Midtown East Preventive Dentists
Our team of specialists is always here to help if you experience significant dental damage or aesthetic concerns – but wouldn’t it be nice if we could prevent these issues from ever happening? At Dr. Aaronson & Associates in midtown Manhattan, our goal is to help you achieve and maintain great oral health for years to come, and our preventive care is a big part of this dedication. With in-depth check-ups, revitalizing hygiene, and other protective measures, we hope to keep patients feeling confident and smiling brightly. Please contact us today if you’re interested in making an appointment!
Check-ups & Cleanings
It’s important for patients of all ages to attend at least two check-ups and cleanings every year with a trusted dental team, and we hope you’ll choose to visit our Midtown East location. Even those who practice diligent care at home fall victim to chronic issues or small areas of unnoticed decay. During these crucial appointments, our experienced doctors create a full picture of your oral health identifying problems and working with you to create a personalized treatment plan. A cleaning with one of our amazing hygienists will leave your smile feeling fully refreshed as well.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) can be a tricky condition, affecting patients while they sleep and causing frustrating symptoms like headaches and dental damage. Thankfully, our staff can help you find relief with a custom nightguard. This oral appliance provides vulnerable teeth with a strong barrier, while minimizing the effects of bruxism.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Nearly half of oral cancer patients survive five years or less following their original diagnosis. This happens because the condition often goes unnoticed until it’s progressed to an advanced, destructive stage. At Dr. Aaronson & Associates, we’re fully dedicated to providing patients with the important information they need as soon as possible. We provide an oral cancer screening as part of regular appointments, taking care to note any suspicious, possibly pre-cancerous areas within the mouth. A biopsy helps us form a concrete diagnosis.
Bacterial Reduction with Laser Dentistry
Laser Dentistry is a big part of our team’s restorative care in Manhattan, but the treatment also has valuable preventive benefits. Either during a regular cleaning or a root scaling and planing procedure, one of our doctors can use our state-of-the-art BIOLASE laser to reduce bacteria in the periodontal pockets, significantly reducing infection and decreasing the risk of further damage. The treatment only takes a few minutes, and it’s so comfortable that most patients don’t even need local anesthesia.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease is one of the most common health conditions patients face. In fact, nearly 75% of the population is thought to suffer from a mild to advanced form, with many not even aware of it. Here in Midtown East, our team provides revitalizing treatment that’s personalized to fit your unique case. When faced with the beginning stages of periodontal disease, patients may be able to reverse damage with more frequent hygiene appointments at our practice and a diligent oral care routine at home. If the situation is advanced, Dr. Aaronson provides in-depth root scaling and planing, or antibiotic therapy.
If you’re facing an advanced case of periodontal disease, that’s where Dr. Podolsky steps in. As an experienced periodontist, he removes infected areas surgically and promotes bone regeneration so your natural smile is preserved.
Soft Tissue Laser Services
Traditionally, doctors have used scalpels and other tools to remove diseased tissue from the mouth, and while fairly effective, many patients are understandably uncomfortable with this method of treatment. Thankfully, our revolutionary BIOLASE laser has transformed this process and made it simpler than ever. Now, Dr. Podolsky can remove infected areas with incredible precision preserving much healthy tissue. Better yet, there’s virtually no pain involved, any bleeding is minimized, and most patients don’t even need sutures. Dr. Aaronson and our other dentists may recommend laser treatment for bacterial reduction or cosmetic concerns, depending on your unique needs.
Our team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates is fully dedicated to providing patients with a smooth, comfortable experience every time they visit, and our advanced technology helps make this possible. Our digital X-rays, for instance, offer several valuable benefits when compared to the traditional film system. The detailed pictures can be captured and transferred to our computer system in a matter of seconds – no darkroom required – and it’s possible to color-code or magnify images so patients have a better understanding of their dental needs. The amount of radiation patients are exposed to during the process is reduced by up to 90% as well.
If you or a loved one suffers a dental emergency, it’s important to have a trusted team you can turn to for assistance. Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Aaronson & Associates in Manhattan as soon as possible if you’re experiencing a severe injury or pain. We do everything we can to see you right away, preferably on the same day as your initial call. We know that dental emergencies can happen at any time. For our patients' convenience, after hours, we have a live answering service that will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.