Ridgewood Family Dentist

Dental X-rays Ridgewood

A dental exam at Middle Village Dental Group is a comprehensive oral health checkup. In addition to a physical and visual examination of your teeth and a thorough dental cleaning, our Ridgewood family dentist will also take x-rays, do a gum disease evaluation, and screen you for oral cancer. We are committed to your complete dental well-being.

Oral Cancer Screening Ridgewood

Oral Cancer Screening Ridgewood

Oral cancer is no less scary than cancer than occurs anywhere else in your body, but it sometimes gets neglected. Well, not with our Ridgewood family dentist it won’t. Early detection is linked to the best outcomes and that’s why being checked is a very good idea. Of course, if any signs that indicate the presence of oral cancer are detected, you will be referred to an appropriate specialist for follow up and further evaluation. In between oral cancer screening, be good to yourself and try to quit smoking, whether it’s cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Even smokeless tobacco is unhealthy for your mouth. It’s also wise to wear sunscreen on your lips, an often overlooked precaution, and to avoid heavy alcohol consumption.

X-rays give our Ridgewood family dentist the advantage of getting a look at what is going on inside your teeth and to detect even small cavities before they become much larger ones. When we consider all of the factors that go into the prevention of tooth decay and keeping your teeth strong and healthy, x-rays play a significant role. Large cavities weaken your tooth and eventually leave the root area exposed to infection.

Your gums are at least as important as your teeth, because if your gum tissue ceases to be a sturdy foundation, your teeth cannot do the job on their own. Our Ridgewood family dentist will perform a gum disease evaluation and look for signs of gingivitis- the early stage of gum disease, or periodontitis, the more advanced stage. If gum disease is present, finding it sooner rather than later typically means an easier way of treating it. Gingivitis can usually be addressed with a simple dental cleaning or two. Periodontitis may require treatment that is more involved. Call us today and schedule your dental exam.

Dental Exams Ridgewood
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 502-8809

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Ridgewood General Dentist

Root Canals Ridgewood

Middle Village Dental Group is your go-to Ridgewood general dentist. We are a full service, multi-specialty dental practice that has been proudly serving our community for years. Our dedicated staff of professionals works tirelessly to make sure that all of our patients receive the friendly and expert dental care that they deserve. We are a state-of-the-art facility that uses the latest and greatest in modern dental technology and treatment so that we can better protect and enhance the teeth and gums of our patients. Whether you’re coming to see us for a comprehensive oral exam or expert treatment for a root canal, you will find that Middle Village Dental Group is committed to the health of you and your family.

Root Canal Infection Ridgewood

Root Canal Infection Ridgewood

A great example of our mastery of dental technology is our use of the computerized root canal treatment. Our computerized 1-visit root canal treatment, is an advanced computerized technique that allows us to complete your root canal treatment in just one easy, painless visit. With this technology the root canal treatment is now more predictable for our Ridgewood general dentist and more comfortable for the patient. This technological treatment method also allows us a greater success rate in saving decayed teeth. When a tooth becomes infected our first goal is to lean out the infected pulp in order to save the tooth. Removing a decayed tooth is always a last resort option for us, it is always best to keep natural teeth when possible.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a decayed or infected tooth (bleeding gums when brushing and flossing, and tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures) you should make an appointment with Middle Village Dental Group as soon as possible. It is a dangerous health risk to let tooth and gum issues to go untreated. If gone untreated, an infected tooth can result in loss of the tooth, gum disease and even permanent damage to the jawbone. As your go-to Ridgewood general dentist, we are committed to making sure that any decayed or infected tooth does not do permanent damage.

