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With an array of treatments including Pinhole Gum Recession Treatment, Dental Implants, and Laser Gum Surgery, all of which are the safest and healthiest methods in the industry for improving your dental health, we use cutting-edge technologies that provide proven treatments to effectively treat your dental problems.

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Laser Dentistry & Periodontics

 

ldp-imgSince the early 1960’s, laser technology has become tightly integrated into many different parts of our lives. Today’s dental professionals can even use lasers for everything from diagnosing disease to treating periodontitis. As a leading provider of laser dentistry in Tinton Falls, NJ, Dr. Bruce Bilow has prepared a brief history of laser technology for dental use.

Lasers are different from other types of light because they are composed of a single, ultra-focused beam of light rather than an entire spectrum. Dental laser devices are able to harness and manipulate this light for the treatment of different conditions such as periodontitis. A dental laser device consists of four separate components that perform specific functions:

  • An electrical source that generates power
  • Mirrors that guide the light energy
  • A semiconductor that produces specific wavelengths of light on command
  • A system of fiber optics that transport the light

Dental laser usage generally falls into one of the following three categories:

  • Disease Diagnosis
  • Soft Tissue Procedures – Used in treatments related to lips, gums, or the tongue
  • Hard Tissue Procedures – Used in treatments related to bone, dentin, or enamel

As science and technology grows more advanced, laser dentistry continues to evolve and expand into new areas of dentistry. Recent authorizations for lasers in dental treatments include bone re-contouring in the jaws and teeth as well as disease detection in tissues.

Pinhole Gum Recession Treatment

 

Many patients do not see gum recession treatment as urgent because the condition can, at times, be relatively painless. However, a receding gum line can lead to many complications both cosmetic and functional. The first noticeable symptom is often the appearance of “long teeth.” This happens when the gum line recedes and leaves a larger area of the tooth visible, particularly the roots. Eventually, roots will further become exposed which can make the teeth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Gum recession also increases the likelihood of decay near the gum line. In extreme cases, tooth structure may be lost and teeth may need to be extracted.

There are many factors that can cause gum recession. Some of these factors include:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Aggressive tooth brushing
  • Inadequate or insufficient preventive care
  • Hormonal fluctuations caused by puberty, pregnancy or menopause
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite
  • Body piercing in the lip or tongue

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ offers a solution to gum recession that does not involve invasive cutting and removing of tissue. This means that patients who have avoided surgery can now receive the treatment they deserve.

Some of the key benefits of PST™ include:

  • Minimally invasive alternative to gum surgery
  • No bleeding, swelling, or pain that is associated with gum surgery
  • Immediate cosmetic benefits
  • Corrects gum recession without surgery
  • No incisions or sutures involved
  • Fast recovery and healing time
  • Multiple teeth can be treated in a single visit
  • Healthier and more attractive smile

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need treatment?
Many patients do not see gum recession treatment as urgent because the condition can, at times, be relatively painless. However, a receding gum line can lead to many complications both cosmetic and functional. The first noticeable symptom is often the appearance of “long teeth.” This happens when the gum line recedes and leaves a larger area of the tooth visible, particularly the roots. Eventually, roots will further become exposed which can make the teeth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Gum recession also increases the likelihood of decay near the gum line. In extreme cases, tooth structure may be lost and teeth may need to be extracted.

How does the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ work?
The first step in the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is to create a tiny pinhole sized incision in the gum tissue. Then, a series of specialized tools are used to loosen the gum tissue so that it can be repositioned to cover the portion of exposed tooth. Once the tissue has been restored to its natural level, tiny collagen strips are placed around the incision to hold it in place. This means there is no need for sutures and natural healing can occur.

The Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is a modern, highly effective way to treat gum recession and is fast becoming favored by patients. To learn more about this innovative new gum recession surgery in Tinton Falls, NJ, contact us and schedule your consultation today!

Gum Surgery

LANAP is a minimally invasive gum surgery solution that involves no cutting or sutures!

The LANAP® protocol is quickly becoming the most favored method of gum surgery for patients with periodontal disease. However, some people are still adverse to laser dentistry in Tinton Falls, NJ because they know very little about how it works. By following these six simple steps, we can eliminate as much as 90 percent of inflammation in just a single session:

  • Examining periodontal pockets
  • Eliminating bacteria
  • Removing tartar
  • Reducing bleeding
  • Reattaching tissue
  • Examining teeth and jaw

The LANAP® protocol provides a safe, effective, and minimally invasive way for patients to receive gum disease treatment.

 

LANAP PROTOCOL

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A. Perio probe indicates excessive pocket depth
B. Laser radiation vaporizes bacteria, diseased tissue, pathologic proteins, and alerts the practitioner to the presence of tarar
C. Ultrasonic scaler and speacial hand instruments are used to remove root surface accretions
D. Laser is used to form a gel-clot containing stem cells from bone and PDL
E. Reattachment of rete ridges to clean root surface, with a stable fibrin clot at the gingival crest to create a ‘closed system’
F. Occlusal trauma adjusted
G. New attachment is regenrated

Low Dose Radiography

 

Dental radiographs (often called x-rays) are an important part of your dental care. Along with an oral examination, they provide our dentists with a more complete view of what’s happening in your mouth so that we can provide you with the best treatment possible.

