A biopsy may be recommended by Dr. Tarlo if he recognizes ulcers, sores, lesions, white or red patches or persistent, chronic swelling in your oral cavity or changes in your gums that may be causing loose teeth or dentures.
A biopsy is a medical procedure in which a small sample of gum or other tissue will be removed from your mouth and sent to a lab for analysis. This allows our oral surgeon to diagnose potential periodontal disease, oral cancer, or other pathogenic dental conditions.
This is not a particularly painful procedure and can quite frankly save your life. During your biopsy procedure, your team at Park Avenue Oral Surgery will minimize any possible discomfort. Anesthetic may be used depending on the location of the sample site. We want our patients to know that this can cause you to be numb for several hours following your procedure. When the anesthetic wears off, you may return to your regular activities and to a normal diet. However, the site of the biopsy may be sore for a few days, so we recommend avoiding brushing the area until you can do so without pain. For more information about oral biopsies in New York, New York, and to schedule your appointment, please contact our office at 212-644-7009 today.
A bone graft in New York, New York, can be thought of as an aid to an additional surgery, as it increases the chance for success in many procedures. We hope that with the informative and caring service provided by our oral surgeon, you will feel confident about your treatments at Park Avenue Oral Surgery. You may call our office at 212-644-7009 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tarlo.
A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. During a bone graft, we will transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or your body to your jawbone. While we typically see best results with bone taken from your own body, we can also utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank if needed. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.
You may need a bone graft if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or another type of treatment. While bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry, they may also be required for certain types of periodontal therapy when bone has been lost due to gum disease. If your jawbone is not strong or thick enough to support a dental implant, our dentist may recommend a bone graft. After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb, or deteriorate, at the site of the tooth extraction. This must be corrected before the dental implant is placed. To learn more about bone grafting and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. Our dentist and team are eager to care for your smile!
Dental implants in New York, New York, can restore a smile in a way that is unlike any other permanent restoration. If you have dealt with the discomfort or insecurity caused by missing teeth, you can receive advanced care at Park Avenue Oral Surgery. We understand the impact a smile has on the impression people make of you and with Dr. Tarlo, you can best represent yourself. Please call our office at 212-644-7009 to learn more and schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon.
Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry, and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.
Impacted Canines Treatment
At Park Avenue Oral Surgery, we know that impacted teeth, especially impacted canines, can be troublesome and painful. We offer treatment for impacted canines in New York, New York, to help our patients have healthy, aesthetically pleasing smiles. Impacted teeth are best treated when detected early, which is why it is important to visit the dentist twice a year or more for dental exams. If you or your child is suffering from an impacted tooth, contact Dr. Tarlo at 212-644-7009 today and schedule an appointment.
In some cases, a tooth does not break through the gum and remains stuck in the bone and gum tissues. This is known as an impacted tooth. The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the teeth that most commonly become impacted. These teeth often become impacted because there is not enough room in the dental arch for them to fully and properly erupt. Impacted wisdom teeth are typically removed in order to avoid complications with the health of the teeth, gums, and jawbone.
The second most commonly impacted teeth are the upper canines (also known as the eye teeth). If the canine teeth do not erupt as normal, our dentist will check the position of the adjacent teeth to make certain that the canines have sufficient space to grow in. We may also take X-rays to determine whether the canines are impacted, to check the impacted tooth’s position, and to assess any effects on the neighboring teeth and structures. In most cases, our team will create a treatment plan to expose the impacted canines. To expose an impacted upper canine, our dentist will typically remove the gums that cover the tooth. For some patients, this is enough to allow the tooth to grow in as normal. For others, we will bond an orthodontic attachment to the impacted tooth. This attachment is connected to a small chain that is used to apply gentle force to bring the tooth into position.
Whether you have been told you need a simple extraction or if you have an impacted teeth, Dr. Tarlo is a very suitable care provider. Please contact our office at 212-644-7009 if you are concerned about tooth extractions in New York, New York, and would like to learn more from our oral surgeon. We look forward to seeing you at Park Avenue Oral Surgery.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Following the tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments, if needed, to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty, and function.
Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure, serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible or crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth.
Our dentist uses great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your dental experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so you can properly take care of your smile as it heals.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
To keep the symmetry, bite relationship, and appearance of your smile intact, we provide wisdom tooth removal in New York, New York. Dr. Tarlo is experienced in this procedure and will thoroughly explain the aspects of removal during a consultation at Park Avenue Oral Surgery. You are welcome to call our oral surgeon and team at 212-644-7009 to learn more.
The third molars, which are commonly called the wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to come in. Because they are the last to erupt, there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in as they should. When there is not sufficient space for the wisdom teeth, they may become impacted (unable to fully break through the gum tissues and jawbone), or they may grow in at an incorrect angle. Wisdom teeth that do not erupt as they should can lead to several dental problems, such as disturbing the natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment, damage to the neighboring teeth, tooth decay, infection and inflammation in the gums and other tissues, the formation of cysts or damage to the jawbone.
Our oral surgeon may recommend wisdom teeth removal to avoid these serious complications and to keep your smile healthy. We will carefully evaluate your smile, including the positioning of your teeth and wisdom teeth, to determine whether your smile would benefit from wisdom teeth removal. Our team will ensure that your wisdom teeth removal treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible.
