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Dr. Marshall S Dicker, DMD

Dentist

Dr. Marshall S Dicker DMD is a top Dentist in Jersey City, NY. With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Marshall S Dicker DMD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Marshall S Dicker DMD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Marshall S Dicker DMD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In New York, NY, Dr. Marshall S Dicker DMD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
44 years Experience
Dr. Marshall S. Dicker, DMD
Specializes in:
  • Root Canal
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • TMJ
  • Jersey City, NY
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Food getting stuck behind wisdom teeth

if you have developed a flap.....AND....the wizzie is NOT impacted....you have 2 choices....remove the tooth....or have the flap removed/reduced surgically....IF it is a functioning READ MORE
if you have developed a flap.....AND....the wizzie is NOT impacted....you have 2 choices....remove the tooth....or have the flap removed/reduced surgically....IF it is a functioning tooth ( ie chews with an upper tooth )....save it...its always good to have an extra tooth....the surgery is NOT extensive, done with local anes and recovery should NOT be bad....

Why do some dentists hurt during cleanings more than others?

Sounds like your home care is NOT good...some recession is normal with age and THEN the root surface of the tooth is exposed. The root surface has nerve endings present ON the READ MORE
Sounds like your home care is NOT good...some recession is normal with age and THEN the root surface of the tooth is exposed. The root surface has nerve endings present ON the surface and thorough cleaning CAN stimulate them. The bleeding indicates poor (tsk tsk) home care OR some underlying health issue (NOT likely). Get the deep cleaning done, start better home care, use Sensodyne for the sensitive root surface and see the hygienist or dentist more frequently.

Is it bad if a piece of an old filling falls out?

No, not ok...the filling came out MOST LIKELY due to decay under the old fill...get an X-ray...get a new fill or crown done...wait too long and a root canal WILL be neccesary.

Can a gum infection pass to other parts of the body?

The way to deal with the possibility is to NOT have gum problems in the 1st place...see the dentist...get evaluated and treated....and do better home care....id-ing the bodily READ MORE
The way to deal with the possibility is to NOT have gum problems in the 1st place...see the dentist...get evaluated and treated....and do better home care....id-ing the bodily infections can only be done once the oral disease progresses....why wait??

Do I have to be numb?

Varies on the problem being treated, the depth of the cavity, how the dentist works and your pain tolerance... try it without and see....painful?? Get a shot.

What are the most visible signs and symptoms of a gum disease?

Bleeding on brushing or flossing...non pink gum tissue,purplish is bad...bad breath...loose gum tissue at the gum line....
Bleeding is the primary symptom.

What is gingivitis and its risk factors?

Look for bleeding on brushing or flossing...that is primary.

Having an abscessed tooth? What could this mean?

A tooth abscess is a dangerous thing and can cause related health issues... an abscessed tooth may exhibit swelling, pain, odor on flossing the area. Wait too long and the tooth READ MORE
A tooth abscess is a dangerous thing and can cause related health issues... an abscessed tooth may exhibit swelling, pain, odor on flossing the area. Wait too long and the tooth may not be savable. Root canal treatment MAY remove the infection, but in later cases the root canal treatment may not work, then extraction is the only treatment.

What does bone loss in the teeth mean?

See a Periodontist for an evaluation... patients with diabetes are at higher risk for bad gums, infections and tooth loss.

Is a root canal during pregnancy safe?

See an endodontist for an evaluation and have the endo guy call your obstetrician for clearance... there CAN be a danger to the baby...so don't fool around.

Can a tooth abscess be seen on an X-ray?

Sometimes yes and sometimes no, symptoms are the best way to start the assessment.