Services:Consultation|Wisdom Teeth|Dental Implants|Grafting|Adjunct to Orthodontics|Oral Pathology|Anesthesia|Trauma
Our philosophy is to educate our patients so that they can make informed decisions about their dental care. Thus, consultation appointments are strongly encouraged and in many cases required. This initial visit allows us to better understand your medical and dental conditions and needs. To assist us, we ask that you provide accurate, up-to-date medical information, including a list of current medications, a completed referral card from your dentist, medical and dental insurance information, and appropriate dental x-rays. If additional x-rays are needed, we use digital x-ray technology which significantly reduces radiation exposure by as much as 90 percent. Click here to view brief videos about digital x-rays.
We take great pride in making this procedure as pleasant and safe as possible for our patients. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons considers the best time for removal of impacted wisdom teeth to be between the ages of 15 and 25. Earlier removal, however, may be preferred in certain situations. In many cases, prophylactic removal of the wisdom teeth is advisable due to space concerns and the long-term potential for damage to adjacent teeth, gums and jawbone. In general, you will heal faster and more predictably and have fewer complications when treated early. A consultation in the mid-teenage years is ideal. Click here to view brief videos about wisdom teeth.
Dental implants have come of age! They are certainly no longer considered �experimental.� Actually, they are changing the way we practice dentistry today as well as changing people�s lives. Simply, dental implants are titanium anchors that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are used to replace single or multiple teeth, or to stabilize a denture. Few, if any, dental procedures approach the extremely high success rates of properly placed dental implants. Dr. Rosenfeld will work closely with your dentist to assure you will once again eat, speak and smile with confidence. Click here to view brief videos about dental implants.
It is no longer enough to simply remove a tooth without regard for how the site will ultimately heal. With the advent of new instruments and techniques, preservation of bone and gum tissue is the goal. After tooth removal, bone quickly begins to atrophy. This can affect the ability to later place an implant or even obtain acceptable esthetics under a bridge. Much of this can be prevented by filling extraction sites with a bone replacement graft at the time of extraction. In other situations where considerable bone is already missing from previous extractions, more extensive grafts may be required. Dr. Rosenfeld has the training and experience to perform these grafts with expertise.
Whether it is the removal of bicuspid teeth to create space, surgically exposing an impacted cuspid tooth, or placing mini-implants to assist with orthodontic anchorage, your child will be cared for in a compassionate, age-appropriate manner.
A wide variety of infections, cysts, tumors and other lesions may occur in the bones or soft tissues of the mouth or face. While many are harmless, others may be more serious. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are experts in diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.
In the right hands, dental surgery can be performed in a safe, relaxed, comfortable manner. With the use of various oral, inhalation and intravenous anesthetic techniques, your experience should be a pleasant one. Dr. Rosenfeld will discuss anesthetic options during your consultation. In addition, you can choose to listen to a CD or satellite radio, or watch a DVD through virtual reality glasses during longer procedures.
In the event that you are the victim of an accident or other forms of trauma to the mouth or surrounding structures, Dr. Rosenfeld is on the staff of Northern Westchester Hospital where he covers Emergency Room call.
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