16Apr, 2015

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Anesthesia and Oral Surgery

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It’s normal to feel anxious before oral surgery, but proper preparation and knowing what to expect will help ensure that everything goes smoothly. One aspect of preparing for oral surgery is discussing your anesthesia options with your physician. Here’s an overview from NYC oral surgeon, Ruben Cohen, DDS, about anesthesia for oral surgery.   What does anesthesia do? The term anesthesia comes from the Greek for “loss of sensation”, but that’s not the only effect it can cause in your body. Depending on the type(s) and amount used, anesthesia can […]
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25Mar, 2015

Sleepless in New York? Surgical Treatments for Snoring & Sleep Apnea

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If you or a loved one has a chronic snoring problem or has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you are probably no stranger to the CPAP mask or oral appliance therapy. Along with behavior or lifestyle modifications that may include losing weight and changing sleep positions, these non-surgical treatment options are usually the first methods employed by a sleep specialist to combat your sleep disorder.   While CPAP and oral appliances can be very effective for managing milder symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea, it is important to note that […]
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17Mar, 2015

What is Bone Grafting and Why is it Important?

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The human body’s ability to regenerate bone is just one of its remarkable capabilities. A bone graft is a procedure that facilitates this process. It involves transplanting bone in an area where loss or degeneration has occurred so that the body can regrow bone. While it may seem like an invasive process, the truth is that bone grafting has actually become quite a routine procedure – and it’s less invasive than you’d think!   NYC oral surgeon, Ruben Cohen, DDS, founder of Park Avenue Oral & Facial Surgery, explains what […]
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25Feb, 2015

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

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Wisdom teeth typically arrive as you are entering into adulthood and are therefore “wiser” than when your other teeth erupted. But when exactly is the “wise” time to have them removed? This is a common question we hear from patients and parents alike. While the timing may be slightly different for each person, generally speaking the best time to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is during the early teenage years when the wisdom teeth have started to grow.   A number of studies have defined the development and eruption […]
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16Feb, 2015

Treating Snoring & Sleep Apnea Without Surgery (or a CPAP Mask)

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If you’ve seen a doctor for a chronic snoring problem or been diagnosed with sleep apnea, there’s a good chance you may have been prescribed a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask. While CPAP masks have long been the “gold standard” in snoring and sleep apnea treatment and can be extremely effective if used correctly, the biggest problem with this treatment method is that compliance rates are very low. In other words, patients do not use the CPAP machine as directed and therefore their symptoms are not adequately managed.   […]
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26Jan, 2015

Calming Fears About Your Child’s Oral Surgery

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The thought of undergoing oral surgery usually elicits feelings of anxiety and fear for patients. If it’s your child that needs surgery, the emotions are intensified even more. At Park Avenue Oral & Facial Surgery, we know firsthand the many worries, concerns, and questions that parents face in this situation and we’re here to walk you through every step of the process.   Our patients and their parents can take comfort knowing that our practice specializes in treating pediatric patients in need of oral surgery or sedation dentistry, in fact, […]
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16Jan, 2015

Restore Your Smile Faster with Teeth-in-an-Hour™

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Getting dental implants used to mean numerous trips to the oral surgeon and a time frame of several weeks or months to complete, from start to finish. The last thing a patient wants to endure when dealing with missing teeth or painful irritation from ill-fitting dentures is a long wait time. At Park Avenue Oral & Facial Surgery, we are pleased to offer a much better solution for our patients called Teeth-in-an-Hour™, a procedure that slashes the wait time to a fraction of what it once was. With this state-of-the-art […]
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29Dec, 2014

5 Tips for Conquering Dental Anxiety in 2015

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As 2014 comes to a close and many of our patients are thinking about New Year’s resolutions, Dr. Cohen and the staff at Park Avenue Oral & Facial Surgery want to remind you to make oral health a priority in 2015. The health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole – when your mouth is healthy, chances are your overall health is good too. In fact, good oral health may actually prevent certain diseases from occurring. If the thought of undergoing a dental procedure provokes […]
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3Nov, 2014

TMJ Treatment: A Cooperative Approach

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As with many dental health procedures, the treatment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders requires a cooperative approach between you (the patient) and me (the doctor).  Once we have diagnosed the condition and narrowed in on the problem, we have many different treatment options to explore together.   And luckily, most cases of TMJ do not require surgery. Symptoms of TMJ disorder range from an aching jaw and painful ear to difficulty chewing. Oftentimes there is a clicking noise when chewing.  And occasionally, locking of the joint can even occur. The causes […]
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16Jul, 2014

Is it Snoring or is it Sleep Apnea?

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We all know that a little bit of snoring here and there is perfectly normal.  So how do you know when it’s snoring that you’re dealing with and when it’s sleep apnea?Rest assured, we get this question all the time.   And the answer is that while a formal diagnosis has to be done by us here in the office, you may be able to get a better idea of which scenario you are dealing with simply by answering a few questions at home. Here are some of the most commonly […]
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