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Bergen County extractions

Bergen County Extractions

Wisdom teeth extractions in Bergen County

When wisdom teeth grow in, it’s usually sometime in your late teens to your early 20s. Unfortunately, they typically cause problems, growing in crooked, only partially, and/or becoming impacted. The results can be frustrating and the pain can range from mild to excruciating. Turn to us at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, because we’re specialists and can assure you of a smooth, painless experience.

Even if you don’t think the pain is too bad, you should still come in for a consultation and examination to find out if you should get our Bergen County extractions. As wisdom teeth continue to grow, they can damage your jaw, nerves, and neighboring teeth. The procedure will be done under local anesthesia so that you are sufficiently numb. You can be confident because our oral surgeon makes use of the state-of-the-art when it comes to equipment and the most advanced techniques to make the removal of your wisdom teeth and efficient process. Don’t be alarmed if any of these teeth have to be taken out in pieces. It’s not unusual, and it will not cause you any harm whatsoever. Once our Bergen County extractions are complete, the affected area will be stitched and you’ll be given gauze. There may some minimal bleeding, and that is perfectly natural. While full healing may take up to a few days, the first 24 hours are most essential. Be sure to stick to a soft diet during that time frame. You should make use of over-the-counter pain relief medication, hold an ice pack on your face to manage any residual swelling, and be sure to rinse frequently with warm salt water.

To schedule an appointment for our Bergen County extractions, contact our office and we will make certain that you are seen in a timely manner. There is no need to experience pain for any longer than absolutely necessary.

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-207

Bergen County Oral Surgery Office

Jaw pain in Bergen County

Bergen County oral surgery office

Bergen County oral surgery office

A person’s jaw is more than just a repository and holding structure for the teeth, it also has a significant role in forming a person’s facial structure and frames the lower portion of the face. Our Bergen County oral surgery office of Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has been helping local residents with any problems they have concerning their jaws. Jaw surgery is done for a number of reasons, many of which are medically necessary while some are more for aesthetic reasons.

At our Bergen County oral surgery office our doctors perform corrective jaw surgery to correct a wide range of minor and major dental and skeletal irregularities, which often includes a realignment of the jaw and teeth. These surgeries not only impact the jaw and teeth but can have a remarkable effect on the placement and size of the chin, which can result in a marked change in the way the person looks. Jaw surgery is done to improve facial structure, correct deformities and imbalances of the jaw, ease pain from jaw related conditions such as TMJ as well as correct conditions that are the result of traumatic injuries. Our doctors may move the upper and/or lower jaws, teeth and chin to make your face and mouth more balanced, functional and healthy.

Jaw surgery is often not a one-shot deal and depending on the scope of the case may involve several different procedures over months or years. In many cases our surgical procedures will be followed by orthodontics, which will increase the total treatment time. Our doctor will use digital imaging to evaluate your case as well to illustrate the final outcome of your procedures. We will detail every step of the way and discuss all your treatment options before we start the surgery so you can make an informed choice. If you are having jaw or tooth pain, or are dissatisfied with the way your chin or lower face look please call our Bergen County oral surgery office for a consultation with one of our doctors.

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-207

Rockland County Extractions

Dental extractions in Rockland County

Rockland County extractions

Rockland County extractions

At Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery our doctors strive to preserve teeth but sometimes even their best efforts can’t prevent the need for teeth extractions. Our practice specializes in Rockland County extractions and our doctors has extensive training and experience in oral surgery so our practice can handle extractions of all types.

Rockland County extractions 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. It is estimated that worldwide about two-thirds of teeth that are pulled are because they are severely decayed. 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. Other extractions are the result of infected teeth that did not respond to endodontic treatments or teeth that are impacted and cannot erupt out of the gum. 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.

Rockland County extractions can be done 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 because it is either under the gum or has not fully erupted. 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.

