Research indicates that inadequate oral health can increase your risk of a stroke, heart disease, respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, good overall health may be enhanced by a healthy mouth.
Did you know that 3 out of every 4 adults in America have had (or do have) gum disease? And that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults?
Tooth loss can cause a lot of problems, from gum disease to jawbone shrinkage. When we talk about your oral health, it goes beyond your teeth and gums. There is also your jaw and your sleep patterns.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is when your temporomandibular joints fail to operate correctly. These joints are a ball and socket joint that require proper muscle alignment. That is one of the reasons why it is important to replace missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause a misaligned bite which can negatively impact the health of your jaw and can be a contributing factor in TMD.
Elite Dental at Staten Island can help. Whether you need dental implants to replace teeth or treatment for TMD, we’ve got you covered.
Recent studies indicate that people with sleep apnea are twice as likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. This is because one of the many symptoms of sleep apnea is poor concentration and fatigue. This study is one in a long line of studies that have been going since 2008.
As our patient, you are always considered our first priority. Helping you to achieve healthy, strong teeth and gums provides us the greatest satisfaction and pleasure.
Oral hygiene and routine dental check-ups are essential for good dental and overall health. Our range of general dental treatment which are aimed at total rejuvenation include:
Before you come in for your first visit to Elite Dental of Staten Island, we recommend that you fill out our patient information sheet, as well as forms for your dental and medical history. All of these forms are available on our website, so you can easily download and complete them before you come in for your visit.
At your first visit to Elite Dental of Staten Island, Dr. Acker will perform a brief oral evaluation after listening to your dental goals and/or concerns. Your first appointment will provide you with the opportunity to get to know Dr. Acker and his team, and to discuss any specific needs you might have. Once your wellness evaluation is complete and your treatment goals have been established, we’ll schedule your second appointment.
Dr. Acker will perform a full oral assessment at your second appointment. This will allow him to determine the most effective treatment plan for your dental requirements. Dr. Acker will also let you know what you can expect from the prescribed treatment, including the procedures, times, and expected costs.
It’s completely fine to eat immediately after having a composite filling done. The materials for your fillings will actually be hardened and set during the procedure, so there is no downtime following treatment. It is best, of course, to wait for any of the effects of anaesthesia to wear off before you eat, and some patients do experience some sensitivity to chewing for a day or two after the procedure.
Yes, you may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks for a few days following treatment. High fluoride concentration fluoride can be helpful in alleviating any discomfort until the sensitivity resolves itself.
It is possible that you will experience some slight oozing of blood immediately after extraction surgery. Usually, this can be stopped by biting with a firm pressure on a gauze for 10 minutes, and we do recommend that you don’t rinse for at least 24 hours following surgery, as this tends to cause more bleeding. We will also prescribe pain medications to help relieve any discomfort.