General Dentistry

NYC General and Preventive Dentistry

happy-dental-patient-of-54th-street-dental-in-new-york-where-she-gets-affordable-dental-care-for-her-whole-familyThe dentists at 54th Street Dental are committed to helping you keep your smile healthy and disease-free for life. One of the ways we do this is by incorporating a comprehensive preventive and general dentistry therapy plan to identify signs of oral infections early, when they are easier to treat or manage.

An example of some of our therapy options include:

Comprehensive Exams

When we see you for the first time, we’ll thoroughly assess all of your teeth and existing restorations, so that we can carefully monitor any changes in your oral health during recurrent checkups.

Digital X-rays

Low-radiation radiographs make it simpler for us to assess the health of your teeth, dental development, and bone structure. X-rays are an essential part of exams, diagnosis, and treatment planning.

Advanced Vizilite Oral Cancer Screenings

Regardless of whether or not you smoke or consume alcohol, you may be at risk of developing oral cancer. Risk factors include everything from viruses to sun exposure. Our advanced screenings help to pinpoint precancerous or abnormal tissues in their earliest stages of development, so that treatment can be more successful.

Nightguards

Custom fitted protective mouth guards can help with problems like chronic snoring and bruxism (teeth grinding). Instead of recommending an over-the-counter guard, we fit you with a comfortable device that stays in place without feeling too bulky. Wearing a protective appliance can help you avoid chipped teeth or broken restorations.

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Fluoride Treatments

Prescription strength fluoride treatments strengthen your tooth enamel, making it more resistant to tooth decay and demineralization. It also helps with sensitivity! We typically recommend fluoride treatments after your cleaning. They are especially beneficial to children, individuals with a high caries risk, and orthodontic patients.

Preventive Cleanings

Professional cleanings remove tartar, plaque, and stain buildup in areas that are hard to reach (such as under the gums and between teeth). These visits also allow our hygienists to work with you to find ways to keep your smile healthy and free of gum disease. Most healthy patients benefit from a cleaning every six months.

Tooth Extractions

In some cases, it may be necessary to extract (pull) the teeth, especially if they are impacted by severe decay or bone loss. Wisdom teeth extractions are also fairly common, as the 3rd molars can cause harm to adjacent teeth if they are difficult to clean or impacted.

Periodontal Therapy

Gum (periodontal) disease is a serious condition that contributes to tooth and bone loss. It’s also linked with health problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even premature labor, just to name a few. Our Midtown dentists offer non-surgical periodontal treatments like deep cleanings and LANAP laser therapy to help you eliminate the infection and manage your oral health more effectively.

Schedule Your New Patient Checkup Today

New patients and their families are always welcome at 54th Street Dental. Same day appointments are also available. While you’re here, be sure to ask about our Invisalign special! We work with most major dental insurance carriers and offer interest-free financing plans. Call us today!