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What does it mean when you notice gum bleeding during flossing and brushing?

How often should you have your teeth cleaned?

Is it easy to schedule an appointment?

Are dental x-rays harmful?

Why most of the time the gum tissue around a cap appears blue or black? Is there any solution to that?

Does the partial dentures have to have these ugly metal clasps?

What is a dental implant?





Q: What does it mean when you notice gum bleeding during flossing and brushing?

This is one of the signs of gum disease, which needs to be treated. Gum bleeding is an important first symptom of the disease. If gum disease not treated, it progresses with little or no pain and leads to tooth loss.
 


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Q: How often should you have your teeth cleaned?

The American Dental Association recommends two to four times a year depending upon your history.


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Q: Is it easy to schedule an appointment?

Our office has very convenient office hours, including SUNDAYS, and most of our patients are given appointments within a reasonable time period. Emergency patients are seen and treated immediately.


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Q: Are dental x-rays harmful?

No, we use the most advanced and state of the art digital X-ray system that dramatically reduces radiation. The office follows ADA guidelines as to the frequency of radiographs. Additionally, you will be covered with a lead apron decreasing your exposure to negligible levels.


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Q: Why most of the time the gum tissue around a cap appears blue or black? Is there any solution to that?

The blue or black discoloration of the gum around the necks of the crowns (caps) is due to the metal margin of the porcelain fused to metal crowns. There now are many alternative restorations that do not contain any metal including all porcelain or ceramic.


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Q: Does the partial dentures have to have these ugly metal clasps?

No, our office offers newer, more attractive, and more comfortable metal free flexible partial dentures, which are made out of strong nylon and acrylic. Alternatively, dental implants may be a solution to your missing teeth problems.


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Q: What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in the jaw by our periodontist. After healing they are just like tooth roots and can be used to support crowns or bridges. (You can read more about Dental Implants under PROCEDURES section of our website)


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The Dentists and Periodontists at 82nd Dental treat patients in the greater New York City Metropolitan area including Jackson Heights, Queens, Long Island, Nassau, Woodside, East Elmhurst, Astoria, Forest Hills, Long Island City and Flushing. We also assist patients in the following zip codes: 11372, 11380, 11373, 11369, 11370, 11371, 11377 and 11106.


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