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Dr. Frank V. Peritore

Dentist

Dr. Frank V. Peritore is a top Dentist in Brooklyn and Plainview NY , . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to cause based treatment, Dr. Frank V. Peritore has been changing the lives of his patients. Through his designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Frank V. Peritore is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in his field, Dr. Frank V. Peritore is passionate about enhancing the quality of life of his patients by concentrating of the cause of abnormalities and pain rather than simply dealing with the symptoms. He embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Brooklyn and Plainview, New York, Dr. Frank V. Peritore is a true asset to his field and dedicated to the profession of Dentistry.
Dr. Frank V. Peritore
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • New York University
  • Accepting new patients

Does a root canal take longer to heal for a diabetic?

Diabetes does affect all types of healing, however with the proper technique any difference relating to a root canal should be at most minimal

Is the yellow tinge on my teeth caused by smoking permanent?

In most cases smoking stains on teeth can be professionally removed

What causes erosion of teeth?

There are many factors that can lead to erosion. Brushing with a hard bristled brush, an acidic diet and or sugary diet, along with acid re-flux can all be contributing factors. READ MORE
There are many factors that can lead to erosion. Brushing with a hard bristled brush, an acidic diet and or sugary diet, along with acid re-flux can all be contributing factors.

Do I need braces to get rid of the gap in my teeth?

Depending on the size of the gap, it may be able to be closed with either bonding or porcelain laminates. A judgement would have to be made as to whether the teeth would look too READ MORE
Depending on the size of the gap, it may be able to be closed with either bonding or porcelain laminates. A judgement would have to be made as to whether the teeth would look too big if done in one of these ways. An alternative to traditional braces would be to use clear aligner therapy which may be your best option.

What foods should I eat after going to the dentist?

It is always a good idea to wait until any numbness is completely gone before eating. After that, assuming you are not in the middle of treatment, enjoy.

Why is my face swollen after a root canal treatment?

Your face should not be swollen 3 days after a root canal. I advise giving the treating dentist a call.

What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?

There are 3 ways to replace a missing tooth, 1- removable partial denture, 2- fixed bridge, 3- implant. All have pros and cons and are patient specific.

What can be done for chipped tooth?

This would depend on the severity of the chip and your expectations of aesthetics and longevity. It may be simply filed if very small or perhaps bonded.

Why does my dental filling keep coming off?

Fillings, if done correctly should not come out for many years.

Is a root canal safe for a 3 year old?

It is safe and will have the benefit of maintaining the space needed for her permanent teeth.

Can a cavity spread to the next tooth?

Cavities are caused by a bacteria and can spread to adjacent teeth

Fear of local anaesthetic allergy

The odds of developing an actual allergy to local anesthetic is minute to impossible. Don't worry.

How can I get rid of teeth stains caused due to smoking?

A good qualified dental hygienist should be able to remove all the stains from your teeth.

I have a black stain on my tooth. How can I get it removed?

A black colored stain could in fact be a cavity. I suggest you have it checked.

Swollen and localised pain after done a deep cleaning; is this normal?

After any deep cleaning it is imperative to maintain proper home care. In addition it is usually beneficial to rinse with salt and water, Listerine, and or chlorhexidine which READ MORE
After any deep cleaning it is imperative to maintain proper home care. In addition it is usually beneficial to rinse with salt and water, Listerine, and or chlorhexidine which you can get from your dentist. In most cases your symptoms should temper quickly with this home care. If not call your dentist.

Loose tooth

Go to your dentist and have it stabilized. This is your best chance of saving the tooth long term.

I can't fix my teeth sensitivity. What do I do?

If your teeth are very sensitive and sensitive toothpastes are not working, there is very little you can do on your own. There are other remedies that we as dentists use. Some READ MORE
If your teeth are very sensitive and sensitive toothpastes are not working, there is very little you can do on your own. There are other remedies that we as dentists use. Some are topical, others seal the sensitive areas, and, in some cases, a laser is used.

Do I have to be numb?

Depending on the depth of the filling, some people don't need to be numb. Others are sensitive to air or water on their teeth and therefore need numbing. Discuss the possibility READ MORE
Depending on the depth of the filling, some people don't need to be numb. Others are sensitive to air or water on their teeth and therefore need numbing. Discuss the possibility with your dentist to customize the treatment to your needs and desires.

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

An abscess usually will not show up on an X-ray in the early stages. An oral exam along with X-rays are often necessary in order to come up with a proper diagnosis.