Preventing Problems – Preserving Smiles
While some folks only remember their dentist when something breaks or hurts, the best way to protect both your budget and your smile is to see your neighborhood dentist regularly. And now, making routine dental checkups and cleanings part of your overall health care is easier, more comfortable, and more approachable than ever with Wellspring Dental of Murray Hill’s super-welcoming, non-corporate, home-borough dental model. Our patients are so grateful for the one-on-one, personal treatment they receive and the healthier smile they can easily maintain. In fact, many of our patients actually look forward to the time they spend with us. We make general and preventive dentistry in New York, NY fun!
When we use the word “comprehensive” when describing our dental exams, we mean it. Our team checks everything from your teeth – inside and out – gums, and soft tissue to your bite and jaw balance. We even screen you for TMJ disorder and signs of sleep apnea!
Oral cancer can start without any noticeable symptoms. And with the American Cancer Society’s estimates for oral cancer rising every year, oral cancer screenings are your first line of defense against this deadly but silent disease.
Our team only uses digital x-rays for lowered exposure to radiation, better and clearer views, and easy, environmentally-friendly storage for your records. And for even more patient-friendly information gathering, we supplement x-rays with intraoral cameras and DSLR photography.
Patients rave about how fresh their mouths feel after hygiene visits. They love how gentle and effective our ultrasonic cleanings are and that their teeth and gums are cleared of all that gunk and bacteria that build up no matter how diligent they are with a toothbrush at home. Hygiene visits let your smile shine!
Gum disease can affect your entire body and lead to heart attacks, strokes, inflammation, and a whole host of other issues. If we find signs of gum infection we have a range of effective and painless, tailor-made treatments including deep cleanings and gum tissue grafting.
Fluoride can be your smile’s best friend! It remineralizes enamel, reduces sensitivity, and can even reverse the tiniest early cavities. That’s why our team recommends this tooth-strengthening topical treatment for patients of all ages every six months.
Even with regular cleanings and fluoride treatments, your teeth are subject to stressors and dangers daily. Protect your assets with the best-fitting sports and nightguards available. Sports guards protect teeth and soft tissue from injury and even help prevent concussions while our nightguards, custom orthotics made for your teeth, stop the wear and tear clenching and grinding can cause. Gear up and stay safe!
Keeping you comfortable for every single visit is at the heart of our community-centered approach. We never want our friends and neighbors to dread dental visits or feel discomfort when we are working to help. That’s why we offer the most effective local anesthetic, oral sedation for relaxation, and nitrous oxide. Relax! This is going to be easy!
Sleep apnea is so much more than snoring – it can be health- and life-threatening! If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea but have a hard time wearing your CPAP or need a less bulky alternative for travel, ask our team about our palm-sized mandibular advancement appliances including Silent Nite and TAP.
If you can’t open or close your mouth, have swelling on the outside of your face, are experiencing extreme pain when eating or drinking, or have had an injury to the mouth with lacerations that are affecting your teeth, please call our office right away and we will see you or direct you to the emergency room. If your emergency happens after hours, call us anyway! Your call will be forwarded to an emergency number and we will get right back to you.
patients deserve it. It’s why we have invested in:
- Intraoral Cameras – for clear and magnified images of your oral cavity
- iTero – for digitally scanned impressions
- 3D Dental Printers – to print models, night guards, and surgical guides