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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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... Inlays & Onlays Surgical treatments Extractions Surgical Extractions Removal of wisdom teeth Implant placement TMJ Treatment Diagnosis of problems between your jaw, muscles and TMJ (temperomandibular joint) Tekscan - computer scan that analyzes your bite Centric Relation diagnostic models Splint Therapy Medications as needed to relax muscles Reshaping, or adding to your teeth if necessary to align your TMJ & your bite Coordination with expert physical therapists & surgeons, as needed Emergency Treatment For patients with pain, swelling and trauma Extractions & Surgical extractions Root Canal Therapy Replacing teeth knocked out due to an accident Preventive care Sealants, cleanings fluoride treatment exams  treating tiny cavities before they get big...

Our Services
...Gladstein offers a full range of dental services from cleaning, fillings and crowns to complex recontrructions, removal of wisdom teeth, nitrous oxide and sedation...

Think You Have an Impacted Wisdom Tooth - Now What?
...Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for this feeling is due to the mythology surrounding wisdom teeth...

Bad Breath — Suffer No More
...In any case, treatments for mouth-related halitosis can include: A careful, at-home plaque control routine using dental floss and a special toothbrush designed to clean between teeth — nobody really knows how to properly clean without professional instruction; In-office and at-home tongue cleaning using a tongue scraper or brush; Instruction on how to properly clean your dentures; To treat underlying gum disease, periodontal therapy in the form of a deep cleaning, also known as scaling or root planing; and Extraction of wisdom teeth that exhibit debris-trapping gum tissue traps...

A Clear Alternative to Braces for Teens
...This includes: Teens whose second molars (the last to come in except for wisdom teeth) haven't fully emerged...

Hats Off to Ether (and Even Better Anesthetics)
... Sometimes, however, you may need even more relaxation — for example, if you’re having multiple wisdom teeth extracted...

Neil Patrick Harris: What the Oscars Host Treasures Most
...No, as it turns out, the 41-year-old actor’s most treasured possession is… his wisdom teeth...

Ariana Grande Breaks Free - of Her Wisdom Teeth
Via a recent Instagram post, pop diva Ariana Grande became the latest young celebrity to publicly acknowledge a dental milestone: having her wisdom teeth removed...

Julianne Hough Shares a Video - and a Song - After Wisdom Teeth Come Out
...Then, not long ago, she shared a video taken after her wisdom teeth were removed in December 2016...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...After your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, another set of X-rays and/or bite impressions may be taken to check how well your braces worked and to see how much your wisdom teeth have developed...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Extractions
... Impacted Wisdom Teeth — Early removal of impacted wisdom teeth can prevent damage to neighboring healthy teeth, bone, gum tissue, even nerves and blood vessels...

Wisdom Teeth
In most people, the third set of molars, generally called “wisdom teeth,” start coming in around age 17-25...

Oral Surgery
... Related Articles Wisdom Teeth – To Be Or Not To Be Wisdom teeth, which typically make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 25, can cause significant problems when there is not enough room for them to grow in properly...