Category Archives: Tooth Extraction

TMJ Treatment NYC

TMJ Dentist in NYC

TMJ Treatment NYC

TMJ Treatment NYC

Sick and tired of hearing that popping, clicking sound? Of course you are. But it’s been going on so long, you might not even notice it as much. Of course, everyone else definitely does. These sounds are red flags that are byproducts of a jaw condition known as TMJ. If it’s also paired with persistent pain, it’s time to see a professional. You won’t find a better one than Elliot Ostro. Head over as soon as possible for first-rate TMJ treatment NYC.

What’s the source of that discomforting sound, anyway? We’re getting to that part. The development of TMJ occurs when the bones (or parts of them) interact with the joint are layered in cartilage, separated by a small shock-absorbing disk—responsible for maintaining smooth movement. Pain can kick into TMJ if any of the following happens: the joint is damaged by an impact or a blow, arthritis damages the joint’s cartilage, the disk is misaligned or erodes. Some people are more susceptible than others to developing this nagging condition. Some of the highest risk factors include: various forms of arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis), jaw injury, long-term cleaning or grinding of teeth, and connective tissue diseases which create problems within the temporomandibular joint. Maybe your eyes glazed over by the time the third multisyllabic term came into play. Totally understandable. For further clarification (or for treatment) don’t hesitate to contact a professional to finally be done with this discomfort. Head over to Elliot Ostro’s office. And take a giant step toward TMJ treatment NYC.

Sound good? Our patients certainly think so. Now the ball is unquestionably in your court. Step up to the plate and swing away—in other words, pick up the phone and call us. After speaking to Elliot Ostro’s staff, schedule an appointment to be well on your way to TMJ treatment NYC.

Elliott Ostro DMD
30 Central Park South, Suite 2C
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Manhattan Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth extractions in Manhattan

Manhattan teeth extractions

Manhattan teeth extractions

Everyone needs dental care, and aside from routine examinations and check ups, some individuals, if not all of them, need some kind of dental work at one point or another in their lives. Many individuals express or experience difficulties when it comes to the development of their teeth. Some people may need braces, other individuals may need to have teeth removed, where as many people experience impacted wisdom teeth or wisdom teeth are crooked and need to be removed as well. If you happen to require Manhattan teeth extractions, and our expert dentist Elliott Ostro DMD can easily provide you with the comprehensive care and attention that you need in order to improve your dental health.

Some people need to have teeth removed because they are getting ready to undergo some kind of orthodontic work, because they have experience significant tooth decay and the tooth itself cannot be salvaged, or because a tooth has been damaged beyond repair. In other cases, impacted teeth need to be removed for the begin to affect the other teeth in your mouth. This often happens with wisdom teeth. For the most part, humans no longer really need to use wisdom teeth which were once used to grind certain types of food. As the human brain grew slowly over time, the human jaw became smaller in order to accommodate for the growing size of the brain. As a result, there became a much smaller amount of space available for certain teeth, namely wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are known by this name because they generally developed during the ages between 18 and 21, if not later on in life. Wisdom teeth can often come in impacted or crooked because of this change in the size of the average human jaw. As impacted teeth grow and develop, they can severely affect the teeth that you already have, causing severe dental crowding and intensive oral pain. In this case, you will need to have your teeth removed, so if you need any Manhattan teeth extractions, then our dentist Elliott Ostro DMD can help. The procedure used to remove wisdom teeth will differ depending on the stage of development that your teeth are currently in. Some wisdom teeth may be removed before they even erupt from the gums, which is preferable when it comes to impacted wisdom teeth, but even individuals whose wisdom teeth are not crooked might need to have them removed in order to prevent the likelihood of developing tooth decay or gum disease.

Taking care of your dental health is essential, and sometimes in order to do so you need to remove some of your teeth. With the help of our expert dentist Elliott Ostro DMD you can get any Manhattan teeth extractions that you need in order to improve your overall oral health.

30 Central Park South, Suite 2C
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Tooth Extractions in New York City

Pulling Teeth in Manhattan

Tooth Extractions in New York City

Tooth Extractions in New York City

One of the most dreaded dental procedures for patients is having a tooth pulled or extracted. You may avoid going to your dentist altogether because of this fear. However, at the dental office of Elliott Ostro DMD, you will receive the best dental care using the most advanced techniques, equipment, and materials. Dr. Ochoa is a highly experienced oral surgeon who specializes in tooth extractions in New York City, as well as cosmetic dentistry and will be sure to make your entire experience in extraction and replacement is as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.

