At Dental Wellness Airway, we can perform dental work on patients that are struggling with dental anxiety. If you avoid the dentist due to fear of what a procedure may be like or simply do not enjoy dental work, give us a call. In our New York, dental office, we can ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed, regardless of the dental procedure. We provide conscious sedation medications and nitrous oxide. When you visit our office, we will meet with you to discuss what treatments you need and create a plan for how to keep your mouth healthy while easing any fears that you have about dentistry in general. We will keep you informed about the entire process so that you can make decisions regarding dental care without experiencing any anxiety.
Dental Cleaning and Examinations
Professional teeth cleanings are an essential part of maintaining a whole healthy smile. Even the most thorough at-home hygiene plan can miss some of the harder to reach parts of teeth. In fact, many patients we see have crevices in teeth so narrow that even a single tooth brush bristle can’t access them. However, hundreds or thousands of bacteria can get inside these crevices and create sticky, acidic plaque that lead to tooth decay and gum disease. That’s where six month teeth cleanings come into play. You may hear professional teeth cleaning is referred to as prophylaxis or prophy. This is a thorough, deep cleaning of every surface of teeth. As our skilled hygienist carefully removes plaque and tartar buildup, they will also be looking for signs of gingivitis, the earliest form of gum disease.
Emergency Dental Care
We provide emergency dental care to ensure that patients can get the help they need right away.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is necessary when decay or damage accesses the pulp layer of the tooth where the nerve is housed. This interior damage can result in a number of oral health concerns, but the earliest indicators are typically severe toothache and sensitivity to changes in temperature. Root canals have gotten a bad reputation, but Dr. Laura Torrado and her team offer safe, comfortable, and effective root canal therapy in our Central Park South dental office. Contact our team if you experience toothache or dental sensitivity that may indicate a need for root canal therapy. Our Manhattan dentistry practice welcomes patients from all nearby communities.
Reduce Sports Injuries with mouth guards
Playing on a sports team is a staple of any childhood from playing little league baseball to playing college football. Regardless of the sport, players will benefit from wearing the proper protection such as shin guards, shoulder pads, helmets, cleats and mouth guards. While most sports go over the necessary gear that the child will need to wear to each game, they may not require mouth guards. With that in mind, mouth guards can be the deciding factor that saves a child’s teeth.
While many parents will invest in a store-bought mouth guard, they may not realize the risk. With store-bought mouth guards, the mouth guard will not be a perfect fit for the child’s teeth. Due to the improper fit, a child will face a greater risk of damaging his or her teeth during the sport or game. A professional mouth guard will be a perfect fit to the child’s teeth that will not run the risk of falling out during the game.
At Dental Wellness Airway we are regularly asked, “What should I do if I chip my tooth?” This is actually a fairly common problem. After chipping a tooth, you may not be in pain or uncomfortable. It really depends on the extent of the chip, where your tooth was chipped, and which tooth was damaged. Some people, for example, lightly chip a tooth when eating something overly hard or crunchy. If it is small, the chip may go unnoticed until you brush and floss your teeth. Chipped teeth that do not relate to a specific accident occur when the mechanical overload of a bad bite has been long enough to weaken the tooth structure. A mechanical analysis of your bite and habits will reveal causes of chipped and broken teeth edges as well as receding gums especially on the premolar area.