At Englewood Dentistry, our aim is to provide you with clear and helpful information regarding common dental concerns and treatments. Below are frequently asked questions along with their answers to guide you in understanding various aspects of dental health and care.
What can I do if I have dental anxiety?
At our office, we specialize in creating a calming environment and offer sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort during dental procedures.
What are my options for missing teeth?
We provide a range of options including custom implants, bridges and personalized denture services, ensuring a perfect fit and natural look.
What cosmetic treatments do you offer?
We offer treatments like professional whitening, custom veneers and personalized smile makeover services to bring out the best in your smile.
When is a tooth extraction recommended?
We advise extraction only when necessary, focusing on preserving as many natural teeth as possible. We consider all factors including patient comfort and long-term oral health.
Is a bone graft necessary for implants?
Our dentist and team will assess each case individually. If a graft is needed, we use advanced techniques to ensure a successful and comfortable implant procedure.
How do I know if I have sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by breathing interruptions. Key signs include:
- Loud Snoring: Chronic, loud snoring, though not all who snore have sleep apnea.
- Breathing Pauses: Noticed often by a sleeping partner.
- Gasping/Choking: Waking up gasping or choking during sleep.
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: Feeling unusually tired during the day.
- Morning Headaches: Regular headaches upon waking.
- Mood Changes: Irritability, mood swings or depression.
- Concentration Difficulties: Trouble focusing or memory issues.
- High Blood Pressure: Often associated with sleep apnea.
These symptoms could indicate sleep apnea or other health conditions. If you experience these signs, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional.
When is a root canal necessary?
A root canal is necessary when the tooth's pulp, containing nerves and blood vessels, is infected or damaged. This can happen due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the same tooth, cracks or chips in the tooth or trauma. During a consultation, our dentist will use the latest diagnostic technology to evaluate the necessity of a root canal.
What do you offer as an alternative to traditional braces for teens?
We offer Invisalign® clear aligners to suit the lifestyle and orthodontic needs of our younger patients.
Why might my gums be bleeding?
Your gums might be bleeding due to a variety of factors, including:
- Gum health
- Brushing habits
- Oral hygiene
During an appointment, our team of dental professionals will determine the cause and provide targeted treatment.
What should I do if I chip my tooth?
Contact us immediately. We offer same-day emergency care and will provide the necessary treatment tailored to the severity of the chip.
What are the basics of good oral hygiene?
Regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups are key to maintaining oral health.
How can I prepare my smile for senior pictures?
We offer quick and effective cosmetic treatments like express whitening and cosmetic bonding to ensure your smile shines for your senior pictures.
When do I need my wisdom teeth removed?
Our approach is to monitor wisdom teeth growth closely and recommend extraction when they pose a risk to your oral health or comfort.
Which is better: Invisalign aligners or braces?
Dr. Roshana Sherzoy provides a personalized consultation to determine which option is more suited to your specific orthodontic needs.
What should I do with damaged dentures?
Avoid DIY fixes and contact us for a prompt repair or replacement, ensuring a perfect fit and function.
Why is an oral cancer screening important?
An oral cancer screening is important for early detection and successful treatment.
What should I do if I suspect gum recession?
Contact us to schedule an appointment for evaluation and potential treatment options.
For more information, or to schedule a consultation with our dentist in Englewood, New Jersey, reach out to us at 201-541-8111.