• Can You Drive Home After Dental Sedation?

    Dental sedation is helpful for several different procedures, especially for people who often get anxious about seeing the dentist. There are also different levels of sedation, depending on your specific needs and preferences for treatment. If you are going to get any kind of dental sedation, you may wonder if you can drive home after your appointment. Here is what you need to know.

    In the cases of mild sedation, such as laughing gas, the recovery time is fast, so you can drive yourself home after the procedure. With other types of sedation, including oral, intramuscular, and intravenous, the period and depth of sedation is much more significant. In these cases, you will need someone to drive you to and from your procedure. If you aren’t sure what kind of sedation you’re having for your procedure, ask your dentist.

    At Park 56 Dental, we’re committed to your comfort as you get the dental care you need, from root canals to dental implants. For more information about sedation dentistry near NYC, call (646) 783-3529.

  • Can Complex Issues Be Treated with Invisalign?

    If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your smile, your dentist may recommend Invisalign. Invisalign can correct issues like misalignment and spacing problems, without the need for metal brackets and wires. However, patients have an idea that Invisalign can only correct minor problems. Is this true?

    Watch this video to learn more about the ability of Invisalign to treat complex issues. Invisalign can treat the vast majority of malocclusions, regardless of complexity. Your dentist can help you decide if it is the right choice for you.

    Find out more about Invisalign by making an appointment at Park 56 Dental. As a certified Invisalign provider in NYC, we can help you feel confident in your smile again. Make your appointment today by calling (646) 783-3529.

  • Preparing for Your First Visit to Our Dental Office

    Park 56 Dental is committed to giving every patient with the highest possible caliber dental care available on every visit. Our focus on putting patients first is one of the reasons that we have been voted Top Dentist in NYC. Whether you’re looking for general dentistry care or a cosmetic treatment to feel more confident in your smile, you’ll find it at our dental practice. Are you considering making an appointment for your first visit at our dental office? Here is a look at what you can expect.

    Review of Your Health History

    Before any exams or treatments begin, we need to understand your health. We will review any records you have from previous dentists and the dental and medical history forms you complete for our office. Be sure to provide as much information as possible. There are many medical conditions that have an impact on your dental health, such as diabetes, so we need a full picture of your health status. This is also a good time to discuss any questions you have or to share your history of dental anxiety. We offer sedation dentistry for your comfort and can help you decide if it’s a good option for you.

    Digital Imaging of Your Teeth and Mouth

    Our digital imaging process uses 90% less radiation than traditional dental x-rays, and the images are available for immediate review. These images will form a baseline for your current dental health that we can use to make treatment decisions.

    Cleaning and Treatment Planning

    After a comprehensive cleaning and exam, your dentist will sit down with you to review his or her findings and discuss a treatment plan that meets your needs. This is also a chance to discuss cosmetic treatments that you are considering, from veneers to a full smile restoration.

    Get your first visit on the calendar today by calling Park 56 Dental. Our team is here to ensure every stage of the process meets your satisfaction. Make a dentist appointment in NYC today by calling (646) 783-3529.

  • Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

    If you’re experiencing sudden tooth pain while enjoying an ice cream cone or a hot coffee, then you may have tooth sensitivity. This temporary discomfort can also occur when brushing or flossing your teeth. The underlying cause of tooth sensitivity is the exposure of the dentin, which lies underneath the enamel. A number of factors can cause the dentin to be exposed. Your dentist can figure out what’s going on and develop a customized treatment plan for you.

    Oral Hygiene Habits

    It’s important to continue brushing and flossing your teeth, even if you experience tooth sensitivity. Neglecting your oral care can make the problem worse. However, dentists strongly recommend brushing with a soft or very soft toothbrush, and using gentle, circular motions. Brushing too aggressively is one possible cause of tooth sensitivity. And if you’ve just eaten something acidic, like marinara sauce, wait at least 30 minutes before brushing. The acidity softens the enamel, which allows the toothbrush to erode it more easily.

    Plaque Buildup

    Plaque is the sticky substance that forms on the teeth. Everyone gets plaque, but you can prevent it from causing tooth sensitivity. Brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing at least once daily will prevent the excessive formation of plaque, and the hardening of plaque into gum-irritating tartar.

    Gum Disease

    At first, gum disease causes the gums to become swollen, inflamed, and irritated. If you don’t have a dentist treat it, it can eventually turn into periodontal disease. In this stage, the gums can pull away from the teeth. Gum recession is another possible cause of tooth sensitivity.

    Cracked Teeth

    A crack in the enamel can expose the dentin. This leaves you susceptible to tooth sensitivity when consuming very cold or hot foods and beverages. Visit an emergency dentist as soon as you can to get the cracked tooth repaired.

    Sensitive teeth can be uncomfortable, but the dentists at Park 56 Dental can help! In addition to designing smile restorations in NYC, our team offers preventive and general dentistry services. New and current patients can get in touch at (646) 783-3529.