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Flatlands General Dentist

Dental Exams Flatlands

When was the last time you had a complete dental examination? Have you let your dental health fall by the wayside? Why not reclaim the security of knowing that your teeth are healthy and good shape with a complete dental exam from our expert Flatlands general dentist? At the office of Dr. Abraham Esses, our comprehensive dental examinations are some of our most popular and valuable services. Having your teeth professionally examined twice a year can make a huge difference when it comes to preventing some of the most common dental issues, such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, and more. Each dental exam at our office is made up of several important components.

Flatlands Oral Examinations

Flatlands Oral Examinations


During the initial physical examination, our Flatlands general dentist will carefully check each of your teeth for damage or problem areas. Dr. Esses will also perform a periodontal evaluation to check for signs of periodontal disease or other issues with your gums. We also utilize x-ray technology during complete dental examinations because it allows us to catch cavities and other small problems that may not have been completely visible to the naked eye. X-rays also allow our Flatlands general dentist to easily point out any underlying issues to you so that you can get a better understanding of any treatment that needs to be pursued.

Another important portion of our dental exams are the oral cancer screenings. Catching conditions like oral cancer early on allow for more effective and comprehensive treatment, and so visiting our Flatlands general dentist for regular dental exams including oral cancer screenings can make a serious difference in your dental health in the long run. In addition to having your teeth examined, it is recommended that you have your teeth professionally cleaned at Dr. Esses’ office as well in order to remove built up bacteria and keep your teeth as healthy and clean as possible.

If you would like to learn more about dental exams or any of the other many helpful dental services provided by our Flatlands general dentist, we encourage you to visit Dr. Esses’ main website to browse through some additional relevant information. You can also always contact our staff if you have a specific question or concern that you would like to discuss. We look forward to working with you and hope to see you in the office for a visit soon.

Flatlands Digital Dental X-rays
2245 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-577-5700

Flatlands Dentist

General Dentist in Flatlands

Deciding what filling material to use to treat dental decay is a choice that needs to be made by you and your dentist. Our Flatlands dentist, Abraham Esses, DDS, does his best to give you as much information as possible so you can make educated decisions and choices pertaining to your dental fillings. As the least expensive type of filling material, amalgam dental fillings are also long-lasting and durable, and much less likely to break than other types of fillings. Our Flatlands dentist also knows that some patients are concerned about the risks involved with the mercury content in amalgam dental fillings and realistically deals with those concerns.

11229 Dental Fillings

11229 Dental Fillings

The FDA has thoroughly reviewed the best and most current scientific evidence to determine whether the low levels of mercury vapor linked to dental amalgam fillings should be cause for concern. Based on all the evidence, the FDA has determined that amalgam dental fillings are safe for adults and children ages 6 and up. Our Flatlands dentist shares with our patients that the amount of mercury calculated in the bodies of people with amalgam dental fillings is well below any levels that are linked to harmful health effects. Clinical studies in adults, and children ages 6 and up, found no association with amalgam dental fillings and health problems.

Dental amalgam fillings are used by our Flatlands dentist to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Being a mixture of metals, dental amalgam is made up of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy composed of copper, tin, and silver. Referred to as “silver fillings”, amalgam dental fillings have been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patients. Our dentist first drills the tooth to remove the decay before shaping the cavity of your tooth for proper placement of the amalgam filling. Our Flatlands dentist will next mix the powdered alloy with the liquid mercury to form an amalgam putty, staying within all the proper safety guidelines. This softened amalgam putty will then be placed inside the prepared cavity, which will harden into a solid filling.

Dental Amalgam Fillings Flatlands
2245 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-577-5700