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-207

Rockland County Emergency Dentist

Jaw pain in Rockland County

Rockland County emergency dentist

Rockland County emergency dentist

At Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our Rockland County emergency dentist handles emergencies of all kinds. If you are experiencing jaw pain and it is severe, come to our offices immediately. We do surgeries for a variety of different oral tooth and jaw issues. This includes root canal procedures, extractions, implants as well as bone grafts. Our office specializes in severe jaw and mouth pain, so if you have a dental emergency don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll see if we can get you in as soon as possible for an appointment. An emergency can also signal that there is an abscess in the tooth. An abscess is an infection that is underneath the tooth and can cause severe problems in the mouth, and should be treated right away.

Dental emergencies are serious issues and should be given immediate treatment. Just a few hours can make a big difference when saving a tooth. Broken teeth should be fixed as quickly as possible, because the tooth only has a few hours before it begins to die. Dental emergencies are best treated in a timely manner and as soon as possible because of their sensitive nature. For cracked teeth, the mouth should be rinsed immediately with warm water and a compress put on the face to reduce any swelling. Those with a broken jaw should apply a cold compress before calling our Rockland County emergency dentist immediately.

Toothaches may not be cause for a dental emergency, but they may be painful enough to warrant a trip to the dentist. In this case, patients can try rinsing the mouth with warm water and using dental floss to remove the food inside the tooth. Before contacting us to make an appointment with our Rockland County emergency dentist, see if you can follow some of these steps in order to help ease the pain of a toothache.

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-207

Suffern Dental Care

Treating jaw pain in Suffern

Suffern dental care

Suffern dental care

Jaw pain can happen due to many different reasons. At Ramapo Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our Suffern dental care office treats jaw pain by finding out the cause of it before treating it and alleviating the patient of their symptoms. Jaw pain can happen because of a cavity, or because of TMJ disorder.

At White Smiles Dental Group, our dental office in Winnetka helps patients with common oral disorders such as TMJ. TMJ is a disorder of the jaw that can affect the jaw and the way people chew, causing headaches, pain and discomfort. TMJ can cause all sorts of problems and may coexist with other conditions such as fibromyalgia. Oral appliances are a popular way to help treat TMJ. Oral appliances, also called night guards, are plastic guards that fit over both the upper and lower teeth.

Night guards allow the patient to feel relief without the need for surgical intervention. Our dental office in Winnetka is experienced in handling TMJ disorders and creating orthodontic appliances for those who suffer from TMJ. Symptoms of TMJ may include jaw pain, stiffness in the jaw, lock jaw, or clicking and popping of the jaw. There are a lot of different treatments for TMJ depending on the severity of the condition. Self-care can be administered at home in between appointments. Applying ice packs and learning stress techniques can help ease symptoms of TMJ. Pain medication can also go a long way in alleviating symptoms.

Our dental office in Winnetka also specializes in other forms of dentistry such as cosmetic, general and restorative. Restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis and prevention of oral diseases, while cosmetic dentistry involves replacing missing teeth with implants or dentures. And our general dentistry services cover a wide range of procedures, from fillings, to cleanings, to root canal treatment. We also treat cavities, urging patients to come in once a year for their cleaning so that their teeth stay healthy & clean. Our Suffern dental care fillings are made from quality composite materials, which match the teeth very well and naturally. We also provide cosmetic services like veneers, which are porcelain shells placed over the teeth to straighten and whiten them.

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-207

Bergen County Teeth in a Day

Oral surgery in Bergen County

Bergen County teeth in a day

Bergen County teeth in a day

When it comes to replacing missing teeth dental implants have revolutionized how replacement teeth are done, however the stumbling block with implants for many patients is the long duration between the start of the procedure and the finished tooth. Our practice can place Bergen County teeth in a day. Our doctors at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can reduce the timeline necessary for the replacement of teeth down in many cases through pre-preparing the implant and the replacement tooth crown in one preliminary visit before the implant procedure is even started.

