Dr. John Toumanios D.D.S.
Dentist271 Route 46 West Suite C105 Fairfield New Jersey, 07004
John Toumanios, DDS, works at a private practice in Fairfield, New Jersey. He has a special interest in cosmetics, crowns and bridges, and family dentistry. A guest lecturer at Columbia University, Dr. Toumanios is also on staff at Columbia University.
Education and Training
Columbia University Dental School
Dr. John Toumanios D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
Call your implant surgeon....now. You may need an antibiotic. If you are not allergic, and you are medically able to take advil or motrin, 600mg every 6 hours. Ice pack, 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off. The most important thing is to contact your implant surgeon! READ MORE
Yes. It depends on the type of restoration you have. If it is a screw-retained implant, the screw can loosen. The composite plug is removed to get access to the screw. The screw is tightened and the composite plug is replaced. If it is a cemented crown, then the crown is removed, cleaned internally, and re-cemented. If the actual implant is loose, the implant is failing. Please follow up with your restorative dentist immediately. READ MORE
Your bite is probably a little off. When you grind too hard on a new crown (or filling), the tooth will become sensitive to cold, temperature change, or biting. A small adjustment to the porcelain is needed. The newer porcelains are very hard and won't adjust on their own. Call your dentist to get an appointment to get your crown adjusted. During the appointment bite hard and grind your teeth so the proper adjustments are made. READ MORE
You have been very patient so far, but now it is time to be the squeaky wheel. Absolutely follow up with your oral surgeon and be very specific about your symptoms. It sounds like you have trismus, which is the inability to fully open your mouth. Inflammation in the temporomandibular joint area can possibly be the cause. The popping sound you are hearing is your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The bone is scraping against the disc, causing the popping sound. Having a custom bite splint made for your lower teeth should help. This is an appliance you would sleep in at night. A general dentist can make this for you. Following up with the orthodontist would also be a good idea but let's hear what the oral surgeon has to say. Your incomplete healing of the lower wisdom teeth may also be contributing to the popping sound. I am sorry you are going through all this discomfort, but hopefully you will get relief soon. READ MORE
Not enough information. You need a full medical history. Possibly trauma related. READ MORE
Dry socket is uncomfortable. I wouldn't define it as serious. It will eventually heal. If you were diagnosed with dry socket, why wasn't it treated? READ MORE
An X-ray of the extraction site would alleviate your concerns. During the healing process the extraction socket may present with something called a "bony spicule," which is like a bone splinter. These normally are pushed to the surface and disappear. Sometimes the extraction socket feels like there is something sharp, but that is just the way the gum is healing. Your surgeon probably didn't explain things fully, or during such an anxiety filled appointment, the information wasn't fully understood. I would not stress over this. The photo enclosed appears like the extraction site is healing within normal limits. READ MORE
A deep cleaning is because you have early symptoms of periodontal disease. A crown is needed because there is not enough natural tooth surface to support a filling, or the tooth is brittle from having a root canal procedure. You do not need a deep cleaning before a crown procedure unless your gums have been compromised by periodontal disease. READ MORE
Plaque is soft, and that is removed using a toothbrush with toothpaste. Tarter, or calculus is hard and needs to be removed using a dental instrument by a dentist or hygienist. Please do not attempt to do this yourself. READ MORE
Grinding your teeth can cause pain and sensitivity to hot and cold to your teeth. It can also cause you to wake up with headaches. Jaw pain is a common symptom of grinding. Yes, you should see a dentist, who will probably recommend a bite splint. READ MORE
Sealants are a noninvasive procedure place on permanent molars of preteens to help prevent caries on the biting surfaces when those surfaces have deep pits and fissures, making them more susceptible to decay. No. READ MORE
Mini implants have a poorer prognosis on the upper jaw because the upper jaw bone is more porous and by decreasing the length of the implant increases the likelihood of the implant loosening over time. READ MORE
Yes. There are ways of increasing the thickness of the bone using cadaver bone or synthetic material. Speak to your surgeon. This area may not be a good candidate for an implant and a conventional fixed bridge may be a better treatment option. READ MORE
Drinking hot water has no effect on the health of your teeth. READ MORE
There is not enough information to give you an answer. There are different types of cross bites and different severities of a cross bite. Your age may also help determine which treatment plan will give you the best success. READ MORE
Gingivitis is reversible with the proper treatment. Gingivitis, untreated, can lead to periodontal disease. READ MORE
I would restore the tooth with a composite, which is tooth colored and will blend in with the shade of your tooth. This protects the root (and nerve) from further damage. Dr. T. READ MORE
Yes, in rare occasions an infection starting from a tooth can seed itself in your heart or brain and the consequences can be very severe. Don't ignore an infected tooth, especially if there is swelling. READ MORE
Baking soda can be abrasive to your enamel. There are over the counter bleaching methods but to get the desired result schedule a consult with a dental professional. It is always desired to get a professional teeth cleaning [hygiene appointment] before you start whitening your teeth. READ MORE
If done gradually there is no contraindication to teeth whitening. Unfortunately you may not be a good candidate for whitening and you may be dissatisfied with the result. Get a dental evaluation to best get the desired result. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Guest Lecturer, Columbia University -
- Pierre Fouchard Award
Professional Society Memberships
- Academy of General Dentistry
What do you attribute your success to?
- Treating Each Patient as if he was the Person Being Treated
Hobbies / Sports
- Wine, Gardening, Personal Fitness, Travel
Dr. John Toumanios D.D.S.'s Practice location
Fairfield, New Jersey 07004Get Direction
- Are Dentures the Solution to Your Dental Problems?
What are dentures?A denture is a device prepared by laboratory technicians in order to replace missing teeth. Dentures are a good option for patients without any teeth, or for patients with some missing teeth who want to have a beautiful smile again. Dentures are not only meant for cosmetic...
- Gum Disease May Appear in Young Adults
According to a study conducted by the researchers from dentistry school of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gum disease may start earlier than expected. Young adults should take better care of their oral health, as it may lead to many health problems. The study shows that gum disease...
- Is There an Ideal Teeth Whitening Product?
Normally, teeth are yellowish in color and are rarely pure white. As white teeth are a popular demand, more and more products have hit the market, claiming to whiten teeth. This includes whitening tooth-pastes, gels, rinses, strips and trays. Teeth whitening is recommended for people with healthy...
- How to Prepare for Your Dental Appointment
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), people should visit a respectable dental office like Macleod trail dental every six months to maintain optimal oral health. Dental problems should never be ignored since they can become serious and contribute to other medical conditions, such as...
- Taking Plavix and Root Canal Treatment
Generic Name: ClopidogrelBrand Name: PlavixWhat is Plavix?Plavix is a drug that prevents the platelets in the blood from sticking together, thereby avoiding the formation of blood clots. There can be unwanted cases of blood clots, which can occur in cases of heart diseases or blood vessel...
- Gum Contouring
Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, is a dental procedure done to correct an uneven gum line in people who have teeth resting either too high or low on the gums.The cause of the gums being too high or too low is mainly genetics. It may also be due to certain medical...
- Dr. Dennis Walker D.M.D.1640 Anderson Ave Fort Lee NJ 07024
- Ronald Kurlan D.M.D.45 Prospect St South Orange NJ 07079
- Dr. Elizabeth Jean Herko M.P.H., D.D.S.571 Central Ave, Suite 100 New Providence NJ 07974
- Dr. Samuel P Mufson DMD595 Chestnut Ridge Rd Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677
- Dr. Svetlana Rozenberg DDS8A E 63rd St New York NY 10065
- Joseph Salim DMD433 E 56th St New York NY 10022