A dental radiograph is a picture of your hard tissues (teeth and bones) and the soft tissues that surround your teeth and jawbones. For example, dental radiographs may allow us to see tooth decay that develops between the teeth or under restorations or fillings, diseases in the bone, periodontal (gum) disease, infections that develop under your gums, and even some types of tumors.

In children, radiographs allow us to see how their teeth and jawbones are developing. Like medical radiographs, dental radiographs allow our dentists to evaluate any injuries to the face and mouth, and can even provide information to help prevent future dental problems.

The amount of radiation used to obtain dental radiographs is very small, so your risks are very minimal. According to the ADA, we’re all naturally exposed to about 3.2 millisieverts (mSv) every year from our natural environment. By comparison, bitewing radiographs (2-4 images of the
back teeth) expose a patient to about 0.005 mSv of radiation.

Dental Implants

 

implants-imgA dental tooth implant is essentially a titanium post that is surgically implanted in the jaw and covered with a ceramic crown. After the titanium element has been placed in the jaw, it will naturally fuse together with the bone and create a structure that is very similar to a tooth root. This means that the tooth implant will not slip out of place or cause damage to other teeth. Once the crown is set in place, it will both look and function like a real tooth.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

  • Permanent Tooth Restoration
  • Ability to Eat and Speak Without Loose Dentures
  • No More Embarrassing Gaps In Your Smile!
  • Saves Bone and Surrounding Teeth
  • No Need for Fixed or Removable Appliances
  • Renewed Confidence in Your Appearance

Dental implants have quickly become the most preferred method of long term tooth replacement on today’s market. Instead of resting on the gums, or relying on adjacent teeth for support, a tooth implant is fixed in the jaw bone so that it functions just like a real tooth. Patients can contact Dr. Bruce Bilow for more information about dental implants in Tinton Falls, NJ.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Replace A Missing Tooth?
  • When a tooth falls out, the surrounding bone will atrophy.
  • Remaining teeth are then supported by a weakened jaw.
  • The remaining teeth then must do extra work and may shift.
  • The remaining teeth may then be lost.
  • Bridges and partials can increase your risk for tooth loss.
What are the benefits?
Dental implant technology improves upon tooth replacement in several different ways. For example, removable dentures often lead to complications such as bone and tissue loss because they do not provide stimulation the way a natural tooth does. A titanium tooth implant, however, does provide stimulation and preserves both bone and gum tissue. Fixed bridges are also associated with complications such as tooth loss. This is because they require adjacent teeth to be resized which can increase their vulnerability to decay. A tooth implant is completely independent and causes no harm to other teeth.

Is it safe?
Dental implant technology is considered to be a completely safe long term solution. Patients who received implants two to three decades ago continue to report great results. If you have any questions or concerns about dental implants in Tinton Falls, NJ, contact Dr. Bilow and schedule your consultation today!

How much does a dental implant cost?
There are many things that can affect dental implant cost. We will work hard to offer financing options to ensure you get the care you need!

Factors That Affect Cost:

  • How many teeth are involved and the number of implants
  • If there is bone loss or if bone grafting in necessary
  • What type of procedure you’re having and the type of implants you need
  • If there is a sinus lift required
  • If there is periodontal disease present
  • If gum disease treatment is necessary
  • If you need extractions
  • If you are edentulous

Trying to calculate your own tooth implant cost can be confusing and frustrating. The best way to gain an accurate estimate is to contact NJ Laser Dentistry and schedule a consultation.

We can provide additional information concerning the benefits of receiving dental implants. To get an estimate on your dental implant cost in Tinton Falls, NJ, contact NJ Laser Dentistry and schedule your consultation today!

Oral Surgery

 

Some oral problems need to be solved with oral surgery. With advancements in technology, our experienced doctors can successfully treat or repair any issues with your teeth or gums with less pain, less recovery time, and less discomfort that you can imagine.

Issues like gum disease, impacted teeth, tooth loss, bite and jaw problems, and sleep apnea may require some form of oral surgery to correct what could be a very serious health risk.

 

Laser Gum Surgery

 

Gum disease has been linked to a variety of health complications including heart disease and low birth-weight babies. Until now the majority of the treatment options available were invasive and painful. LANAP is minimally invasive and does not require the cutting or stitching of the gums!

The LANAP® protocol provides a safe, effective, and minimally invasive way for patients to receive gum disease treatment. LANAP® gives us the ability to possibly save loose teeth that would have needed to be removed otherwise.

