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Dental professionals at Be Well Primary Health Care Center in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We understand the importance of a beautiful and healthy smile. Our doctors strive to provide the most innovative dental treatments and premier oral health management. Through our collaborative work, environment and patient friendly staff, we are here for you every step of the way. We work with patients of all ages customizing treatment plans to meet their needs. Our goal is to make patients comfortable and happy by providing the best possible care. Our Dental Department takes pride in offering dental services such as Cleaning, Scaling and Root planing, Tooth-Colored Fillings, Sealants, Root Canals, Post and Cores, Crowns and Bridges, Surgical and Simple Extractions, Complete and Partial dentures, Whitening, Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment, Sport Mouth Guards, Night Guards, Botox and Fillers and more.
An Initial or Recall Examination in our office includes intraoral and extraoral evaluation of the head and neck, oral cancer screening, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment plan recommendations.
We take all necessary radiographs for the proper evaluation of teeth, jaws and surrounding tissues. Besides conventional dental radiographs (periapicals and bitewings), our office is equipped with a panoramic machine that allows us to take a radiograph that captures the entire mouth and neighboring structures on a single image. It facilitates us diagnosing various pathologies and malformations like jaw fractures, status of wisdom teeth, periodontal bone loss, developmental anomalies, sialolithiasis (salivary stones), TMJ problems, malignant formations and cysts. This image is also used when we surgically extract teeth, for orthodontic assessment and for diagnosing congenitally missing teeth.
In most cases we use tooth-colored restorations to restore decayed or fractured teeth, reshape malformed teeth and in some instances to change the tooth color.
Sealants are thin coatings placed on the top surface of the back teeth in children to prevent formation of caries lesions.
Our patients are recalled twice a year for a standard cleaning. When the patient has periodontal disease, we perform scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) procedure to prevent the disease from spreading further at a higher rate. Even though periodontal disease is irreversible, home care and compliance with necessary dental treatments will slow down the pathogenic process. The purpose of a deep cleaning is to remove plaque and calculus from periodontal pockets that helps reduce the level of bacterial toxins. Sometimes we follow scaling and root planing with adjunctive therapy by local delivery of antimicrobial medication called Arestin or by prescribing a systemic antibiotic. Additionally, all patients are provided with proper and detailed instructions on oral hygiene and proper nutrition.
We perform various simple and surgical extractions of teeth in our facility. More complicated cases that may require invasive surgical intervention into nearby structures or implant cases are referred to Oral Surgeons that we have been partnered with for a multitude of years.
When a tooth has an advanced caries lesion or becomes infected, we perform a root canal procedure. During this treatment, the nerve or decomposed remaining tissue is removed from the inside of a tooth. Next, the canal is cleaned manually with irrigation, and finally the decontaminated canal is sealed.
After the Root canal is completed, our dentists determine if there is enough healthy tooth structure to allow for a successful restoration. In some cases, we have to place post and core to ensure the stability of the tooth prior to placing of a crown.
When a tooth presents severe loss of a structural base, we recommend to cover it with a crown as a final restoration in order to preserve the tooth for a longer period of time.
If a patient has lost any teeth and still has other stable abutments adjacent to that space, we can restore the function and aesthetics on that side of the mouth with a fixed bridge that will be permanently cemented.
Our office offers a variety of removable appliances to replace missing teeth for cosmetic and functional reasons.
For a brighter smile, we use a chemically activated, in-office whitening system that dramatically transforms the color of your teeth in just one hour.
We offer orthodontic treatments with aesthetically appealing, removable, clear aligners, which are presently the best choice for most people over traditional metal braces.
A mouth guard that done by a dental professional offers the most protection when engaging in sports. It is specifically designed to fit each individual’s mouth and allows athletes to breathe comfortably and make it more feasible to hydrate during practices without taking the guard off.
A night guard is recommended for patients to reduce the forces of mastication while clenching or grinding. It requires a precise appliance with certain properties to obtain a good result.
Botox and fillers are used at our office for the following procedures: