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Dr. Vito A. Cardo, DDS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Vito Cardo is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Garden City, NY. Dr. Cardo specializes in the treatment of problems related to the face, mouth and jaws. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Cardo is a unique dental specialist who can provide emergency medicine, perform general surgery and give anesthesia. These medical doctors are the only type of medical care specialist who can administer anesthesia, besides anesthesiologists. Typical procedures performed by Dr. Cardo are tooth extractions, especially wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, cleft palate surgery and reconstructive surgery after an injury. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can also perform dental work including placing dental implants. These surgeons might also deal with conditions of sleep apnea, oral cancers and more.
52 years Experience
Dr. Vito A. Cardo, DDS
  • Garden City, NY
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Why do I need to go to an oral surgeon for my tooth extraction?

Any invasive procedure that exposes soft tissue and bone is surgery. The simplest tooth extraction is considered a surgical intervention.

Is TMJ genetic?

TMJ is not genetic. There are multiple variables that cause TMJ.

My wisdom teeth haven't come in. Is this normal?

The eruption of wisdom teeth varies in all patients. There isn't any "normal" situation. See your oral surgeon to have both a clinical and X-ray evaluation.

How long does one need dental bridges?

Dental bridges replace natural teeth. Without them, you may lose your ability to chew food. This may cause digestive problems. Therefore, they are needed until you decide to replace READ MORE
Dental bridges replace natural teeth. Without them, you may lose your ability to chew food. This may cause digestive problems. Therefore, they are needed until you decide to replace them with a different type of restoration.

When is corrective jaw surgery needed?

Corrective jaw surgery is needed if there is a skeletal deformity you should see an Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon to have him evaluated

What are the possible treatments available for dental cysts?

Pain indicates infection especially when it's associated with teeth and cyst combination. There is several treatments enucleation in combination with root canal and apicoectomy. READ MORE
Pain indicates infection especially when it's associated with teeth and cyst combination. There is several treatments enucleation in combination with root canal and apicoectomy. Extraction is always an option

My daughter is 5 years old and has been recommended a root canal surgery. What should I do?

I don't have all the facts, what is "Root Canal Surgery". What is the reason for this surgery on a five year old? Ordinarily, root canal surgery is applied to adult teeth.