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3 Anesthetic Options for Oral Surgery

Your oral surgeon uses anesthesia to stop you from feeling pain during the procedure. The exact type of anesthesia used depends on your personal requests as well as the doctor’s recommendation. Here are the three most common types used during oral surgery. Local Anesthesia You receive an injection in the gum that numbs the surgical […]

How An Oral Cancer Screening Can Save Lives

Oral cancer affected 48,000 people in 2016, according to the National Cancer Institute. This disease covers cancer of the mouth, throat and sinuses. When dental professionals discover it in its earlier stages, patient survival rates are as high as 83.3 percent. This figure drops down to 38 percent if it has metastasized. An oral cancer […]

Why You Shouldn’t Postpone Wisdom Teeth Removal

Does the thought of having your wisdom teeth removed make you cringe? So you’ll just put it off as long as possible, right? Wrong! Even though wisdom teeth removal may seem intimidating and painful, it’s better to be safe than sorry…and in pain. Delaying your wisdom teeth removal surgery can be extremely detrimental to your […]

Get to Know Mamaroneck Oral Surgery’s Talented Surgeon, Dr. Paonessa

It’s been almost a year since Matthew Paonessa, DDS, MD joined our team at Mamaroneck Oral Surgery, and his patients already recognize his talent and recommend him as a highly skilled oral surgeon in Westchester, NY. As a Mamaroneck local, we are confident Dr. Paonessa will be a healthcare staple in the community for years […]

Teaching Kids About the Tricks in their Treats On Halloween!

Halloween may be one of your children’s favorite nights of the year, but it can easily turn into a fright fest for oral health. This Halloween, protect your children’s teeth from the worst trick or treating candy offenders! Here’s a list of the candies to avoid and some alternative options: Chewy Candy The candy that […]

5 Reasons Your Teeth Hurt (And What To Do About It)

  It’s easy to brush off tooth or mouth pain you may be experiencing…until the issue develops into something more serious. Often times if you have mouth pain it is an early sign of a deeper issue, which is why it’s important to get to the root of the problem. Waiting for the problem to […]

How To Deal With A Dental Emergency While Traveling

No one expects to get hurt or sick while on vacation but a simple accident can quickly turn your relaxing getaway stressful. When you’re traveling there are certain precautions you can take to prevent a dental emergency and ways to be proactive if something should happen. Before leaving for your vacation, it’s always a good […]

Why You May Need a Bone Graft Before Getting Dental Implants

If you’re planning to have dental implant surgery to replace a missing tooth, you may need a bone graft.  Generally, a bone graft is necessary when there is not enough healthy jawbone to support the dental implant.  Bone grafting has become an extremely common procedure that is simple, safe and will likely increase the success […]

5 Rules for Diabetics to Prevent Oral Health Problems

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, there are many health concerns that you need to be aware of every day, including your oral health. Many people are surprised to learn of the correlation between diabetes and higher risks for oral health problems. One of the main concerns diabetics have to be aware of is the […]

3 Simple Rules for Long Term Dental Implant Care

After going through the surgical procedure to have dental implants, you’re going to want to make sure you take proper care of them. In order for your implants to last over time it’s important to know the long-term care instructions. Here are three simple rules to live by for long term dental implant care. 1. […]