1-Visit Root Canal Therapy Ridgewood
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 502-8809

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Dentist Ridgewood Queens

General Dentist Ridgewood

Our Ridgewood Queens dentist knows that no dental filling or restoration material is as good as your natural teeth. When decay or trauma causes loss of your tooth structure, however, dental materials must be used to replace it. There are many types of dental materials that range from non-toxic to very toxic, so we want our patients to be well-informed. According to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Center for Disease Control, mercury makes up 50% of the silver amalgam fillings commonly used by dentists, and is an extremely toxic material. The mercury has been known to leak from the fillings and enter the body. It accumulates in all organs, including the brain, heart, thyroid, liver, nerve centers, spleen, kidneys, ovaries, and prostate. The amount of degeneration in the tissues of these organs depends on the patient, their DNA, and the amount of mercury that was absorbed and accumulated.

11379 Dental Fillings

11379 Dental Fillings

Metal-free dental fillings consist of materials that don’t contain mercury, and our Ridgewood Queens dentist uses safe removal techniques when pre-existing mercury-containing materials are removed. These removal techniques lessen your exposure to mercury while the materials are removed. Although it hasn’t been proven that mercury in dental fillings is a direct cause of any diseases, there are several indicators that mercury toxicity is a significant contributor to many chronic illnesses. Heavy metals, such as mercury, destroy cells, enzyme systems, and nerves. Dental fillings that contain metal, act as a shield for many microbes against your immune system, and interferes with the transport of oxygen.

Fillings that contain metal can propose a serious problem to your health and our Ridgewood Queens dentist recommends the choice for metal-free dental fillings, especially for our patients suffering from a chronic disease or illness. Another good reason to eliminate meal from your fillings is because they are close to other metal restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and partial dentures, which can actually produce electrical currents in your mouth. By using metal-free dental fillings, electric currents are decreased and this will help head and neck tissues to function more normally.

Metal-Free Dental Fillings Ridgewood
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 502-8809

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Ridgewood Pediatric Dentist

Family Dental Care Ridgewood

As a new parent, there are few aspects of your life that are more exciting than witnessing the many first experiences of your youngest member of the family. However, medical care for your new son or daughter can be one fraught with more areas and necessities than many of us are often aware. While dutiful parents are always at the ready to bring their children to regular clinic check-ups for vaccinations and dietary examinations, even the most attentive of parents can leave out vital parts of their children’s overall healthcare. Primary teeth are just as important as permanent teeth, and as such need to receive regular care. To insure your son or daughter grows into a healthy smile, be sure to visit the experts at your local Ridgewood pediatric dentist at the offices of the Middle Village Dental Group.

11379 Pediatric Dentistry

11379 Pediatric Dentistry

Your child’s first teeth may be an eager one for children to be rid of, but these small additions to their lives are worth far more than small cash from the tooth fairy. The health and placement of primary or baby teeth directly that of the permanent or adult teeth they will later grow into. If primary teeth fall out too soon due to childhood tooth decay, this can cause the adult teeth to grow into the wrong places, creating the need for costly orthodontic care in order to correct the problem. Regular pediatric examinations beginning as early as six months of age from your trusted Ridgewood pediatric dentist can work to help you and your child alike to care for young teeth in a manner that is both gentle and effective.

Young smiles receive more than state of the art examinations upon visiting your local dentist every six months, they also receive necessary cleanings and additional rinses that work to stop tooth decay and prevent cavities before they can ever happen to your son or daughter. Only an oral cleaning from a licensed hygienist at your professional Ridgewood pediatric dentist can work to remove hardened deposits of tartar that begin to form just twenty minutes after snacks and meals. Every cleaning at our offices is completed with a fluoride rinse that works to actively strengthen and regrow the dentin of young teeth in order to prevent decay from harming young teeth.

Childhood dental care is more than an additional expense, but a necessity in young lives that can actively work to stop your son or daughter from needing additional care later in life. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at your neighborhood Ridgewood pediatric dentist understands the needs of patients of all ages, that’s why our state of the art offices are open seven days a week. With regular cleanings and examinations from the Middle Village Dental Group you can insure a lifetime of healthy smiles for the whole family.

