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Oral Surgeon Dr. Ostro

10019 Oral Surgeon

TMJ disorder, shorthand for temporomandibular joint disorder, affects the jaws and your ability to open and close them normally. The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects the lower jaw (or mandible) to the temporal bone of your skull. When it is operating properly, you don’t have to think very much about it. Your jaws will move up and down as well as from side to side as they do all the time. However, when it is not functioning normally, you can find it difficult to talk, eat, or even yawn. If you are experiencing TMJ disorder, it is comforting to know that our TMJ oral surgeon, Dr. Elliott Ostro, can help.

Oral Surgery Practice 10019

Oral Surgery Practice 10019

So where does TMJ disorder originate? One day your jaws are working perfectly and the next you are having problems. Well, sometimes it is exactly that simple because TMJ can be caused from an injury or accident that results in damage to the joint. In other cases, the culprit is erosion of the disk that allows it to shift and become misaligned. Or arthritis can be the root cause. Symptoms that may indicate a TMJ disorder problem include jaw tenderness, pain while chewing, and difficulties with opening and closing your mouth due to your jaws locking. In addition, pain in or around your ear or general facial pain could be due to TMJ disorder. Any of the listed symptoms is a good reason to call us and schedule an appointment with our TMJ oral surgeon.

Most at risk for TMJ disorder are women between the ages of 20 and 40, but anyone can get it at any age. Mild cases of TMJ disorder may not require any treatment and will just go away on its own. To relieve related discomfort, an over the counter pain reliever is typically recommended. Prescription strength pain relievers may be necessary if the pain is more severe as well as muscle relaxers and sedatives, particularly for helping with teeth clenching at night. Bite guards, physical therapy, exercises, and counseling are among the varied possible remedies for addressing TMJ disorder. In the most extreme instances, injections or surgery may be recommended by our TMJ oral surgeon. But this is usually not necessary.

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

Oral Surgeon Midtown Manhattan

Oral Surgeon Midtown Manhattan

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.  Oral surgery and dental implant dentistry is about more than just a pretty smile.  It is about restoring your confidence to smile and laugh freely every day.

Oral Surgeon Midtown Manhattan

Oral Surgeon Midtown Manhattan

Our Midtown Manhattan Oral Surgeon, Elliott Ostro, DMD, specializes in a wide range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, including dental implants and bone grafting, apicoectomies and periodontal surgery, wisdom teeth removal, plus other oral surgery procedures.  Our beautiful, state-of-the-art accredited facility allows us to treat our patients in the most comfortable and safe environment possible with anesthesia services provided.  Our Midtown Manhattan oral and maxillofacial surgeon has additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia extensive training after graduation from dental school.

Oral Surgery Midtown Manhattan

As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Ostro manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions.  Our Oral Surgeon Midtown Manhattan facility provides a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise.  This includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort.  One of our oral surgery procedures, dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.  Your teeth regain the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that now your teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.

Midtown Manhattan Oral Surgeon
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Oral Surgeon Central Park

Oral Surgeon Central Park

Bone Grafts Midtown Manhattan

Bone Grafts Midtown Manhattan

If you’re living with missing teeth, you’re causing damage to your jawbone by not visiting your dentist to receive a dental implant or another restorative dental procedure to replace the missing tooth. Over time, the jawbone underneath your missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed, leaving an unsuitable condition for the placement of dental implants. With bone grafting, we now have the ability to grow bone where needed, which not only allows your Central Park oral surgeon to place dental implants of the proper length and width, but gives us the opportunity to restore function and aesthetic appearance. Inadequate bone structure can be the result of previous extractions, gum disease or traumatic jaw injuries.

Major bone grafts repair defects of the jaw and require a hospital stay. The bone is obtained either from a tissue bank or your own bone from the jaw, hip or tibia. Bone grafts positively impact the health and stability of your teeth in two ways: jaw stabilization and preservation. Bone grafting stabilizes and helps restore the jaw foundation for restorative or implant surgery. Additionally, bone grafting can limit or prevent bone recession following a tooth extraction, periodontal disease or other invasive processes. Once a bone graft is complete, you’ll be able to replace your missing teeth with a dental implant. Central Park Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ostro also performs surgical placement of dental implants, along with bone grafts.

Midtown Manhattan Oral Surgeon
30 Central Park South, Suite 12B
New York, NY 10019
(646) 862-7077

Periodontal Surgery Central Park

Periodontal Surgery Central Park

Did you know that approximately three out of four people suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease? In its mildest form, known as gingivitis, the disease has not progressed past the gums and is usually reversible. If conditions have deteriorated to the point where periodontitis has set in and the tissue and bone supporting the teeth have become perilously weakened, Central Park oral surgery may be required.

Central Park South Oral Surgery

Central Park South Oral Surgery

Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket, they cause infection and damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth. If the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage, where the infection has caused bone loss and diseased pockets have formed, your treatment options may include Columbus Circle periodontal surgery. Dr. Ostro is fully equipped to perform this type of surgery and this procedure has saved thousands of questionable teeth with poor prognosis for many years.

If surgical therapy has been recommended to treat your periodontal disease, a determination has been made that the tissues around your teeth may not be treated or repaired using non-surgical treatment. The following are the five types of surgical treatments commonly performed by Central Park Oral Surgeon, Dr. Ostro:

  • Pocket Reduction Procedures
  • Regenerative Procedures
  • Crown Lengthening: Cosmetic or Conventional
  • Soft Tissue Grafts: Cosmetic Gum Enhancement or Soft Tissue Augmentation
  • Dental Implants

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