Posts Tagged ‘tooth decay’

Midtown Manhattan Dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha Specializes in Root Canals and Other Dental Procedures

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Midtown Manhattan DentistMidtown Manhattan dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha can perform root canal to repair and save damaged teeth. Root canal is necessary when a tooth’s nerve tissue or pulp becomes damaged or infected. Midtown Manhattan dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha can treat root canal and prevent the buildup of bacteria and decayed debris inside an infected tooth. If you do not get immediate dental treatment for an infected tooth, an abscess can form. An abscess is a painful, pus-filled swelling that develops at the end of the infected root canal. Without dental treatment from a top dentist like Midtown Manhattan dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha, an infection in the tooth can lead to:

Painful swelling that can spread to the rest of the mouth, face, neck, or head

Bone loss in the jaw around the tip of the root

Pus can start to drain from the tooth into the mouth, jaw, or cheek.

Deep tooth decay can lead to irritation of a tooth’s nerve, pulp, or surrounding gum. Midtown Manhattan dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha can treat tooth decay and prevent or treat root canal infections.

If you are interesting in having a wonderful smile and keeping your teeth healthy, you should make a dental appointment with Dr. Simkha.  Call Prestige Dental today at (212) 683-4330.  To get more dental tips and to find out how to keep your teeth looking great, be sure to check the Dental 5 Star blog regularly.  If you would like to have that great smile that you’ve always dreamed of, call Dr. Simkha at Prestige Dental or visit us online at http://dental5star.com to find out more information about Invisaligndental veneers and many other dental procedures that can help give you that winning smile!

Midtown Manhattan NYC Dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha Specializes in Dental Extractions

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Dental extractions can be as difficult as pulling teeth – actually – that’s just what dental extractions are.  The medical term for dental extraction is known as exodontia.  A Dental extraction is simply the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Dental extractions are performed for a variety of reasons.  Dental extractions may be performed due to tooth decay that is beyond restoration.  Dental extractions may also be performed to make space for orthodontic treatment.  Another reason for dental extractions is due to impacted or problematic wisdom teeth.  Severe gum disease may be a contributing factor to necessitate a dental extraction.  Dental extractions are most commonly performed in cases of tooth damage due to tooth breakage or tooth decay.

 Dental Extraction Midtown Manhattan DentistMany people are worried about visiting the dentist for fear they will need a dental extraction.  In all actuality, dental extractions should be considered as another aspect of good oral hygiene and they are not very common.

Once a tooth is damaged beyond dental repair, dental extraction should be performed.  Teeth that are misaligned or out of position may also need to undergo dental extraction.

Sometimes it is best that cracked teeth, broken teeth, and deeply decayed teeth be removed through dental extraction.   Sometimes dental extraction is the easier and more cost effective solution.

At our Midtown Manhattan Dental Office, Dr. Yelena Simkha specializes in the latest dental procedures including dental extraction.

For more information about dental extractions or other dental procedures, visit Dental5Star.com.

Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha provides a variety of state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry procedures to her patients.

If you are interesting in having a wonderful smile and keeping your teeth healthy, you should make a dental appointment with Dr. Simkha.  Call Prestige Dental today at (212) 683-4330.  To get more dental tips and to find out how to keep your teeth looking great, be sure to check the Dental 5 Star blog regularly.  If you would like to have that great smile that you’ve always dreamed of, call Dr. Simkha at Prestige Dental or visit us online at http://dental5star.com to find out more information about Invisalign, dental veneers and many other dental procedures that can help give you that winning smile!

Midtown Manhattan Dentist Specializing in Root Canal: Dr. Yelena Simkha

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Root canal is often compared to really bad things as people say things like “I’d rather have root canal done than… (fill in the blank).  Root canal isn’t as bad as you think – especially when it is performed by an experienced dentist like Dr. Yelena Simkha.  Root canal is also known as endodontic therapy.  Root canal refers to the main canals within the dentin of the tooth. Root canals are filled with the dental pulp.  Dental pulp can become infected due to cavities or tooth fractures that allow bacteria into the pulp chamber or the root canals.  Root canal is the process by which the infected tissue is removed by surgical intervention.  Root canal is also known as endodontic therapy.

Root Canal Midtown Manhattan DentistIf root canal is not performed, then the infected tooth may need to be removed.  Root canal is a better option because it is best to keep your natural teeth whenever possible.  By keeping your natural teeth you may be able to avoid other dental treatments, such as implants or bridges. In some cases, a tooth infection may spread to other parts of the body if not properly cared for.  Most teeth that have undergone root canal will usually last for the rest of the patient’s life.

The most common reason that a dentist would have to perform root canal is when tooth decay invades the tooth, goes through the enamel, the dentin and into the pulp.  Root canal may also be necessary if a tooth has become infected as a result of tooth decay.  Trauma to the tooth may also require root canal if the chipped or broken tooth results in the exposure of the nerve.   Root canal may also be an option if a tooth is found to be slowly dying, either due to aging or past trauma that did not initially expose the nerve.

For more information about root canals or other dental procedures, visit Dental5Star.com.

Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Yelena Simkha provides a variety of state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry procedures to her patients.