Pediatric Dental Exams Ridgewood
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 502-8809

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Orthodontist Ridgewood

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At Middle Village Dental Group, we perform orthodontics for all ages, pediatric, teen, and adult. Straight teeth are a goal that we all share, partly because we want to have the best looking smile possible. But also because crooked or misaligned teeth can cause discomfort and make you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. This is because they can be challenging to brush and floss between properly. Our Ridgewood orthodontist is prepared to get you started on the road to straighter teeth.

Orthodontic Treatment 11379

Orthodontic Treatment 11379

For children, standard orthodontic treatments usually begin around the age of 7. For your child, orthodontic care also covers the falling out of her or his primary teeth and the eruption of adult teeth, which continues to occur sometimes up to the age of 13. It is important for our Ridgewood orthodontist to make sure that your child’s permanent teeth have the proper space to grow in and that there is not a problem with tooth overcrowding. His or her jaw growth and bite will be monitored too. If necessary, braces may be prescribed to ensure that things go more smoothly later.

For teens and adults, we also offer Invisalign orthodontics, an exciting, state of the art system that uses a series of clear aligners instead of the more traditional wire and metal configuration that is familiar to all of us. Invisalign allows our Ridgewood orthodontist to utilize advanced 3-D technology, fashioning from 12 to 48 aligners, depending on your individual needs, each custom fit to serve their specific role in straightening your teeth. You will wear one for about two weeks before moving onto the next. As the name suggests, they are nearly undetectable to the eye. Other advantages of Invisalign are that they don’t dig into your gums and cause discomfort and pain like metal braces can and that you wear your aligner all day and night, even while you sleep. You only remove it to eat, brush, and floss.

Invisalign for teenagers can be especially beneficial to their attitude about wearing braces. Old fashioned metal braces can be socially awkward. The clear aligners that our Ridgewood orthodontist will give them, however, are far less likely to cause your teen anxiety. For children, teenagers, and adults, we have the solutions you need when it comes to orthodontics. Call us today and schedule a free consultation.

Invisalign Orthodontics Ridgewood
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 502-8809

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Ridgewood Implant Dentist

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When comparing more traditional dental reconstructive procedures, most of our patients find they have a better feel, better look and a more stable solution to their tooth loss once they undergo dental implant surgery. Dental implants have transformed dentistry and our Ridgewood implant dentist gives you a permanent solution to replace missing teeth with implanted teeth that feel and look like your own. Our well-informed staff educates all patients on the entire process, explaining that dental implants are much more than a cosmetic procedure. Replacing a lost tooth is vital in order to maintain the overall health and function of the surrounding teeth. It also helps to avoid tooth movement and any loss of bone from the jaw in that area.

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11379 Implant Dentistry

Whether teeth are extracted or missing, one or multiple, it is now possible to replace them with dental implants. Looking amazingly like your natural tooth, an implant is a new tooth made of metal and porcelain. The first part is the titanium implant body that replaces the missing root, and the second part is the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. Our Ridgewood implant dentist handles your implants with precise skill, placing them within the jawbone with meticulous accuracy. Implants may also be used to anchor dentures that tend to shift when chewing or talking. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so that you have a much more natural-looking smile.

Dental implant surgery is done under local anesthesia and one implant, without any complications, will take a little over an hour. Your surgery is done in the office of our Ridgewood implant dentist at Middle Village Dental Group, and most patients say the procedure is less painful than having a tooth pulled. Some patients may have very mild soreness or swelling, easily treated with over the counter medicines, and it’s rare that a patient can’t return to work the next day. Usually titanium, dental implants are artificial roots and teeth and should last between 15 and 25 years. Our Ridgewood implant dentist shares expert knowledge and proven results with each patient, keeping you well-informed and comfortable during your procedure.

