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Dr. Russell A. Sassack, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Russell A Sassack DDS is a top Dentist in Sterling Heights, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Russell A Sassack DDS is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Russell A Sassack DDS is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Russell A Sassack DDS is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Sterling Heights, MI, Dr. Russell A Sassack DDS is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
35 years Experience
Dr. Russell A. Sassack, DDS
  • Sterling Heights, MI
  • University of Michigan School
  • Accepting new patients

Is excessive gum chewing harmful in any way?

Gum chewing is beneficial shortly after eating to stimulate saliva flow and natural teeth cleaning. Excessive or constant chewing is not good for your facial muscles.

What is gingivitis and its risk factors?

Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing are signs of gingivitis. Brushing & flossing daily can reverse the signs of gingivitis. Mouth rinsing with Listerine is also very beneficial. READ MORE
Bleeding gums while brushing or flossing are signs of gingivitis. Brushing & flossing daily can reverse the signs of gingivitis. Mouth rinsing with Listerine is also very beneficial.

Very swollen and red gums after routine dental cleaning

Not sure without seeing you before and after your cleaning. Consult your dentist.

What is the medication that the dentist will use as an anesthesia before my root canal?

There are a number of anesthetics that a dentist can choose from to anesthetize your tooth. Every one of them should suit you. If you are concerned about the treatment, discuss READ MORE
There are a number of anesthetics that a dentist can choose from to anesthetize your tooth. Every one of them should suit you. If you are concerned about the treatment, discuss it with the dentist.

What does bone loss in the teeth mean?

Every tooth in your mouth is supported by bone, easily seen on an X-ray and measured by a periodontal probe during your dental exam. As plaque and tartar form along the gum line READ MORE
Every tooth in your mouth is supported by bone, easily seen on an X-ray and measured by a periodontal probe during your dental exam. As plaque and tartar form along the gum line and are not removed on a regular basis through proper brushing and daily flossing, the bacteria can eat away at the bone supporting your teeth, thus showing bone loss during a dental exam. Once this diagnosis is made, it is important to take steps to eliminate or slow down any more loss. Brush at least twice a day, floss daily, use a mouthwash proven to control bacteria daily like Listerine, and follow the recommended frequency of professional cleanings by your dentist. 

Why are some people's canine teeth sharper than others?

There is no rhyme or reason why some canine teeth are more pointy than others. All teeth, however, can be contoured easily by a dentist to decrease their pointy appearance and READ MORE
There is no rhyme or reason why some canine teeth are more pointy than others. All teeth, however, can be contoured easily by a dentist to decrease their pointy appearance and make them look less conspicuous. Visit your dentist today.

Can an infected tooth spread the infection to the other teeth as well?

Yes it can. The infection must be treated and gotten under control. Treatment will be discussed with your dentist following an X-ray examination.