If you are interesting in having a wonderful smile and keeping your teeth healthy, you should make a dental appointment with Dr. Simkha.  Call Prestige Dental today at (212) 683-4330.  To get more dental tips and to find out how to keep your teeth looking great, be sure to check the Dental 5 Star blog regularly.  If you would like to have that great smile that you’ve always dreamed of, call Dr. Simkha at Prestige Dental or visit us online at http://dental5star.com to find out more information about Invisalign, dental veneers and many other dental procedures that can help give you that winning smile!

Pediatric Dentistry: When Should a Child First Visit the Dentist?

Thursday, October 7th, 2010
Pediatric Dental Visit

Do you know when children’s teeth begin to form?  Would you believe that children’s teeth actually start forming before birth?  The first primary teeth, also known as baby teeth start to show themselves at 4 months of age. 

Keeping that in mind, when is the best time to take your child for the first visit to the dentist?  The best time to make you child’s first dental appointment is as soon as the first tooth appears.

It is also a good idea to begin brushing your child’s teeth daily in order to establish a routine of good oral hygiene.  At the latest, children should visit the dentist by the time that they reach their first birthday.

It is important that your child has a good experience at the dentist office.  The first relationship that your child has with a dentist and the whole dental process is sure to leave a lasting impression.

To prepare for your child’s first dental visit, it is a good idea to explain what the dentist will do.  It is also a good idea to read your child a book about a trip to the dentist.

It may be a good idea for you to role play about what the visit to the dentist will be like.  It may also be a good idea for the parent to sit in the dental chair and have the child sit on the parent’s lap for the duration of the dental visit.

It is also a good idea to take younger children along for an older sibling’s dental visits.  This will help to get them more familiar with and better prepare them for visits to the dentist office

At a child’s first dental visit, our dental professionals will examine your child’s mouth for early signs of tooth decay and other potential dental problems. Dr. Simkha will give you advice on helping your child grow up cavity-free. After the first dental visit, it is important that your child sees the dentist regularly.

Men, women and children who would like to make a dental appointment with Dr. Simkha can do so by calling Prestige Dental today at (212) 683-4330.  To get more dental tips and to find out how to keep your teeth looking great, be sure to check the Dental 5 Star blog regularly.  If you would like to have that great smile that you’ve always dreamed of, call Dr. Simkha at Prestige Dental or visit us online at http://dental5star.com to find out more information about Invisalign, dental veneers and many other dental procedures that can help give you that winning smile!

Dental Tips: 8 Bad Habits for Teeth

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Dental Habits

8 Bad Habits to Avoid...

When you are trying to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile, you have to keep in mind more than just brushing and flossing.  There are daily habits that some of us have that can have a negative impact on our teeth, gums and jaws.

The following list of damaging habits should be avoided at all costs:

1. Evening Snacking
Not only will this bad habit help to add unwanted pounds to our figures, but nighttime snacking will also cause problems to our teeth.  You may not know it, but saliva is essential for clearing food remnants away from the teeth.  With this in mind, our mouths produce less saliva at night than during the day.  As a result, people who snack at night are at risk to have more dental problems than those who do not.

2. A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White… It all depends upon your appetite.
Which color wine do you think is worse for teeth?  If you answered red wine, you are incorrect.  Believe it or not – white wine is more damaging to teeth.  Most people would shy away from red wine because it stains the teeth almost immediately.  However, what most people don’t know is that white wine can actually cause more permanent problems due to the higher levels of acid that eat away at the teeth’s enamel.

3. Exercising
No, exercise is not bad for your teeth – unless you breathe through your mouth!  When you breathe through your mouth, your mouth loses the saliva that is necessary to prevent tooth decay.  So, continue the exercise, but be sure to breathe through your nose to keep your teeth healthy.

4. Drinking Bottled Water
Instead of drinking bottled water, choose tap water.  Bottled water is not fluoridated, while tap water is.  Remember that fluoride helps teeth remineralize.

5. Gum Chewing
Whether its sugarless of not, excessive gum chewing may irritate the temporomandibular joint, which can cause TMJ.  This can lead to headaches, earaches, and neck and facial pain.  Chewing gum occasionally won’t present problems and gums containing xylitol may actually help fight cavities, but chewing all the time can cause more damage than good. 

6. Biting Your Nails
Nail biting is not only bad for your nails, but it is also harmful to teeth. Nail biting reshapes the bottom of your upper teeth and can leave them with rigid edges. Nail biters are also at a higher risk of suffering from bruxism (unintentional teeth grinding).

7. Drinking From Glasses, Bottles and Cans
Instead of drinking from glasses, bottles or cans, choose drinking straws.  Drinking straws do not put drinks in direct contact with your teeth.  Over time, this can cause tooth decay. By drinking through a straw, you can minimize the contact between liquids and teeth because the straws are positioned towards the back of the mouth.

8. Brushing Your Teeth Horizontally
Excessive teeth brushing and especially horizontal brushing has been known to wear away the teeth’s enamel.  Instead, opt to brush with gentle circular strokes.  This should help keep your teeth healthy longer.

To get more dental tips and to find out how to keep your teeth looking great, be sure to check the Dental 5 Star blog regularly.  If you would like to have that great smile that you’ve always dreamed of, call Dr. Simkha at Prestige Dental today (212) 683-4330  or visit us online at http://dental5star.com to find out more information about Invisalign, dental veneers and many other dental procedures that can help give you that winning smile!