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Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is a top dentist specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including smile makeovers, invisalign braces, dental implants and more.

Questions to Ask Your New Dentist on a First Visit

Regular visits to the dentist are the first step toward good oral hygiene. To best maintain your oral health, find a skilled dentist that offers you reassurance and comprehensive treatment. Here are a few questions to ask your new dentist to ensure you have a good fit:

  • Are you experienced?

Ask how long the dentist has been practicing and where they got their certifications. A long-time dentist may have a lot of experience, but a newer dentist will have a better grasp of the latest dental health advancements. Have your dentist explain their experience and how they keep up-to-date.

  • What anesthetics do you use?

Many dentists’ offices offer sedation to calm patients’ fears during visits. If sedation is something you’re interested in, then talk to your dentist about it. Otherwise, discuss the dentist’s usual procedure for anesthesia to make sure you’re comfortable.

  • What are my options for emergency care?

In the event that your dentist’s office is unavailable, have the dentist make a recommendation for emergency dental services. Find out what your options are so that you can be prepared in an emergency.

  • How can I improve my dental health?

Ask your dentist for advice on proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing, and other dental procedures that would benefit your dental health. Request other recommendations for healthy maintenance and if there are specific signs that signify improved oral hygiene.

If you’re looking for a new dentist, then call Dr. Michael J. Wei. Dr. Michael J. Wei is one of Manhattan’s top cosmetic dentists and employs world-class laboratory support from the best labs in the world. He specializes in smile makeovers such as veneers, Invisalign braces, and cosmetic tooth bonding. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call us at (212) 982-4080.

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  • Find out about the symptoms of severe tooth and gum infections by reading this overview on tooth abscesses, courtesy of the National Center for Biotechnology.

If you have further questions, contact the offices of Dr. Michael J. Wei at (212) 982-4080.

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For more details on dental health, contact the offices of Dr. Michael J. Wei so we can schedule an appointment and discuss your treatment options. Call us today at (888) 591-6783!

Symptoms of a Cavity

At the very least, cavities are painful and inhibiting nuisances. If left untreated, however, cavities can lead to significant infection and the need for surgical treatment. 

To avoid extensive tooth decay, it is first necessary to familiarize yourself with the symptoms listed below. If you experience any of these, it is critical that you seek professional treatment as soon as possible.

  • Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is one of the initial signs of a cavity. You will most often experience sensitivity and discomfort when biting down, or when your tooth encounters temperature variations, especially cold.

  • Visible Pits

As cavities worsen, they can cause visible holes and pits in the tooth which are often sensitive to the touch.

  • Visible Discoloration

A cavity may also cause brown discoloration at the most sensitive sites.

  • Prolonged Pain

Prolonged tooth pain or toothaches can be a sign of a more serious cavity, or of decay reaching the nerves at the root of your tooth.

  • Pus

Pus around the tooth at the gum line is a sign of serious infection, which can be caused by severe tooth decay. Should your cavity reach this stage of progression, you may need a course of antibiotics and surgical treatment (most likely a root canal).

You may not be conscious of cavity formation, as initial decay can be symptomless. For this reason, keep regular dental appointments—a professional can examine your smile and, if any cavities are detected, treat the issue before you feel any discomfort or pain. 

For more details on preventing cavities and tooth decay, contact the offices of Dr. Michael J. Wei. If you are experiencing any cavity symptoms, we can schedule an appointment and discuss your treatment options. Call us today at (212) 982-4080!

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Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei Providing Porcelain Fixed Bridges

Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is replacing missing teeth and providing attractive new smiles to Manhattan area patients who have one or more missing teeth. “Porcelain fixed bridges” are a popular restorative dental procedure to permanently replace missing teeth or teeth that have been badly damaged from an accident. 

A “fixed dental bridge” is often recommended if a patient has one or more missing teeth in a row. The fixed bridge replaces missing teeth by adding a new porcelain tooth (or teeth) to close the gap between missing teeth. Hidden “clasps” are used to secure the new tooth in place and are supported by crowned “abutment” teeth on either side. The result is a long-lasting almost permanent new teeth and a complete “smile makeover” that makes patients look great.

“Porcelain fixed bridge is a great alternative for patients who have more than one missing tooth and who can’t afford implant dentistry. Porcelain fixed bridges are strong, aesthetic, and durable. They are done quickly and usually require just two visits.” stated Dr. Michael J. Wei.

A porcelain fixed bridge is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment for correcting problems such as:

* Replacing a missing tooth

* Replacing many missing teeth

* Filling gaps between teeth

For more information about the cosmetic dentistry and Cerinate lumineers offered by Dr. Michael J. Wei or to schedule your complimentary consultation, call (212) 982-4080.

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About Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS - Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist

Manhattan New York City dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is a Top-Ranked NYC dentist specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including smile makeovers, invisalign braces, dental implants, porcelain dental crowns, porcelain veneers and more. Call (212) 982-4080 for your free consultation or appointment. www.MyManhattanCosmeticDentist.com

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