The normal procedure for an implant involves first taking radiographs, including 3-D images of the area where the lost tooth is to pinpoint the placement of the implant. The doctor will then open up the gum and surgically implant a titanium anchor into the jawbone and then reclose the gum. Over a time period of 3 – 6 months the anchor bonds with the bone and essentially becomes part of the bone, this provides an exceptionally strong and stable root for the new tooth. In a second phase of the process our doctor will reopen the gum and place a post on the anchor, which will be topped by a crown. The porcelain crown forms the top of the tooth with the biting and chewing surfaces. Bergen County teeth in a day has the ability to combine many of these functions into one phase greatly shortening the whole process.

Our practice can give some implant patients Bergen County teeth in a day. The procedure works by using our state-of-the-art 3-D scan to not only pinpoint the site of the implant but to precisely plan out the surgical placement and the design of the implant and the fixed bridge so there is no need for the bone to bond with the implant before the bridge can be placed. In essence a workable anchor/crown combination goes in as one piece. Our lab then fabricates the bridge portion of the implant so that it is all ready before the surgical procedure begins. When everything is ready a few days later the patient returns to our office and has a short surgical procedure to place the implant. The teeth in a day procedure is not available for all patients due to the constraints of some individual cases, so to see if we can give you a new smile in just one visit make an appointment with our office.

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-207

Dental Clinic in Ramsey NY

Dental implants in Ramsey NY

Dental clinic in Ramsey NY

Dental clinic in Ramsey NY

If you are thinking about getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you will definitely want to come to our oral surgery practice, Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. At our dental clinic in Ramsey NY, patients are able to get well-placed dental implants from one of our expert oral surgeons, just one of whom is Dr. David J. Caponigro.

Dental implants are a very popular tooth replacement method because they look, feel, and function just like regular teeth. However, the dental implant procedure can take several months since a titanium dental implant root needs to be surgically inserted into the jawbone, and the jawbone then needs to completely heal. During this time the new titanium dental implant root will also have to firmly fuse to the jawbone. Once this occurs, a new porcelain crown will be permanently attached to the top of the dental implant, and the dental implant will be complete. In order for this procedure to be successful, it is extremely important that the dental implant root is surgically inserted into just the right location in your jawbone. If this is not done properly, the dental implant procedure will not be as precise nor as successful as it should be. When you have dental implants surgically inserted into your jawbone, you will want to have it done at our dental clinic in Ramsey NY where our oral surgeons specialize in dental implant placement. Each patient has their own individual situation, and our oral surgeons are best equipped to provide all patients with properly-placed dental implants. These dental implant roots will not only firmly hold the porcelain crown, but they will also help the jawbone to maintain its shape and provide you with a more youthful appearance.

For an appointment to visit our dental clinic in Ramsey NY so that you can have complete care regarding dental implant placement, simply contact us today. Dental implants are a great permanent solution for your missing tooth or teeth.

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-2070

Bergen Tooth Loss

All-on-4 implants in Bergen

Bergen tooth loss

Bergen tooth loss

Dental implants began as a revolutionary way to replace missing teeth without the drawbacks that are so closely associated with traditional fixed bridges and partial removable dentures. As a result, implants were considered more suitable for replacing one Bergen tooth loss or maybe several. But to replace all would be a time-consuming, costly, and logistically difficult process, thereby making old-fashioned complete dentures the only option. Thanks to the continued technological advancement related to implants, though, we at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can now offer you dentures anchored by implants that give you the best benefits of both.

The all-on-4 implant system addresses Bergen tooth loss without any messy adhesive as is standard with traditional dentures. It used to be that dentures were not completely reliable, and would be subject to sliding when you chew and speak, leaving you less than fully confident in them. Still, they were the only available. Well, not anymore. All-on-4 implants start with our local oral surgeon placing four support posts in you jaw that will be used to anchor the entire set of dentures. Four are much easier to place than over a dozen, obviously. And if that isn’t enough to excite you, all-on-4 can sometimes be completed, post and dentures in just a single day’s session. It can be done on either the upper or lower jaw. You will be able to speak, laugh, and eat without any self-consciousness. All-on-4 implants turn what was a removable prosthetic and turns it into a fixed one. You won’t have to take your denture out. Just brush them as you would your natural teeth. Nothing could be easier when it comes to treating Bergen tooth loss.