Dental Implant Surgery Ridgewood
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 502-8809

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Ridgewood Periodontist

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At Middle Village Dental Group, one of the most common dental conditions that our Ridgewood periodontist sees in our patients is the development of gingivitis. Gingivitis is a term that refers to the early stages of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Gingivitis begins to develop if there is an excess of bacteria, like those founding plaque, tartar and food debris, that have built up in your mouth and around your gums. These bacteria can eventually form pockets between the gums and the teeth, filling up these spaces and eventually leading to tooth loss and damage to the underlying bone in your jaw. As you can see, gingivitis can lead to serious dental problems.

Periodontal Deep Cleanings Ridgewood

Periodontal Deep Cleanings Ridgewood

If you are developing gingivitis, you are likely to encounter symptoms such as redness in the gums, gum tenderness, pain in the gums, bleeding from the gums, and the appearance of the gums receding. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you see a professional like our Ridgewood periodontist as soon as possible. Gingivitis will only turn into more advanced forms of periodontal disease if it is not treated early and effectively. When you come in for your visit, we will determine what kind of treatment option is best for you depending on the severity of your symptoms.

One treatment method that we use for many cases of gingivitis and even more advanced cases of periodontal disease is the use of periodontal deep cleaning techniques. These techniques, including root scaling, planing, and others, aim to rid your mouth of the bacteria that are causing you trouble. Our Ridgewood periodontist may recommend that you visit Middle Village Dental Group for intermittent sessions of periodontal deep cleanings to keep your gingivitis symptoms at bay. In addition, you will also need to pay careful attention to your oral hygiene habits at home.

If you would like to learn more about basic dental health topics and the related services offered by our expert Ridgewood periodontist, please visit the Middle Village Dental Group. Our team of staff is also here to help you if you have a specific question or concern that you would like to discuss. Feel free to call the office directly, or send us a message online. We look forward to working with you.

Gum Disease Treatment Ridgewood
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 502-8809

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Dental Office Ridgewood

Dental Office Ridgewood

Let’s be honest: Life sure can be tough on teeth. Even if we’re eating right, brushing and flossing like we’re supposed, and coming in to the Ridgewood dental office of Middle Village Dental Group for your six-month checkups, we can still develop oral health problems. Yes, it may not be fair, but even those of us who really have good oral hygiene habits can develop cavities and gum disease, or suffer from trauma. Sometimes, things can get so bad that a root canal needs to be done to avoid a tooth extraction. While root canals used to be an ordeal that involved multiple visits to the dentist, there’s new technology we’d like to tell you about that can actually get you all taken care of in just a single visit!

Ridgewood Dental Checkups

Ridgewood Dental Checkups

The old style of root canal used to go something like this. At the first appointment, your dentist would give you a comprehensive exam. If it turned out that one or more of your teeth had damaged pulp, you’d come back for a second visit, during which the dentist would drill a hole, spend a great deal of time removing the damaged pulp and then spend still more time filling the hollowed-out tooth back in. Fortunately, however, new technology here at the Ridgewood dental office of Middle Village Dental Group have made two-visit root canals are a thing of past. We use computers to measure the roots of your teeth (which makes it easier for our dentist to clean them out) and we use computers to help fill the affected tooth back in. Before you know it, you’ll be back up out of the chair and headed out the door with jaws full of strong, healthy and pain-free teeth.

If you have a tooth that’s bothering, or even if you’re simply overdue for your twice-a-year comprehensive exam, stop procrastinating and come in to our Ridgewood dental office! (Thanks to the speed of computer-aided dental care, you can’t use inconvenience as an excuse not to visit us anymore!) We promise we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible throughout your appointment. Schedule an exam via phone or our website today!

Root Canal Therapy Ridgewood
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 502-8809

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Ridgewood Cosmetic Dentist

Ridgewood Cosmetic Dentist

Is the appearance of your teeth one that makes you pause before smiling? If you are unhappy with the look of your teeth, it can be much more than a simple cosmetic hindrance. For many of us our smiles are the gateways into our personalities, and they are so often the first impression we make on others, whether it be a first date, or an important job interview. No matter what your age, you can get the beautiful and healthy smile you deserve to give those who matter most a first impression you can be proud of. With state of the art dental procedures and treatment options from your local Ridgewood cosmetic dentist and Middle Village Dental Group.

