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Common Questions

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7 . How can I stop grinding my teeth at night?
Grinding your teeth can be very damaging to the teeth and also difficult to stop. If vigorous grinding occurs at night, teeth can be worn down to the gumline because the instinctive reflex to stop does not work while you are sleeping. Grinding due to stress can only be cured by removing the stress trigger. If grinding continues, a nightguard may be prescribed to prevent ultimate damage to the teeth.

8 . Are there any alternatives to dentures?
Dentures are no longer the only way to restore a mouth that has little or no non-restorable teeth. Strategically placed support, or implants, can now be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost tends to be greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the "feel" of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative of choice to dentures, but not everyone is a candidate for implants. Call your dentist for advice.

9 . What are dental implants and how do they work?
Implants replace missing teeth. They are substitutes for natural tooth roots and rely on the jawbone for support. Implants are used as a base/foundation for individual replacement teeth, a bridge or a denture. The cost tends to be greater, but implants and implant bridges more closely resemble real teeth.

10 . What is a root canal?
A root canal is a procedure done to save the damaged or dead pulp in the root canal of the tooth by cleaning out the diseased pulp and reshaping the canal. The canal is filled with gutta percha, a rubberlike material, to prevent recontamination of the tooth. The tooth is then permanently sealed with possibly a post and/or a gold or porcelain crown. This enables patients to keep the original tooth.

11 . When is the best time to remove wisdom teeth?
When the removal of wisdom teeth is determined necessary, it is best done when the roots are approximately 2/3rds formed, usually in the adolescent years. Removal at this time allows for an easier procedure and decreases the risk of damage to the nerves in that area.

12 . What is the difference between a cap and a crown?
There is no difference between a cap and a crown.

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98 South Oyster Bay Road
Syosset, NY 11791
P: 516.496.2111

ADVANCED TREATMENTS
:: Whitening - Brighten your smile
:: Porcelain Veneers - A perfect smile
:: Tooth Colored Fillings
:: Digital Xrays - Less Radiation
NEWS & EVENTS
Voted Best Dental office on Long Island in 2012 :: Thank you to our patients who voted us the Best of L.I.
    in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012!