchored to the tooth on either side by drilling down those teeth and placing crowns on them. With dental implants, you keep your remaining teeth intact.

How do dental implants work? First, you must be considered a good candidate for having one. This means that your gums must be in generally good health and that your jaw bone must be strong enough to hold the implant, a titanium rod that is inserted into it. Over the course of a few months, your bone grows around the implant causing it to fuse. This makes it both strong and permanent. But what if your jaw bone isn’t strong enough? Bone grafting, in which bone is harvested from elsewhere on your body and used to bolster your jaw bone, makes it possible for you to benefit from our New York City dental implants regardless. Personal habits like smoking and certain diseases such as diabetes can also affect your qualifications for dental implants. Dr. Ostro will discuss this with you. Once your implant is securely fused, a tooth-colored crown will be cemented on top to complete the process. The rate of success for dental implants is about 98%, so you can feel confident in choosing them.

Oral Surgeon in NYC

NYC Oral Surgery

We know that most dental surgeries, from dental implants to wisdom teeth extractions, are planned and scheduled procedures with our oral surgeon in NYC, Elliott Ostro DMD. We are well aware, however, that situations arise where unscheduled dental emergencies become an issue and we still want to be here for you when we can. Many dental emergencies, especially toothaches, happen during the night, and when you wake up in pain, or are experiencing another urgent dental situation, we will make every attempt to see you the following weekday.

10019 Oral Surgery Emergency

10019 Oral Surgery Emergency

We understand that painful or unsightly dental emergencies such as an abscessed tooth, broken dental crown, or fractured tooth, always seem to happen at the most inopportune times. Aside from the pain it causes, swelling and broken teeth can also make it uncomfortable to leave the house when you may have an important meeting or presentation that can’t be rescheduled. When a true emergency situation occurs, our oral surgeon in NYC urges you to call our emergency phone number for help and instructions. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible and evaluate the urgency of your situation. We do whatever we can to schedule same day tooth extractions whenever possible in any urgent situation.

Our oral surgeon in NYC also urges you to make an appointment with your regular dentist twice a year to make sure everything is in good shape. We know that some dental emergencies can’t be avoided but routine appointments with your dentist, along with regularly scheduled cleanings, will keep your teeth in great condition. The best remedy is prevention, of course, and catching problems before they actually become emergencies is the ideal way to avoid unexpected costs with tooth extraction or other oral surgery emergencies. If you should find yourself in an emergency dental situation however, don’t delay reaching out to us, and please don’t try to treat yourself at home. Dr. Ostro will explain that teeth don’t fix themselves and there is nothing that takes care of pain as quickly as eliminating the source of it.

Oral Surgery Emergencies NYC
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077