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A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been injured or develops tooth decay, your dentist will recommend treatments to save the tooth first such as a filling or crown. In cases where the tooth is too severely damaged, your dentist may recommend for the tooth to be extracted.
Why You May Need a Tooth Extraction:
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are many reasons why a tooth extraction may be necessary, including:
Your teeth may age faster than you, so it’s our responsibility to make sure we protect our teeth. Grinding your teeth is a common cause to your teeth aging faster and long-term dental health problems that may be painful and hazardous. We recommend patient’s suffering from teeth grinding to get a custom dental night guard.
At Advanced DDS, your Garden City Dentist, we are able to make your custom night guard in our in-house lab on our 3D printer. This means you’ll be able to leave with your custom night guard the same day. We know your time is value.
Benefits of getting your custom dental night guard at Advanced DDS:
- Single Visit – Your night guard will be made in our office, allowing our patients to leave the same day with their custom night guard
- Extra Comfort – We have eliminated the messy impression materials. Within a few minutes, our doctors will digitally scan your teeth with our 3D scanner
- Convenience – Everything is completed in our dental office and given to you the same day
- Accuracy – Your custom night guard will fit better and more comfortably with the digital scan
PAY ONLY $325 (regular fee of $650) for your custom dental night guard at Advanced DDS
Promotion ends December 30, 2017. Other restrictions may apply, please call 516.825.1100 to schedule your appointment or for more detail.
On Thursday, November 11, 2017, Advanced DDS & Advanced Children’s Dentistry celebrated our 2nd Annual Patient Appreciation Movie Night with our patients. Over 134 patients joined us to see Thor: Ragnorak at the AMC Roosevelt Field 8.
We cannot thank our patients enough for the continued support and trust they have given us. It means a lot to the team at Advanced DDS & Advanced Children’s Dentistry.
Advanced DDS, your Garden City Dentist, is proud to serve lower New York for the past 32 years.
Recent 5 Star YELP Reviews from Advanced DDS Patients:
“I have been using Advanced DDS for over 32 years. Dr Raskin and his team are amazing. He has the latest and greatest state of the art equipment. They are all very professional, experienced and make you feel comfortable. We have referred many patients who have fears of dental work and all have said Advanced DDS made them comfortable and eliminated their fears.” – Patient Joe P. (Yelp)
“Dr. D’Orlando has done wonders for my smile… I have been a patient of his since 2014 & I am always surprised by comments from my patients & colleagues. I work in the healthcare industry and whether it’s patient care or a speaking engagement, I am confident that I am presenting myself in the best manner. Dr. D’Orlando has always gone the extra mile to make me comfortable. I have total trust in him. P.S.The office & equipment are state of the art!” – Patient Jenny D. (Yelp)
“Had my initial visit and was tremendously impressed. Everyone that I came in contact with was warm, welcoming, friendly, and highly professional. The examination by Dr. Policastro and Sue was thorough and informative. A course of action was determined and explained in great detail. I look forward to getting all of my issues resolved and expect I will be completely satisfied. Let the games begin!!” – Patient Chuck W. (Yelp)
“Advanced DDS is a fabulous place for dentistry!! I took my daughters, age 2 and 8 for their bi-annual check-up. The customer service, professionalism and overall warm personalities of everyone we encountered, made our routine dental appointment an amazing experience. We were taken care of by Dr. Sybil and her assistant Sabrina, who were so kindhearted and displayed the highest degree of professionalism. I would definitely recommend Advanced DDS and look forward to our next visit!” – Patient Jen R. (Yelp)
“My experience with Advanced DDS has always been pleasant. Their facility has modern equipment which I have not experienced at other dentist offices. It is always a pleasure to see Roxanna as she always does an excellent job of cleaning my teeth. She is professional, experienced and friendly and patient. Dr. Thomas, always follows up to check my teeth afterwards. He has, in the past done some dental work on me. He is very good and also a very pleasant doctor. I am very satisfied with Advanced DDS.” – Patient Joann R. (Yelp)
What is TMJ/TMD?
Having jaw pain and muscle aches in your face can be associated with temporomandibular disorders (TMD), also known as TMJ after the temporomandibular joint. This joint connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull located in front of each ear, allowing your jaw to move up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.
Hi, my name is Nathan and I was having trouble sleeping at night. I would toss and turn all night, snore loudly, and even jump up in a panic, gasping for air. My wife, Natalie, was extremely concerned. For a long time, we didn’t know what was wrong and she thought I was going to die in my sleep.
My wife and I had our regular check up with our dentist at Advanced DDS. We started talking to them about my trouble sleeping. I explained how I was experiencing a dry throat, morning headaches, fatigue during the day and mood swings. He made the last notes on the computer and told me that I may have sleep apnea. At the time, I had no idea what sleep apnea was.
My dentist explained that it’s a common condition in people usually over the age of 40, who are overweight or have a family history of sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux, or nasal obstructions. Sleep apnea causes one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while asleep. These breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. Once you’re breathing is back to normal, there is usually a loud snore that follows. I’m glad I came in for my appointment and brought up my recent experience sleeping because sleep apnea can cause a series of health issues ranging from heart attacks and strokes to diabetes, high blood pressure and even depression.
Moms-to-be typically have a lot on their mind and much to prepare for. It is very important for moms-to-be to properly take care of their oral health more than ever. The change in your hormone levels may increase your risk of gum disease, pregnancy tumors, and morning sickness.
Dental disease has been found to affect a developing baby and risk ranging of health conditions including cerebral palsy and problems with sight and hearing. With proper oral hygiene at home and professional help from your dental office, your teeth should remain healthy throughout your pregnancy.
People who smoke tobacco products and drink alcohol may be at serious risk when it comes to their oral health. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 16.8% in 2014. This change is due to the increased public awareness on overall health risks and dangers caused by smoking tobacco products; mainly cigarettes. On the contrary, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health states that the number of adults who consume alcohol in the U.S. increased from an estimated 136.8 million people in 2013 to 139.6 million people in 2014. Usage of either substance can lead to dental problems.
Continue reading to learn about the long-term effects, damages, and prevention of smoking and drinking on your oral health.
Do you have missing or chipped teeth that make you uncomfortable when talking to people in public? Do you wish you had perfectly straight teeth? Or have you ever just wanted a brighter, whiter smile? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should check out our cosmetic imaging center where you can get before and after images taken to see what your ideal smile would look like.
At Advanced DDS, we understand how tough it can be to make a decision on how your smile will look. For that reason, we want you to try out our complimentary cosmetic imaging center to understand what procedures are involved and you can see the results without undergoing any exams or dental procedures.
Continue reading for a brief description of the cosmetic dentistry options we offer at Advanced DDS.
Activated charcoal toothpaste, over-the-counter whitening products and professional applied bleach products | by Advanced DDS
For the last two decades, the teeth whitening market has grown significantly and the American Dental Association (ADA) Council of Scientific Affairs has monitored the development of the increasing numbers of teeth whitening products. As the market for these products grow, not all have the ADA Seal of Acceptance. All products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance are shown to meet ADA criteria for safety and effectiveness.
With the increased use of teeth whitening products, it is advised for everyone to understand the risks and rewards of the top teeth whitening methods. We have checked in with dental professionals to find out whether activated charcoal toothpaste, over-the-counter whitening products and professional applied bleaching products are safe and effective.
Women who are trying to get pregnant may need to check the health of their gums first. Research shows that some women who are struggling to get pregnant may be because of gum infections, which seems to have a role in the delay of contraception.
The infection in the jawbone and gums could cause inflammation in other parts of the body. The inflammation may lead to prevention of ovulation or completely stopping the embryo from implanting.