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James M. Soberman

Dentist

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James M. Soberman
  • New York, New York
  • New York University College of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

What should I do if my dentures feel loose?

It sounds to me that this denture needs an adjustment and some degree of repair. The mouth does change a bit over time. There are several possible solutions to this problem but READ MORE
It sounds to me that this denture needs an adjustment and some degree of repair. The mouth does change a bit over time. There are several possible solutions to this problem but you need to have a dentist look at the situation.
One solution may be to re-line the denture. This involves placing an acrylic reline material in the denture and allowing it to set in the mouth. This will allow the denture to re-conform to the mouth. The second option is to re-base the denture. This is a rebuilding of the base of the denture.It is more involved and restores the denture base and flanges to a custom fit. The third choice is to fabricate a new denture. Since you state that your denture is about five years old, it may need replacing if it is too worn or has been repaired. If you have dental insurance they may authorize that they may pay for the replacement.

Should I have my teeth cleaned more than twice a year?

I applaud your diligence in getting your check-ups every six months. I would discuss this issue with your dentist. The are several reasons/conditions that cause "material" to accumulate READ MORE
I applaud your diligence in getting your check-ups every six months. I would discuss this issue with your dentist. The are several reasons/conditions that cause "material" to accumulate on teeth. Some are related to diet, some to habits, and others due to medical conditions and/or medication. You may have to up your game doing the home care. Talk to your dentist about adding a Water Pic and and a refresher on good brushing technique.

What are the early signs for gum disease?

I would want to exam this situation in order to give you an honest suggestion. The basic signs of early periodontal disease is bleeding gums. You MAY also see plaques on the teeth READ MORE
I would want to exam this situation in order to give you an honest suggestion. The basic signs of early periodontal disease is bleeding gums. You MAY also see plaques on the teeth and red, swollen gums. If not addressed, it can lead to loosening of the teeth and tooth loss. Consult a dentist.

Is it okay to swallow the gel applied for a mouth ulcer?

It should not be a problem. Make sure that you follow the package instructions. Take the time to read the package insert.

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

If you had root planing done (deep cleaning), it is possible that you may have some swelling and irritation after the procedure. The root planing removes the infectious material READ MORE
If you had root planing done (deep cleaning), it is possible that you may have some swelling and irritation after the procedure. The root planing removes the infectious material from the periodontal pocket. In addition, it removes necrotic material from the root surface. The new dentin surface may be sensitive for a day or so until the cleaned surfaces seal.

The swollen gums will resolve as well. I recommend that you rinse your mouth with hot salt water. Take one tea spoon of salt in an 8 oz glass of water, as hot as you can stand it and rinse your mouth by swishing it around. The salt water pull the excess fluid out of the gum tissue and the swelling will go down. Repeat this process three to four times a day if you can for a day or so.

If you are uncomfortable, over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or Advil should help.