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Dr. John P. Ickowicz: Dr. John Ickowicz began practicing in North Bellmore in 2014, after taking over Dr. William Jelley’s Family Dentistry Practice.
If your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold drinks and food, you could need dental fillings. If your teeth are persistently sensitive, your dentist should look at them as soon as possible. If you have severe pain on a tooth for a couple of minutes at a time, they should also be checked by your dentist. Any tooth that causes severe pain could need dental filling or, in some cases, will need other treatments like root canal treatment.
The material, shape and position (as well as functioning pressure) highly influence how long dental fillings last. Large fillings often tend to break down faster than small fillings that just bear very little force. Therefore, it is meaningless and impossible to try to say exactly how long fillings will last. Nevertheless, when a dentist is placing a dental filling, he or she may provide a more accurate time frame.
Occasionally, porcelain veneer procedures do not require the use of a local anesthetic. However, for patients who are anxious or sensitive, a local anesthetic is recommended. It is very likely that the dentist numbs up your gums with Novocain prior to beginning the procedure. This ensures that you will be comfortable throughout the entire process.
Floss and brush as you usually would to avoid dental issues. Porcelain veneers are one of the most powerful restorations to gum tissues currently available in dentistry. Don’t worry about ruining your laminates by either brushing or flossing since all non-abrasive fluoride toothpastes are tolerable.
Keep in mind that, to properly brush your teeth, you must do so at least twice a day. Dentists also recommend that patients use those cutting-edge electric toothbrushes available from many retailers. If you still don’t have an electric toothbrush, it’s time to make that investment. These brushes make cleaning easier and gentler, while aiding in plaque removal as well as offering users huge whitening benefits.
“I was referred to Dr. Ickowicz by a coworker. My husband and I took our son to his first dental appointment. I honestly was not sure what to expect. Fortunately, Dr. Ickowicz was very patient and understanding. Our visit was a total success. Now my son is not afraid of… “