Dr. Gwen Giannina, DDS
Dentist | General Practice1173 Kennedy Blvd Bayonne NJ, 07002
Dr. Gwen Giannina is a Dentist practicing in Bayonne, NJ. Dr. Giannina specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, implant restorations, examinations, among many others.
Education and Training
NYU College of Dentistry DDS 1998
Dr. Gwen Giannina, DDS's Expert Contributions
A fixed bridge generally does not cause discomfort. You should definitely return it to the dentist who placed it because many things could be going on and may not resolve on their own. READ MORE
You sometimes need an antibiotic after root canal therapy but not always. You need to consult with the dentist performing the procedure. READ MORE
Yes, most patients find the first few days with braces to be uncomfortable. I recommend always calling the doctor who placed them for advice and pain management recommendations. READ MORE
I am sorry, but I believe you need to see a dentist as soon as possible. READ MORE
A little bit of bleeding or oozing may occur for a couple of days after a wisdom tooth extraction, especially if the tooth was difficult to remove. Heavy or constant bleeding would be more worrisome. If you are concerned, it is always wise to check back with the dentist who removed it for advice. He or she may want to see you to evaluate the area. READ MORE
Yes, you can get decay under and around margins of a crown. READ MORE
You should return to your dentist for an adjustment if your filling is too high. It is simple to fix and important to have looked at. READ MORE
Hi, I do not recommend anesthesia for dental cleaning. I would, however, strongly recommend noise canceling headphones if the sounds are the only issue for you. Any type of anesthesia involves some degree of risk and "cleanings" should be performed every 6 months or more frequently in patients with periodontal disease. If you find the procedure uncomfortable you can request topical anesthetic or ask your dentist about other pain management options. READ MORE
Usually, you do not need antibiotics after a deep cleaning, but should brush and floss to help the "gums" heal. Always call your dentist, though, if you are uncomfortable or experience any symptom you are concerned about. READ MORE
Dental crowns last on average between 5 and 15 years. Excellent oral hygiene and absence of parafunctional habits like grinding will help lengthen the longevity sometimes up to 20 or 25 years. READ MORE
A flipper is a type of partial that typically replaces one to a few teeth. It is less expensive than a traditional cast partial because it is all acrylic vs. a traditional partial that has some metal. Flippers are not usually as comfortable as traditional partials and are often used as an interim restoration. Occasionally, patients love their flipper and choose to not have another partial fabricated. READ MORE
Usually, patients have minimal discomfort following porcelain veneer procedures. If you experience actual pain, then I would advise you to call the treating dentist immediately. READ MORE
Yes, your teeth may be sensitive for many reasons including a "cavity", gum recession, tooth wear or erosion. A dentist can probably diagnose the cause of sensitivity. READ MORE
Hi, ideally, yes, you should be able to eat with a removable partial denture. If you are having difficulty return to your dentist who fabricated it. They may be able to adjust it. Be aware your mouth does change over time so adjustments are normal. READ MORE
Hi, following a tooth extraction it is normal for the area to feel tender for a few weeks. And infection would likely result in swelling, a foul taste or odor, or severe pain. When in doubt call the doctor who removed tooth and describe your symptoms. They can help determine if your symptoms warrant another evaluation. READ MORE
A fissure sealant is thin coating placed in the grooves of back teeth. They are placed by cleaning the grooves, placing an agent to prepare and dry the tooth, then placing the liquid sealant material and light curing it. The bite is then checked to be sure patient still bites correctly. READ MORE
Flossing your teeth is absolutely essential if you wish to avoid caries and gum disease. Brushing cleans the top, inside and outside of teeth, whereas flossing cleans in between each side. Therefore brushing reaches 60% and flossing 40%! READ MORE
The saying "gold standard" still holds true today. Gold is much more expensive for your dentist to fabricate and is not as aesthetic as zirconia but is antibacterial in nature and kind to the surrounding tissues. Zirconia is a very nice alternative when in a visible area and is quite strong. READ MORE
Hi, Usually, when you say "dead" tooth, I believe you are talking about a tooth that has had endodontic retreatment, or a "root canal." That means the nerve and blood supply in the tooth became diseased and were removed, therefore giving the feeling that it is "dead." These teeth are more likely to fracture and are also more likely to move than teeth that are "alive." It is rare for the tooth to fall out on its own, though. READ MORE
Hi, yes you actually should be awake for implant procedures if you can tolerate it. I cannot think of any reason you should be sedated for this simple, commonly performed procedure. READ MORE
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Full Mouth Rehabilitation Clinical Associate NYU College of Dentistry 2019 - Present
- NJ Magazine top dentists 2017 NJ Magazine
- American Dental Association
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Bayonne Rotary Club
Dr. Gwen Giannina, DDS's Practice location
Get to know Dentist Dr. Gwen Giannina, who serves patients in Bayonne, New Jersey.
Dedicated to creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Giannina tends to patients’ dental needs at her private practice – Gwen Giannina, DDS LLC – in Bayonne, New Jersey. With an interest in general and aesthetic dentistry, she and her entire team are committed to providing patients with the personalized, gentle care that they deserve.
“Excellence in dentistry begins with a careful co-diagnosis and treatment plan to establish the goals we will achieve together. Communication and long-term relationships are important to us. Let us know what is on your mind and ask questions. We will help you realize an investment in yourself pays dividends for a lifetime. We are caring, skilled professionals, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.”
Back in 1998, Dr. Giannina earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry, where she now serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the Full Mouth Rehabilitation continuing education department.
To date, she strives to improve her skills by continuing to study with mentors every year. In addition to being a member of the American Dental Association, she is a supporter of the Bayonne Rotary Club, whose main objective is “service-in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe.” Dr. Giannina is also an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Old Bridge where she serves as a Sunday School teacher as well as a part of the administrative board.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, correct bite issues, and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy.
In recognition of her excellence in the field of dentistry, Dr. Giannina was named one of New Jersey magazine’s ‘Top Dentists’ in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020.
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