Dr. Angela Abernathy is a Dentist practicing in New York, NY. Dr. Abernathy 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, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Education and Training
BS in Mathematics at Alabama A&M University
DDS at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
Dr. Angela P Abernathy DDS's Expert Contributions
If the decay is allowed to get bigger and causes more damage to the baby tooth, then the adult tooth can be affected. A lot of people think it's a waste because the baby tooth will eventually be lost. However they may not happen for several years. The decay will continue to spread and can cause the tooth to abscess. If this happens, the adult tooth that is growing beneath the baby tooth can become infected. That is why it is extremely important to have cavities in baby teeth filled before it gets to this point. READ MORE
Yes, it is VERY possible to get cavities on baby teeth. If the cavity is relatively small, a filling can be done. If it remains untreated, it can get bigger and cause pain, infection, and swelling and may need to have the nerve removed from the tooth and a crown placed on it or the tooth may need to be removed. Some people are concerned with having these types of treatments done because “the tooth is going to fall out anyway,” however, it is important to treat these teeth because they won’t “fall out” for a long time, in some cases (children start to lose baby teeth from the ages of 5 to about 13 in a specific sequence). READ MORE
You need to immediately contact the dentist that extracted your tooth... READ MORE
I highly recommend that you floss every day, ideally after each meal. Make sure you're changing your brush every 3-4 months and only use a soft bristle brush. Never brush side to side. You either want to brush using small, circular strokes or up and down. Make sure you brush the backs of your teeth and the biting surfaces. Don't forget to use a tongue scraper as well. You also want to use mouth rinse. Another good habit is to drink plenty of water and especially drink a glass of water after each meal. A lot of the foods we consume are acidic and can weaken he enamel of your teeth. The water will help neutralize the pH in your mouth and rinse away some of the food debris. You want to wait 30-45 mins after that to brush your teeth. READ MORE
Hello! It really depends on the size of the chip. The treatment can either be simply buffing the tooth to make it smooth, bonding or placement of a veneer or crown. READ MORE
Teeth can be very complex on the inside. There are several things that can be happening. There can still be nerve tissue left in an extra canal or the tooth can be re-infected. The best thing to do is to go back to the dentist that did the root canal for an evaluation. READ MORE
Yes. You do not have to have insurance to see any health care provider (though it is a huge help). You will have to pay out of pocket. Some offices do offer patient financing as well as discount programs. READ MORE
I do prefer electric brushes for various reasons, but with either an electric or manual brush, it is important to use one with soft bristles. You do not have to use a lot of hard force with brushing. Also, do not use a side-to-side motion. Either brush up and down or use small circles and make sure you are brushing all of your teeth and brush for at least 2 minutes. READ MORE
You may want to consider veneers or crowns. READ MORE
That's hard to say. Was this cleaning a little more aggressive than normal? Have you recently switched oral care products (toothbrush, toothpaste, rinse, etc)? Has something changed with your diet and/or general health? Were there any issues or changes in your oral care habits before this particular cleaning? These are all things to consider, but you should also speak to the dentist and hygienist that you last visited to alert them as to what happened. READ MORE
After a tooth has been removed a clot forms during the start of the healing process. If the clot is disturbed and comes out of the socket, then you have what is called "dry socket", or alveolar osteitis. The precautions that should have been taken to prevent this are to avoid disturbing the area as well as to avoid any type of sucking (using a straw, smoking, spitting, etc) for up to 3 days after the tooth has been removed. Your friend needs to see the doctor that extracted the tooth ASAP to have this addressed. READ MORE
It is not "normal" to have clicking in the jaw, but it is not uncommon. This can be because of a displaced joint or disk. It can sometimes be more annoying than painful, but you should definitely get it checked out, so that it doesn't possibly progress to something more serious. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local and Regional Public Speaking -
- Harlem Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
What do you attribute your success to?
Her hard work, dedication, education, and drive to make a difference.
Teaching and speaking
Instructor-New York University, College of Dentistry, Cariology Department
Hobbies / Sports
- Cultural Events
Favorite professional publications
- All major dental and medical publications and research
Dr. Angela P Abernathy DDS's Practice location
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Corona, NY 11368Get Direction
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- Illinois Dental Practice Offers Sleep Apnea Treatment
There are a few options for treating sleep apnea. The most common that many people are familiar with is using a CPAP machine. CPAP machines work wonders for most patients. Some patients choose to get surgery to try to correct the problem. The least known treatment for sleep apnea can...
- 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...
- What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Dry Socket?
One of the most common complications after the removal of a tooth is dry socket. Dry socket is more common with the extraction of wisdom teeth. Although the condition causes great discomfort, it is fully treatable.In most cases, the pain and discomfort experienced following a tooth extraction is...
- 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...
- Everything You Need to Know About Dental Bridges
We often do not realize this, but our bodies are perfectly designed machines. Our jaws, for example, and the alignment of our teeth are designed perfectly for biting and chewing. Any change in the natural order could result in unfavorable consequences. Losing teeth is one such change that has less...
- Sleep Apnea CPAP Machines: Full Face Masks, BiPAP, and ResMed S10
What is sleep apnea?Sleep apnea is a serious form of sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is often interrupted while sleeping. The brain and other parts of the body do not get enough of oxygen when sleep apnea remains untreated. There are two main types of sleep apnea:...
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