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Dentist in Brooklyn NY

Extractions in Brooklyn NY

Dentist in Brooklyn NY

Dentist in Brooklyn NY

Our dentist in Brooklyn NY Dr. Abraham Esses, DDS strives to preserve teeth through prevention and restoration but sometimes even our best efforts can’t prevent the need for teeth extractions. Our practice specializes in restorative and implant dentistry but our doctor has also had extensive training and experience in oral surgery so our practice can handle extractions of all types without our patients having to go to another practitioner to get a tooth pulled.

Teeth extractions by our dentist in Brooklyn NY are necessary for many reasons depending on the underlying condition or impairment of the teeth involved. The majority of extractions are of teeth that are severely decayed and can’t be saved by restoration. Severe gum disease is another major reason for extractions, where the gum is diseased to a degree that it can no longer support the tooth. Teeth can also be extracted because they are blocking another tooth or to relieve an overcrowded mouth. Extractions also happen in preparation for orthodontic treatments. Sometimes teeth that are severely cracked, fractured or malformed have to be extracted. Other extraction reasons include removing teeth that may get infected for a patient receiving chemotherapy or a tooth blocking the path of radiation therapy to the head or neck.

Teeth extractions can be done by our dentist in Brooklyn NY through simple extractions or surgical extractions depending on the condition and position of the tooth. A simple extraction is usually performed when the teeth to be extracted are visible in the mouth. A local anesthetic is given to numb the area and the tooth is lifted using an instrument called an elevator and then forceps are used to rock the tooth back and forth until the periodontal ligament has sufficiently broken and the alveolar bone has widened to allow the tooth to be lifted out. A surgical extraction is performed when a tooth is not easily accessible. Under general anesthesia an incision is made and the area around the tooth is lifted or maybe removed, often the tooth is shattered to facilitate removal. If you need teeth extracted for whatever reason please make an appointment with our practice.

Abraham Esses, DDS
15271 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33908
(239) 321-5204

Dentist in Brooklyn

Dental Plaque in Brooklyn

Dentist in Brooklyn

Dentist in Brooklyn

Dental plaque is a substance that builds up on teeth and can cause cavities. Cavities form when food gets trapped in between teeth and gums, leading to bacteria that can form plaque. The acids in plaque can dissolve tooth enamel and end up creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth. Our dentist in Brooklyn, Dr. Abraham Esses, DDS, treats cavities by filling teeth with composite resin to protect the teeth from further cavities.

Composite fillings are usually placed by our dentist in Brooklyn towards the front of the mouth to maintain an aesthetic appearance due to their natural appearance and ability to closely match the color of real teeth. We also carry gold fillings, which are very durable and can last for many years like silver fillings do. Silver fillings are also known to be strong and durable, however, they do not match teeth as well. They’re also more susceptible to cracks and breakage. Silver and gold fillings can be expensive and require multiple visits to place on the teeth. This is another reason why white composite resin fillings are becoming more popular than ever, as well as because of their natural ability to match real teeth. Composite bonds well to teeth, making them virtually unbreakable. The drawback to composite is that it is prone to more chipping and cracking than other types of filling material.

Our dentist in Brooklyn helps patients fight plaque and tartar by encouraging them to practice proper oral health habits in order to keep their fillings fresh and to help prevent future problems with cavities and tooth decay. Daily brushing and flossing is imperative in keeping teeth clean, as is annual cleanings at our offices to help to get rid of deeper debris that brushing and flossing alone cannot reach. For more information, call DNA Dental today.

Abraham Esses, DDS
2245 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 577-5700