Invisalign Orthodontics Ridgewood

Invisalign Orthodontics Ridgewood

Malocclusions or bite problems can often go undiagnosed for years, but unfortunately this does make them get better or easier to cope with age. No matter what the cause of your bite problem is, these issues will only get worse overtime without treatment from your trusted Ridgewood cosmetic dentist. For those who have severe bite problems, the perfect orthodontics can be crafted just for your unique needs to help you achieve a straighter and healthier smile. If you are concerned about the appearance of braces, or simply have a milder case which you believe does not require traditional treatment in order to effectively realign your smile, ask your doctor about how the latest Invisalign systems can give you a healthy smile in a beautiful way through comfortable plastic retainers which no one will know you are wearing but you.

Are you suffering from stubborn stains that just won’t quit? Or do gaps in your smile and chipped teeth have you thinking twice about showing your pearly whites when you are feeling your best? With whitening procedures and dental veneers your professional Ridgewood cosmetic dentist can give you the beautiful smile you want, without the invasive procedures you don’t. The new ZOOM 2 bleaching procedure can have your teeth shades in just one visit in an hour, while at-home professional systems can give you whiter teeth in just a few days. Our porcelain dental veneers can give you a total smile makeover that will fix chipped, cracked, stained, and even gaps in your teeth in a painless way that can last a lifetime.

Our team of doctors at the Middle Village Dental Group can work with you one on one to identify the source of your cosmetic dental woes and give you the care you need for a more beautiful you. Our state of the art Ridgewood cosmetic dentist offices utilizes the latest technology to give you the very best in whitening, veneers, and orthodontics of all varieties. With the help of our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at Middle Village Dental Group we can give you your best smile yet.

Teeth Whitening Treatments Ridgewood
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 502-8809

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Ridgewood Queens Dentist

Ridgewood Queens Dentist

At the Middle Village Dental Group, we hope that flossing and brushing are already part of our patient’s daily oral health routine, but there is much more to good oral hygiene than replacing your tube of toothpaste or box of floss when you run out. Successful preventative dentistry is at the heart of what our Ridgewood Queens dentist practices. We are firm believers that more frequent check-ups and cleanings avoid the need for expensive and difficult procedures in the future. We are dedicated to preventing tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease before it develops. The best way to avoid that is to practice proper oral hygiene at home and the best preventative dentistry by scheduling regular check-ups and cleanings with our local dentist.

Dental Cleanings Ridgewood

Dental Cleanings Ridgewood

Booking an appointment at Middle Village Dental Group for a comprehensive preventative evaluation is not only necessary for good oral hygiene but your medical health as well. Since many health problems show their earliest symptoms in your mouth, our Ridgewood Queens dentist will explain how untreated gum conditions can lead to more serious health issues. Conditions like diabetes, oral cancer, and even osteoporosis can be caught by your dentist before they become serious. Left untreated, gum disease can actually cause serious infections in other parts of your body as well since the cause of gum disease is bacteria. Regularly scheduled exams will actually save you money in the long run since detecting and resolving simple problems like dental cavities early on, can avoid more serious procedures, like root canals or extractions, later on.

Once you’ve scheduled your preventative exam with our Ridgewood Queens dentist, dental x-rays will also be taken. Your teeth will then be carefully checked for decay, broken fillings, fractures, and abnormalities. Our doctors will also perform a periodontal inspection of your gums and a cancer screening in your mouth. In addition, we will evaluate your bite and the movement of your jaw as well. During the exam, don’t hesitate to ask questions or express any concerns that you’ve noticed. Talk about your oral hygiene routine so we can get a good idea of your dental health and discuss any necessary treatment plans for problems that might have been detected. Schedule your preventative check-ups and treatments accordingly, and you’ll be on your way to the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

Dental Exams Ridgewood Queens
66-26 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379
(718) 502-8809

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