Promoting Healthy, Functional Smiles For Life
Drs. Nasso, Olsen, and Napolitano are committed to preserving the oral health of you and your family so that you all can keep your teeth for life. They have the necessary training and expertise to provide preventative care, which means they’ll keep your smile clear from disease and decay, identify potential issues, and educate you about strong oral hygiene habits.
If your smile needs a little care, our Staten Island dentists feature an array of services that can solve any dental issue while providing optimal results that you’ll cherish for years to come.
Some of the general dentistry services include:
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If your smile has been affected by decay, our team of dentists can use a dental filling to restore its shape and function. Fillings involve removing the decayed area of the tooth and replacing it with a tooth-colored composite resin.
Fillings aren’t only useful for correcting teeth. They also work to prevent further damage by closing off areas where bacteria can enter.
While this treatment has earned the reputation of being intimidating or painful, local anesthetics make it nearly painless. Root canal therapy aims to remove the infected pulp from the center of your tooth.
Root canals allow us to salvage the structure of the tooth and avoid extraction. If your tooth is too weak to support itself following root canal therapy, our dentists may use a dental crown to provide the finishing touch, creating an equally stunning and durable result.
Oral Cancer Screening
An oral cancer screening is an examination that our dentists will perform during your routine visits, looking for signs of cancer or precancerous conditions.
Each year, it’s estimated that 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer. However, since this condition can lead to death, the earlier we can identify the issue, the better chance you have of beating it.
Gum Disease Treatment
During your biannual checkups, we’ll clean your teeth, but we’ll also examine your gums for signs of infection. Gum disease is treatable, especially in the early stages.
If you improve your oral hygiene routine and the health of your gums hasn’t improved, our Staten Island dentists might use periodontal scaling and root planing to remove the plaque and tartar that’s stuck below the gumline.
The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) refer to the section where the lower jaw attaches to the skull. If you’re experiencing discomfort, pain, swelling, restricted movement, or clicking noises in this area of your smile, you might be suffering from TMJ disorder.
While trauma is one reason for the issue, damaged or decayed teeth can cause the effects as well. However, when you visit our Staten Island practice, we can help alleviate your discomfort and restore your ability to speak or eat with ease.
Oral Examination/Hygiene Visits
One of the most significant ways to protect your smile and set it up for long-term success is to visit our Staten Island dentists at least twice a year. These routine meetings give them a chance to examine your smile and eliminate any potential threats before they get out of hand.
During the oral examination, our dentists will teach you and your family about effective oral hygiene techniques and other strategies to keep your smile in optimal shape between visits.
For some patients, their smiles may need a little more attention than a routine cleaning. If your teeth have stains, heavy plaque or tartar buildup, or any other surface imperfections, our dentists can perform a deep cleaning which involves scaling and root planing.
You may also benefit from a deep cleaning if you have gaps between your gums and teeth where bacteria can fester.
Unlike traditional x-rays, our Staten Island dentists won’t waste your precious time by sitting around waiting for the film to process because they use advanced digital x-ray technology. These x-rays are quick, non-intrusive, and produce substantially less radiation than traditional scans. They also allow multiple dentists or physicians, wherever they may be, to see the results within seconds.
If you’re missing a couple of teeth, our Staten Island dentists might recommend using a dental bridge. Bridges work by anchoring a single dental restoration to adjacent teeth.
For patients missing more than a couple of teeth, we feature implant-supported bridges which will benefit your smile by providing optimal stability and strength while filling your smile.
Dental crowns are durable tooth-shaped shells made from porcelain that we can use to protect damaged teeth. This treatment restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance, making it the ideal way to correct severely damaged or decayed teeth.
Dentures are a traditional way to restore multiple teeth in your smile. They are a quick and painless option that allows you to smile, eat, and socialize with a complete set of teeth. We’ll customize your dentures, so they fit comfortably in your mouth.
If you’re interested in a permanent solution, we offer implant-supported dentures which use the strength and stability of dental implants to secure a single dental prosthetic.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I visit the dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends that patients visit the dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and examination. It’s important to note, however, that this is a very general guideline — some people need to visit the dentist more frequently.
If you have certain risk factors for gum disease, such as diabetes, smoking, or a family history of periodontitis, your dentist may want to keep a closer eye on your oral health to identify potential problems early. At our Staten Island practice, one of our dentists will work with you to develop the best schedule and treatment plan to ensure you maintain a healthy smile.
Is it safe to visit the dentist while I’m pregnant?
Yes, it’s absolutely safe to visit the dentist for routine cleanings and care during pregnancy. In fact, hormone changes caused by pregnancy may increase the risk of gum infections and gum disease, which can become problematic for both you and your baby.
As a result, we recommend that pregnant women continue to receive preventive dental care before giving birth. Still, we realize that laying in a treatment chair during an advanced pregnancy can be very uncomfortable. Except for cases of dental emergency, we strive to complete all necessary dental treatment before a pregnant woman reaches her third trimester.
How often should I have dental x-rays?
We recommend annual x-rays for our patients, as this gives us a detailed view of the internal structures of your mouth, allowing us to intercept and treat potential issues before they become serious problems. By using x-rays, we can diagnose cavities early, helping to prevent root canal infections, bone loss, and loss of tooth structure.
I brush twice a day -- is it really necessary to floss?
Yes! Brushing your teeth twice a day is a great start, but it doesn’t remove all of the food, bacteria, and plaque that can get lodged between your teeth or at the gumline. Flossing daily not only helps to prevent cavities and tooth decay, but it’s also essential in the battle against gum disease.
We’ll be happy to show you the most effective techniques for flossing. We can also recommend tools such as interdental brushes or water flossers that may make it easier for you to establish and maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
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Regular dental visits are recommended to prevent oral health problems.