Manhattan General Dentistry
At DDS Group, we believe that routine dental exams and general dentistry are the foundations of good oral health. We offer the following services at our lower Manhattan financial district office:
Comprehensive Evaluation / Oral Examination
We recommend oral examinations and comprehensive evaluations every six months for all patients. During these visits, one of our dentists will conduct a visual inspection of your mouth, head, and neck to check for abnormal tissue growth and other signs of potential problems. We also examine your teeth, gums, and jaw, taking x-rays when needed to find instances of decay and bone recession.
A dental cleaning,also known as an oral prophylaxis, is an important part of your biannual dental visit. We use specialized tools to remove deposits of dental plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth. Once your teeth are cleaned, we polish them to leave them feeling smooth and looking their best.
Custom Mouth Guards
It doesn’t matter if you’re an adult or a child––if you participate in contact sports, you should wear a mouth guard. Custom mouth guards are more effective than store-bought one-size-fits-all or boil-and-bite options because they’re designed to fit your unique features. In addition to offering better protection, they’re also more comfortable and allow for easier breathing and speaking.
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is the first lines of treatment for gum disease. This non-surgical procedure uses specialized dental instruments to gently remove dental calculus and plaque from below the gum line. Then, we smooth the root of the tooth to help the gums heal and securely reattach, eliminating pockets where bacteria can build up.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are needed when decay has progressed beyond the surface of the tooth to the pulp. Because the pulp at the center of a tooth is rich with nerves and blood vessels, this infection can be quite painful, making root canals a necessity. During a root canal, we remove the infected pulp, then clean the inside of the tooth. We fill and reseal the tooth to prevent re-infection, typically using a dental crown or composite filling to restore normal function of the tooth.
Our goal is to always save your natural tooth whenever possible. Not only is this the most cost-effective treatment, it’s also the best for your overall oral health. There are times, however, when the only course of treatment is to extract a damaged or decayed tooth. To do this, we use anesthesia to completely numb the area surrounding the damaged tooth. We apply a gentle rocking motion to loosen and remove the tooth, then stitch the gum back together after the extraction is complete. Once the gum has healed, we can consider a bridge or a dental implant as a tooth replacement.
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Contact us at 212-269-6655 to schedule an appointment.