Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Scaling and Root Planing

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Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease and is fortunately easy to treat.  However, when left untreated it progresses into periodontitis, which causes permanent damage. Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts performs scaling and root planing procedures to stop gum disease in its tracks, and protect patient’s smiles from the effects of periodontitis!


Scaling and root planing is a simple and non-invasive procedure done in the office.  It begins with scaling, the term for the dentist removing plaque and tartar from the surface of the tooth all the way down to the gums. Depending on the case, a dentist may recommend completing this process over two appointments, and a patient may request local anesthetic.  This is followed by root planing, which means minor contouring to the surface of the tooth near the root.  When gums have a clean, smooth surface to reattach to, new growth of tissue is encouraged and gums heal giving the patient a clean slate against gum disease.


To learn more about scaling, root planing, and all the services we provide at the practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


 Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Oral Appliances For Sleep Apnea

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Patients suffering from sleep apnea should visit Dr. Nick Mobilia at Elite Dental Arts to see if a COAT device is the solution to your sleep woes.  The most common treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure machine.  These work by forcefully pumping oxygen into the patient’s mask and up the nose.   CPAP machines are effective, but some patients find the mask uncomfortable or overwhelming.  Continuous open airway therapy (COAT) devices work by aligning the jaw stabilizing the mouth to preserve the openness of the airway.  This helps get maximum oxygen flow without a machine. 


We are happy to be able to provide our patients with custom oral appliances.  These devices vary in size and design, but each style is meant to stabilize the jaw and control the tongue to keep the airway open.  A consultation is the only way to find out which type of device is the best fit for you.  If you have questions or concerns regarding sleep disorders, please give us a call. To learn more about COAT devices and all the services we offer, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


 Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Avoid These Foods If You Have TMJ/TMD

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A temporomandibular joint disorder can be aggravated by the foods we eat. As we’ve previously mentioned, if you have this condition, it’s best to follow a soft-food diet to alleviate the pain associated with this condition. In addition to telling you what to eat when you have TMJ, Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts is here to tell you what foods you should avoid.


The constant motion of your jaw can aggravate your joint pain when chewy foods are a staple of your diet. This is because your jaw works overtime when you consume chewy foods such as caramel, taffy, chewing gum and tougher cuts of meat and fish (lobster). Types of food to avoid include chewy snacks, fatty foods, and foods that are cut into large pieces. To summarize, any type of food that allows you to open your mouth wide or chew for long periods of time may aggravate your TMJ.


If you have questions or concerns regarding TMJ/TMD, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939. 

Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE  DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 681-0939
drmobilia@EliteDentalArts.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tooth Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth have a variety of causes that are best discussed with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts. Also known as dentin hypersensitivity, tooth sensitivity occurs when the roots of the tooth are exposed and the enamel that protects our teeth becomes thinner. If hot, cold, or very sweet and acidic beverages make your teeth and gums wince, it’s time to schedule a professional exam to get the situation under control.


Tooth sensitivity is primarily caused by poor oral hygiene habits. If you don’t brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day, you’re likely to end up with receded gums. On the other hand, if you have an adequate oral care routine, but brush too vigorously, this will also wear down enamel and make the teeth sensitive. The easiest form of treatment for sensitive teeth is prevention, but solutions such as desensitizing toothpaste, brushing softer, or using fluoride gel could alleviate tooth and gum pain caused by sensitivity.


If you have questions or concerns regarding tooth sensitivity or dental health, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017


(212)681-0939

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

What is TMD?

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The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw bone (mandible) to the temporal bones in your skull, in front of each ear.  A general term for any problem or issue with this joint is temporomandibular disorder, or TMD.  Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts can help patients prevent and recover from negative effects of TMD.


Patients that grind or clench their teeth often end up with a sore jaw.  Other patients experience injuries with facial trauma that cause jaw pain, or result in the patient feeling their jaw gets stuck or ‘locks’ in either an open or closed position.  A custom night guard keeps the jaw in a neutral position during sleep, and this helps many patients find relief from TMD symptoms.  For any pain, your dentist may recommend an over-the-counter painkiller or warm and cold compresses.  To prevent further discomfort, you may be assigned stretches for your jaw. 


Whatever your symptoms, you don’t have to suffer with discomfort in your jaw.  To learn more about TMD and the services we provide at the practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


 Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Laser Treatment for Gums

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Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts takes pride in offering the best technology available to patients, and has seen great results for the treatment of periodontal disease with laser tools. Patients experiencing every stage of gum disease can see improvement from laser treatment.  The laser is so effective in periodontal treatments because it can target unhealthy gum tissue and leave healthy tissue undisturbed. The precision that can be achieved with a laser results in less trauma to the mouth and less recovery time.


In the past, periodontal treatment was completed using more aggressive tools and often required stitches. With a laser, treating only the affected gum tissue and not damaging any healthy gums is more efficient and causes little to no bleeding, which means less swelling after the procedure.  Patients often find the laser procedure relatively painless, so less and sometimes no anesthetic is needed!  Please contact us to improve your oral health with a laser treatment for your gums.


To learn more about treatments for gum disease and all the services we provide, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


 Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Friday, June 22, 2018

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt between the ages of 17-22. When wisdom teeth do not emerge, this means that they are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth may be embedded underneath the gum or are partially-erupting but can’t move any further due to the obstruction of surrounding teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth do not always show symptoms, but they can increase a patient’s risk of developing an infection. If your wisdom teeth are problematic, Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts may suggest extraction.


Impacted wisdom teeth may show symptoms of jaw pain, swelling around the gums or the jaw, bleeding gums, bad breath, or an unpleasant taste in the mouth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause damage to other teeth because if they are crooked, they can cause a misaligned bite or tooth pain. If you haven’t had a routine dental visit, you may be oblivious to the status of your wisdom teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nick Mobilia so that he can keep a close eye on your wisdom teeth and determine the best course of action.


If you have questions or concerns regarding tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.elitedentalarts.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Mobilia of Elite Dental Arts here in New York, NY, call our office at 212-681-0939.


Nick M. Mobilia, DDS
ELITE DENTAL ARTS
9 East 45th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017


(212)681-0939