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Extraction of Wisdom Teeth in NYC Helps Prevent Periodontal Disease

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 AT 5:54 PM by Dr. Mark Stein

Have you been considering wisdom tooth removal in NYC? A recent study in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery titled “Removal of Symptomatic Third Molars May Improve Periodontal Status of Remaining Dentition” found patients with mild pericoronitis who had their third molars extracted showed improved periodontal health after extraction.

Wisdom teeth extraction has fallen victim to controversy for decades with the ultimate question; should they stay or should they go? There is little risk associated with the removal of third molars; however, allowing wisdom teeth to remain in your mouth will not only increase your risk for periodontal disease, but affect your smile.

Third molars have the potential to overcrowd adjacent teeth, and ruin the alignment of your smile. Prior orthodontic treatments may be reversed as a result of erupted or impacted wisdom teeth.  The overcrowding of your teeth can make it harder to maintain your smile, resulting in a decline of oral hygiene.

Since third molars are further back in one’s mouth, they do not always receive the necessary amount of maintenance, and are more susceptible to decay. The bacteria accumulated between the second and third molars can cause significant damage to neighboring teeth and gums, resulting in periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is the chronic inflammation of the gums because of bacteria growing in the tissue of supporting teeth. Symptoms of periodontal disease include bad breath, receding gum lines, and loose teeth. Periodontal disease has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes complications, and pregnancy difficulties, including low birth weights. This painful disease is reversible with proper dental care, but can help be prevented by extracting wisdom teeth.

Avoid periodontal disease and other complications by considering wisdom tooth extraction in NYC! Dr. Stein and our staff at New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center welcome any questions you may have about wisdom teeth extraction in NYC. Contact our office at 212.888.4760, or request your appointment online today! 

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Enjoy Halloween Treats with Dental Implants in NYC

POSTED ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 AT 2:49 PM by Dr. Mark Stein

Do you have a spooky smile? Are you unable to appreciate Halloween sweets because of dentures?  Enjoy more treats this Halloween when you invest in dental implants! Whether you’re missing teeth, or ready to replace your dentures, our NYC Oral Surgeon, Dr. Mark Stein at New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, has a solution to improve your smile and enjoy a hassle-free Halloween!  Have you been trying to decide between dentures or dental implants in New York to replace your missing tooth/teeth?

With dentures, you are unable to crunch into candy apples, chew on Tootsie Rolls, or devour that peanut bar. Dentures are known to shift and click during eating and talking. These uncomfortable fixtures require pastes and powders to be kept in place and reduce shifting, but still cannot withstand certain chewy, sticky foods. Besides the need for pastes and powders, dentures can also cause damage to adjoining teeth because of supporting bridgework, requiring extensive work, and a specialized diet to keep additional dental work in place. Luckily, our NY oral surgeon, Dr. Stein, has an alternative!

Unlike dentures, dental implants in New York will allow you to enjoy all the treats of Halloween, no tricks involved! Dental implants are hassle-free, not only do they look and feel like your natural teeth, they fit securely and help preserve your healthy, adjoining teeth.

Are you ready to crunch into a candy apple?   Dr. Mark Stein can help you enjoy those sweet treats again with Dental Implants in NYC. To learn more about dental implants, contact us at 212.888.4760, or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Stein and the staff at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery would be happy to discuss your options.


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Teeth In An Hour™: A Fast Alternative to Dental Implants in NYC

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 AT 5:27 PM by Dr. Mark Stein

Have you been considering dental implants, but feel you don’t have the time to dedicate to the procedure? Traditional dental implants require many visits to your oral surgeon, and can take months to acquire the final result. Typically, patients must wait 3-6 months in order to allow the implants to bond securely to the jawbone. After the long wait, your surgeon will uncover the implants and attach small posts that will serve as healing abutments until the final replacement teeth are made. This long process isn’t always the best solution for your smile, especially when you need to see results FAST. NY Oral Surgeon, Dr. Mark Stein, offers Teeth In An Hour to eliminate the time consuming process of traditional implants!

The Teeth In An Hour procedure combines advanced surgical techniques with computer technology. Precise planning by our NYC Oral Surgeon with the help of CT scans and a surgical template ensure exact positioning of your implants before the procedure begins. Unlike traditional implants, the implants fit exactly into the surgical sites prepared for them, resulting in no need for healing time before the replacement teeth are put into the posts. The procedure is available for a single tooth replacement, or multiple replacements.

Candidates for Teeth In An Hour must have enough jawbone density to have the procedure performed, and in some cases extractions may be performed before having implants placed. Similar to dental implants, Teeth In An Hour look and feel like natural teeth. The fast procedure fits implants securely into your mouth and allows you to eat practically any foods! Teeth In An Hour is virtually painless and allows you to resume normal activities almost immediately; it requires no flaps or stitching. Plus, the procedure is finished in less than an hour!

If dental implants are not an option because of your lifestyle, Dr. Mark Stein can help repair your smile FAST with Teeth In An Hour™ in NY! To learn more about Teeth In An Hour™, contact us at 212.888.4760, or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Stein and the staff at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery would be happy to discuss your options.


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Our NY Oral Surgeon Makes You “Feel Perfectly at Ease!”

POSTED ON MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 AT 5:52 PM by Dr. Mark Stein

The latest patient reviews from Google, Dr. Oogle, and Review Concierge give high praise to our NYC Oral Surgeon, Dr. Mark Stein! These gold star ratings call him a “friendly and gentle” oral surgeon, who treats his patients with "kindness, and respect” and gives them “ultimate care.”

Read the reviews below to find even more reasons to “feel confident that a visit to Dr. Stein’s office will be an extremely positive experience”:

If you wish to take advantage of Dr. Stein’s expertise, contact our New York office at 212.888.4760, or you may request an appointment online.


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Single Tooth Jaw Bone Graft Allows For Dental Implants in NYC

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013 AT 6:26 PM by Dr. Mark Stein

Statistics have shown that 69% of adults have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal, or tooth decay. In time, when a tooth is lost or extracted, if nothing was put in place of the removed or lost tooth, the body will remold bone over the missing tooth area and create a thinner ridge of jawbone, making it harder to put a dental implant in place of the extracted tooth.

Oftentimes, your Oral Surgeon in NY will recommend having a single jawbone grafting procedure completed at the time of tooth extraction to prevent the jawbone from morphing and losing density for future implant.  NYC Oral Surgeon, Dr. Mark Stein, at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, offers Jawbone grafting in NYC to replace the lost bone density to place a single dental implant.

Jawbone grafting requires bone, either synthetic or sterilized cadaver, to be placed in the empty area. The procedure is an advanced, effective and safe way to promote growth in the jawbone. The jawbone grafting procedure is similar to having a tooth removed. The discomfort, post-operative, is minimal.  It takes 3-4 months for the bone to fuse to your jawbone and for the membrane to cover over the bone, once healing is completed, a dental implant can be placed.

After regrowth, a dental implant in NYC can be placed in the empty spot. Dental implants look and feel like a natural tooth, allow you to eat any type of food, preserve facial structure, do not hinder your ability to speak clearly, and let you smile with confidence! Unlike dentures, dental implants do not shift or click during eating or talking. Dentures also require heavy maintenance, including removal at night, pastes and powders, and specific dietary choices. Dental implants are also a superior choice to bridgework, which damage adjoining teeth, and require a specific dietary choices..

Are you missing a tooth or been turned down for dental implants in the past? Dr. Mark Stein can help repair your smile with Jawbone Grafting in New York. To learn more about Jawbone Grafting in New York, contact us at 212.888.4760, or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Stein and the staff at New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery would be happy to discuss your options.


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