As a premier sedation dentist in NYC, Dr. Siegelman is familiar with the various reasons why patients do not see the dentist. In addition to dental anxiety, a strong gag reflex is a factor that can make many people understandably apprehensive. However, avoiding the dentist is not a viable solution. Avoiding dental care to prevent…Read the full article
Dental restorations are sometimes a necessity. When a tooth has been damaged, sometimes a filling may not provide sufficient remodeling for long-term stability. To prevent further injury to the tooth, the patient may need an inlay, onlay, or crown. Historically, these restorations had to be made in a dental lab. With the development of CAD/CAM…Read the full article
The holidays are approaching, which brings most of us to a place of considering what gifts we might give. This naturally causes us to think of the gifts we may like to receive. There’s nothing like the gift of a healthy, attractive smile and now there are ultra-easy ways to get (or give) that gift.…Read the full article
We all want to enjoy a bright, radiant smile. We understand and we greatly enjoy helping our NYC patients get their best smile using professional teeth whitening treatment. While advantageous and very convenient, teeth whitening is only one way to foster a brighter smile. Here, we want to discuss both what can stain teeth and…Read the full article
The gag reflex is the body’s natural defense mechanism that keeps foreign objects out of your upper respiratory tract. When the body senses something other than air headed down the larynx, pharynx, or trachea, the muscles in the area spasm and contract. Dental impression trays, especially with the impression material, and the x-ray process can…Read the full article
Over the past several years, we’ve seen a significant shift in the approach to misaligned teeth. Rather than affixing metal brackets and archwires on every smile, dentists are now able to provide their patients with custom treatment that utilizes nearly invisible aligners. You may have heard of Invisalign and its many benefits. Most people that…Read the full article
Dr. Siegelman contributed to an article on Bottom Line Inc. about painful dental cleanings. He discusses different options for addressing pain, as well as steps that can be taken before, during and after your appointment to feel more comfortable and at ease. Read the Article If you are in need of a dental cleaning, but…Read the full article
Historically, gum recession has been associated with gum disease, a progressive infection that affects the soft tissue around teeth. A receding gum line may occur around one tooth or several and, according to research, could relate to several factors besides infection. Some of the reasons that the gums may recede include: Bruxism, the clenching and…Read the full article
If you struggle to make or keep dental appointments because a bout of anxiety overcomes you at the thought of going to the dentist, you may feel like you’re alone in your feelings. This isn’t so. According to surveys, more than 60 percent of people report that they really don’t like going to the dentist.…Read the full article
Gum disease is a common infection which adults are particularly prone to developing. The condition typically occurs mildly at first. We know this as gingivitis. At this stage, it can be reversed; however, without treatment, the superficial inflammation in the soft tissue around teeth expands beneath the surface. Periodontitis is a more substantial level of…Read the full article
We understand how important it is for us to all stay healthy and connected to one another. Our office now offers teledentistry appointments to help meet your needs and provide dental care from the comfort of home, or wherever you are. With teledentistry, we can set up “remote” appointments, where we can use video and audio connection to connect us together from any location. It’s easy to use- you just need access to the internet from a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer.
We are available for appointments for emergency dental care as well. If you, or a family member, have a dental emergency, we can help.
Let’s stay healthy and connected. We will get through this together.
All our best,
Dr. Siegelman and Team