Dr. Angela P Abernathy DDS, Dentist

Dr. Angela P Abernathy DDS

Dentist

141 E 55th St Suite 213 New York NY, 10022

About

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

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 10 years of experience
Dr. Angela P Abernathy DDS
Dr. Angela P Abernathy DDS's Expert Contributions
  • Does tooth decay in baby teeth affect adult teeth?

    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

  • Are cavities possible in baby teeth?

    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

  • I am bleeding after 6 hours of my tooth extraction. What should I do?

    You need to immediately contact the dentist that extracted your tooth... READ MORE

  • How should I maintain my gum health?

    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

  • What should I do for my chipped tooth?

    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

  • I underwent a root canal treatment and it is paining again. What could be the reason?

    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

  • Do dentists offer services to the uninsured?

    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

  • Brushing too hard?

    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

  • Front tooth cavity

    You may want to consider veneers or crowns. READ MORE

  • Very swollen and red gums after routine dental cleaning

    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

  • What is a dry socket?

    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

  • Clicking in my jaw

    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

General Dentistry

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Local and Regional Public Speaking -

Residency

  • 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

141 E 55th St Suite 213 -
New York, NY 10022
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Practice At 5121 108th St

5121 108th St -
Corona, NY 11368
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