With the flattering effects of BOTOX®, Dr. Tarlo can make crow’s feet, worry lines, and laugh lines obsolete. If you have any insecurities or worries about your appearance, our oral surgeon is understanding and compassionate. Please contact Park Avenue Oral Surgery at 212-644-7009 if you wish to learn more or schedule an appointment for BOTOX in New York, New York. BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a medication that is injected into the muscles of the brow to smooth frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. In fact, BOTOX is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet lines. BOTOX can help you to look younger, calmer, and more alert. Our dentist may recommend BOTOX as a great choice to help you regain a more youthful appearance and boost your self-confidence.
BOTOX can also be used for a number of other purposes. Based on your specific needs, we may suggest BOTOX to reduce migraine headaches, lessen excessive sweating, or treat a TMJ disorder.
BOTOX involves no incisions, stitches, or surgery, so you can resume your daily routine directly following your appointment. This also means that your treatment will be comfortable and fast. Our team will simply inject the medication into the muscles. We may use ice or a topical numbing cream before the treatment to ensure that you feel completely comfortable. You may begin noticing results as soon as 24 to 48 hours after the treatment, and your BOTOX results can last up to four months.
To learn more about BOTOX and to find out if it is right for you, we invite you to contact us today.
At Park Avenue Oral Surgery, it is the intent of our oral surgeons to improve not only the way you look, but also the way you feel. With dermal fillers in New York, New York, we can provide many improving facial enhancements, including plumping thin lips, enhancing facial contours, reducing creases and wrinkles, and improving the appearance of scars. Please call us at 212-644-7009 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tarlo. We look forward to improving your self-assurance and confidence.
Dermal fillers are injected into the area around the nose and mouth to smooth wrinkles, lines, and folds. These dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®, can restore the natural volume and contours of your face and give you a more youthful appearance. Over time, the facial skin stretches a bit, resulting in a loss of facial volume. The natural loss of subcutaneous fat in the face, as well as sun exposure, lifestyle factors, and heredity, can affect the appearance of the facial skin. Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore fullness in the face. Specifically, our dentist may recommend dermal fillers if you are interested in plumping thin lips, improving the appearance of recessed scars, enhancing shallow facial contours and softening facial wrinkles and creases.
Many dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring, hydrating substance that helps to restore the structure and contours of your skin. The dermal fillers also include an anesthetic to ensure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible. In most cases, dermal filler results can last up to one year after just one treatment.
We would like to inform patients that the term commonly used for IV sedation, “sleep dentistry,” is misleading and uninformative. Furthermore, it is important to understand that when receiving IV sedation in New York, New York, you are fully conscious since this is not a deep sedation. In fact, you are able to comprehend and respond to the inquiries of our team. Deep sedation is more formally classified as general anesthesia, and that is performed solely in a designated medical facility, such as a hospital. There are two important factors about intravenous sedation we want our patients to know:
1. Patients experiencing IV sedation enter a state of deep relaxation which induces a feeling of carelessness as to what is going on or being done. 2. The drugs in IV sedation that have been approved can potentially cause full or partial memory loss, also known as amnesia, from the time it is administered to whenever it wears off. Time will appear to pass very quickly and patients often cannot recall much of what happened, if anything. Therefore, you may seem to have been “asleep” during your procedure.
Our dentist, Dr. Tarlo, is trained to administer IV sedation in the arm or back of the hand, and to many, it only feels like a small pinch. Our goal at Park Avenue Oral Surgery is to ensure our patients feel comfortable and attended to during their time with us. Please call 212-644-7009 for more details on IV sedation, and our team will gladly answer your questions.
Patients with extreme anxiety or requiring more complex procedures can feel more comfortable with sedation dentistry in New York, New York. Dr. Igor Tarlo is experienced in providing a variety of comfort options, including local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. You also invited to call 212-644-7009 to reach our team at Park Avenue Oral Surgery and schedule your appointment with our oral surgeon.
Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:
Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
IV sedation, which involves administering the medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our dentist to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.
Sedation dentistry will help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. Our experienced dentist and dental team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor you during your visit. If you have chosen oral or IV sedation, please be sure to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, if you have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or if you simply feel nervous about your treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, can alleviate anxiety, discomfort, and uneasiness in a patient. There are very minimal risks involved when receiving nitrous oxide in New York, New York, and Dr. Tarlo will ensure this is the best treatment for you. Please call us at 212-644-7009 to learn more about nitrous oxide and to schedule a consultation at Park Avenue Oral Surgery.
Do you ever feel nervous about visiting the dentist? Does your upcoming treatment make you feel anxious? If so, you may benefit from nitrous oxide sedation at our office. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a gas that you inhale through a nose mask during your treatment. As you breathe in the nitrous oxide, which is mixed with oxygen, you will experience a relaxed, euphoric sensation. Nitrous oxide can help you feel calm and at ease throughout your treatment. Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe; the effects will wear off within just a few minutes after we remove your nose mask, and you can legally and safely drive yourself home after your appointment.
Nitrous oxide is a good option for any of our patients who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. If you feel anxious because you are receiving a treatment you have not experienced before, or if you simply dislike the sounds and sights of the dental office, we may recommend nitrous oxide to help you feel more relaxed. Be certain to discuss your concerns with our dentist and dental team before your visit so we can help you feel more comfortable during your treatment. We invite you to contact us today to learn more!
TMJ disorder — a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD — can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. The exact cause of a person's TMJ disorder is often difficult to determine. Your pain may be due to a combination of factors, such as genetics, arthritis or jaw injury.