There are several reasons why a tooth may have to be extracted. Of course, Dr. Ostro will make every effort to repair and restore your tooth. However, sometimes an extraction is unavoidable. This may be due to severe tooth damage or trauma. For example, teeth affected by advanced gum (periodontal) disease may need to be pulled. Malpositioned or non-functioning teeth may need to be extracted by your dentist in order to avoid possible complications that may result in an eventual, negative impact on your oral teeth. For orthodontic treatment, such as braces, teeth may need to be extracted to make space for improved teeth alignment. Also, extra teeth, also referred to as supernumerary teeth, will be pulled so that they don’t block other teeth from erupting. Teeth are pulled either by simple extraction, which are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, or by surgical extraction. Once your teeth extraction in New York City is complete, however, you may very well be interested in replacing it. An option for replacing missing teeth is with a cosmetic and restorative dental procedure. Dental implants, for example, are titanium cylinders that are surgically placed in your jaw to serve as an artificial tooth root. This method allows us to avoid placing a dental bridge, which can weaken the adjacent natural teeth. Since dental implants are practically indistinguishable from your natural teeth, and since they do not alter the structure and integrity of the adjacent teeth, an implant it the next best thing to your natural tooth.

If it is decided that your tooth is beyond repair and restoration, then a tooth extraction in New York City may be the best option to ensure your oral health. Regardless of the exact reason for you tooth extraction, Dr. Ostro is highly experienced in both simple and surgical extractions as well as dental implants. This ensures the entire form, function, and beauty of your mouth is taken care of, from extraction to replacement. So whether you require our services to remove a tooth, to replace a tooth, (or both!) please call our office or consult our website for more information.

30 Central Park South, Suite 2C
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 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

 

 

Elliott Ostro DMD

Elliott Ostro DMD

When it comes to oral surgery, it is important that you work with a skilled and experienced professional who can provide you with the highest quality treatment for your needs. The benefits of quality oral surgery are far too important to accept anything less than the best. That is why you should put your oral surgery needs in the hands of Elliott Ostro DMD. He has the experience and expertise necessary to ensure that you reap all the rewards of high quality oral surgery.

Surgical Tooth Extractions - Midtown Manhattan

Surgical Tooth Extractions – Midtown Manhattan

At the practice of Elliott Ostro DMD, we provide a number of different services depending upon the needs of our patients. One of the key services we provide is tooth extractions. Sometimes, treatments such as root canal therapy are not successful in saving a tooth, and it needs to be removed in order to keep your mouth and teeth as healthy as possible. Thankfully, this procedure is relatively painless, thanks to our use of anesthetics. We’ll use the right tools and techniques to make sure that we keep your teeth healthy without subjecting you to any major discomfort. Once a tooth is extracted, you may want a dental implant in its place. Even if you haven’t had a tooth extracted, and have merely lost one or more due to other reasons, dental implants can still be of major benefit to you. At our practice, this is just another one of the services which we offer. However, due to insufficient bone mass, some people are not good candidates for dental implants. Through bone grafting, we can correct this problem so that you will be able to properly receive dental implant treatment. We also perform periodontal surgery, which can be very important, since gum disease is among the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.

At the practice of Elliott Ostro DMD we use the best tools and techniques available in order to make sure that you get the highest quality of treatment possible. Oral surgery can have a very significant effect on your overall oral health, and as such, we work hard to make sure that you experience all the benefits that our practice has to offer.

Elliott Ostro DMD
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Extractions Manhattan

Extractions Manhattan

After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That’s why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times.

After the blood clot forms, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities will dislodge or dissolve the clot and retard the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

Extractions Manhattan

Extractions Manhattan

After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours. Need to get a tooth removed? Call At Dr. Ostro at 212-223-8311.

 

Periodontal Surgeon NYC
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(212) 223-8311

 

Oral Surgeon Midtown Center

Oral Surgeon Midtown Center

Dr. Elliott Ostro doesn’t like to extract teeth unless its absolutely necessary and all other restorative options were attempted to save the tooth. But when restoration procedures like root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not even to save a tooth, our Midtown Center oral surgeon will suggest that it be pulled or extracted for the sake of the health of your entire mouth.

Tooth extraction procedures today are far less painful than ever before thanks to safe and effective sedatives and anesthetics. In many cases, patients who have their teeth pulled with Dr. Elliott Ostro at his oral surgery practice in New York City only experience slight discomfort and minor bleeding. Before the tooth is extracted, the area will be numbed during an injectable or topical anesthetics like Novocaine. Once the anesthetic kicks in, our Midtown Center oral surgeons will remove the infected or decayed tooth. Following the procedure, Dr. Ostro will instruct you on proper precautions and after care so that you don’t get an infection. Occasionally, you will be prescribed an antibiotic following a tooth extraction as a precautionary measure to fight infections.

There is some after care involved in a tooth extraction. In order to heal properly and make sure the wound does not open, Dr. Elliott Ostro discourages you from smoking, vigorous brushing and rinsing, and drinking liquids through straws. To promote faster healing and reduce swelling, our oral surgeon recommend applying a cold compress to the outside cheek near the extraction area. If you have any further questions about tooth extraction, come visit us today.

Midtown Center Tooth Extraction
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077