Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have gum disease?
The following symptoms often indicate that gum disease is present:
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Heavy tartar buildup
- Loose or sensitive teeth
Do I need a root canal?
Signs of infection severe enough to require a root canal include:
- Severe tooth pain
- Large fractures or cavities in the teeth
- Pain and sensitivity to heat
- A small, pimple-like bump on gums or near area of pain
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
Patients with healthy teeth and gums are usually the best candidates for Invisalign. Our board-certified orthodontist will assess your bite to determine if Invisalign is appropriate.
Do you see emergency patients?
If you feel that you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call us right away. We can work you into our schedule, or have someone return your call if it is after hours.
Is there a pediatric dentist in your office?
Yes, Dr. Paul Zeylikman is a New York City, board-certified pediatric dentist who sees all of our young patients right here in our office.
What is LANAP?
Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, or LANAP, is a non-invasive therapy used for the treatment of periodontitis. This procedure is performed in conjunction with deep cleaning, to destroy the bacteria that cause gum infections.