It’s simple to get started. Contact us today and arrange an appointment to come in and have an examination and consultation. You’ll find out if all-on-4 is right for you.

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-2070

Rockland Teeth in a Day

Immediate implants in Rockland

Rockland Teeth in a day

Rockland Teeth in a day

If you would like Rockland teeth in a day, you should call us and schedule a consultation with us at Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. While not everyone will be a good candidate for immediate implants, our local oral surgeon can do an examination and evaluation to determine if you do qualify for them. If so, you can enjoy the instant gratification that comes from coming in with empty space where teeth used to be, and leaving that same day with brand new teeth and a full smile. That’s an exciting prospect, but even if you have to get conventional dental implants, you are still benefiting from the most advanced way to restore full teeth that is available today.

To start the process of getting Rockland teeth in a day, you will come in for your scheduled appointment and our local oral surgeon will do a full examination and evaluation, including imaging. A full medical history will also be taken and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions that you have about the procedure. Part of this evaluation is to make sure that your jaw bone is strong and thick enough to support the titanium post that will be placed surgically in your jaw. Assuming so, the procedure will begin and that post will be implanted. And if you have been deemed a good candidate for Rockland teeth in a day, the tooth-colored crown that will be put on top of the post will also be done later that day. Otherwise, there will be a three to four month period during which your jaw bone will be allowed to grow around the post and fuse with it before the crown is added. However, you can have a temporary denture fashioned in the meantime.

For a replacement tooth that is strong, durable, looks, feels, and functions like a natural one, you cannot beat dental implants. And the longer you have missing teeth, the more prone you are to shifting teeth and the possibility of misaligned jaw. There’s no reason to wait. Call our office Rockland teeth in a day to get started now.

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-2070

Dental Implant Specialist in Ramapo

Oral Surgeon in Ramapo

Dental Implant Specialist in Ramapo

Dental Implant Specialist in Ramapo

The first thing most people notice when they look at you is probably your smile. Taking care of your teeth is one of the easiest and best ways to present yourself to the world. But sometimes you need a little extra help to reestablish your beautiful smile. If so, a dental procedure to replace missing teeth may be the solution you’ve been looking for. At Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we will be able to successfully provide you with a comfortable, natural-looking, and permanent solution to tooth loss. After many years of working together, our team of dental implant specialists in Ramapo still share the same passion for creating beautiful and healthy smiles. One of the ways we can provide that to you is by replacing your missing teeth with dental implants.

Our dental implant specialists in Ramapo create individual smiles that compliment a patient’s facial features and enhance their overall facial beauty. Our office seeks to establish facial harmony where the smile is not the central focal point, but enhances the overall facial appearance. One of the ways we do that for our patients is through replacing missing teeth with dental implants. Dental implants are a great way to permanently replace missing teeth in a way that previous dental techniques were able to accomplish. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Without the need for neighboring teeth to be filed down in order to make room for the implant, the implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. You will regain the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The determining factor is the amount of available bone. Afterwards, however, you’ll need to visit us up to four times a year for a cleaning to ensure proper healing and hygiene of the dental implant. We will ensure your teeth and mouth maintain their proper function, form, health, and beauty.

At Ramapo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we take the time to customize and personalize the treatment for each patient. Your visits with us are all about you, your happiness, your comfort, and your dental health. We strive to ensure our patients of all ages have a pleasant experience, and are sent home with a bright, beautiful, healthy smile. You never get the chance to make a second impression, so let our dental implant specialist in Ramapo ensure you leave a lasting and smiling impression.

84 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-2070