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Dr. Fred J. Colombo

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Dr. Fred J. Colombo
  • Massapequa, New York
  • Accepting new patients

How can I reverse yellowing of my teeth?

Thorough cleaning and bleaching of teeth.

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

Have your dentist apply desensitizing chemicals to your teeth on a regular basis.

What is a dry socket?

Dry socket is a loss of blood clot in the extracted tooth site. A pacing with medication can be placed in the extraction site to act as a blood clot and promote the healing process. READ MORE
Dry socket is a loss of blood clot in the extracted tooth site. A pacing with medication can be placed in the extraction site to act as a blood clot and promote the healing process.

I just got a crown fit on my teeth but it hurts a lot. Does it require re-treatment?

The nerve of the tooth is irritated and may calm down. If not, a root canal may be needed. Wait awhile and see if it feels better. If not, reevaluate for possible RCT.

How long will I have to wait for my next session after first round of root canal?

RCT treatment should be at least every week to clean and medicate the canal to fight off infection in the canal. You can wait one month, but it's better to have treatment more READ MORE
RCT treatment should be at least every week to clean and medicate the canal to fight off infection in the canal. You can wait one month, but it's better to have treatment more frequently.

What is the best way to treat dental plaque?

Brush teeth well and possibly use baking powder as a sight abrasive.

Can I do teeth whitening with a front half fake incisor?

Whiten teeth first; caps do not whiten.

What causes swelling in the gums?

It could be gum disease or an abscess of a tooth or a reaction to medication taken. Have a complete exam.

Braces

possibly

Loose tooth

Have your dentist stabilize the tooth by bonding it to adjacent teeth.

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

Most likely, the stains can be cleaned off by a dentist or hygienist.

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

Bleeding gums, bad breath, and sores in the mouth.

Do I have to be numb?

Everyone has a different tolerance to pain. You can try to have drilling and if it hurts, you would be better served to be anesthetized.

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

A physical exam would be helpful, but an abscess must develop beyond a certain point before it can be seen on an X-ray.

How can flossing help in maintaining the health of teeth and gums?

A tooth has 5 sides, brushing only cleans 3 sides, flossing cleans the other 2 sides. Floss 1 or 2 times a day, be gentle. We as dentists have a joke: floss only the teeth you READ MORE
A tooth has 5 sides, brushing only cleans 3 sides, flossing cleans the other 2 sides. Floss 1 or 2 times a day, be gentle. We as dentists have a joke: floss only the teeth you want to keep.