By following these six simple steps, we can eliminate as much as 90 percent of inflammation in just a single session:

  • Examining periodontal pockets
  • Eliminating bacteria
  • Removing tartar
  • Reducing bleeding
  • Reattaching tissue
  • Examining teeth and jaw

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a condition where a patient’s breathing becomes irregular during sleep. This is usually due to a blockage of the airway that occurs when the muscles in the back of throat collapse. Since this only occurs during sleep, many patients are unaware that they are suffering. In most cases, it is the partner that notices symptoms such as snoring or gasping during the night. Certain factors may increase the likelihood of sleep apnea, such as:

  • Being male
  • Being overweight
  • Having a large neck, tonsils, or tongue
  • Genetics
  • Allergies or sinus problems

Factors That Affect Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age, even children. Risk factors for sleep apnea include:

  • Male gender
  • Being overweight
  • Over the age of 40
  • Having a large neck size, that of 17 inches or greater in men and 16 inches or greater in women
  • Having large tonsils, large tongue, or small jaw bone
  • A familial history
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Nasal obstruction

Click on the thumbnails below to view the difference between patients with obstructive sleep apnea and an open airway.

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Since patients are often unaware they are suffering from sleep apnea, it frequently goes undiagnosed. However, this can be a dangerous condition, as it deprives the brain and body of oxygen. If you or your partner notice the following symptoms, you should contact NJ Laser Dentistry for sleep apnea treatment in Tinton Falls, NJ:

  • Loud snoring
  • Interrupted breathing
  • Gasping
  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime drowsiness

If you believe you might have sleep apnea, contact us immediately for a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Think you might have sleep apnea?

Below are some of the common symptoms:

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up at night short of breath
  • Snorting or choking sounds during the night
  • Headaches upon waking
  • Falling asleep unintentionally during the day
  • Extreme drowsiness during the day

If you believe you might have sleep apnea, contact us immediately for a consultation.

Why should I seek treated?

Sleep apnea is considered a serious medical condition that can lead to heart failure or even stroke. In most cases, it can interfere with daily life. Since patients do not usually get a full night’s sleep, problems such as headaches, daytime drowsiness, and trouble focusing can create difficulty and may even be dangerous if driving or operating heavy machinery. Also, symptoms such as loud snoring, choking, or gasping sounds may interfere with your partner’s sleep and cause difficulty for them, as well.

How is sleep apnea treated?

There are several methods of treatment for different levels of severity. Mild sleep apnea can be corrected simply by changing your sleep position or by losing weight. Moderate cases may require corrective oral devices to prevent throat blockages and stop snoring. If none of these solutions are effective, surgery may be necessary.

Do not let sleep apnea deprive you of another restful night of sleep. To learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Tinton Falls, NJ, contact NJ Laser Dentistry and schedule your consultation today!

 

Low Dose Digital Radiographs

 

Digital radiography is one of the most important new advances that our profession has seen in quite some time. The capability to reduce the exposure of radiation to the patient while increasing our diagnostic proficiency has astounding implications.

Particular benefits of digital radiography include improved comfort of intra-oral (photos taken inside the mouth) X-rays, and less cranial exposure to radiation. Digital images offer exceptional picture quality, providing a much clearer picture of your mouth than regular radiographs.

Images can also be magnified, sharpened, colorized, or displayed as a negative. These software-controlled enhancements optimize the image but do not alter the data. Digital tools such as these are built right into the software that drives our digital radiography system. The X-rays are stored digitally in your file, and can be brought up and viewed instantly at a later date. Another great thing about digital radiography is the capability to superimpose images taken at different times, and then instruct the computer to emphasize or highlight only areas that differ. Think of it as time-lapse photography – you can see change over time. Changes such as tooth movement, bone loss or growth, and even subtle nuances of change in a restoration, filling, or root canal can be quickly and easily recognized using this technique, which is ideally suited to digital radiography.

Easing Dental Anxiety with Nu Calm

NuCalm’s advanced neuroscience technology is a safe and effective way to manage stress. NuCalm quickly, predictably, and safely transforms you from stressed or anxious to deeply relaxed and confident.

What is NuCalm?

NuCalm is the only patented system for balancing and maintaining the health of your autonomic nervous system. It acts like a reset button that calms and focuses your mind while allowing your body to recover.

NuCalm uses biochemistry, physics, and neurophysiology to rapidly and reliably relax brain and body functions – making it impossible for a person to have an anxious response during treatment. By naturally creating a “relaxation response”, NuCalm transforms your experience and provides a great option for those with fear or anxiety. With less reasons to avoid going to the dentist, you can begin experiencing the benefits of a healthy mouth.

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From Stress to Relaxation in Minutes

One of the virtues of using NuCalm in dental environments is the ability to transform your experiences from anxious, uncomfortable, or inconvenient to refreshing and rejuvenating within minutes. You will be aware during the procedure and conscious of where you are receiving treatment, but will simply not care. Your mind will wander as you listen and your body will feel restored and rejuvenated while we provide your treatment.

The simple fact that you can enjoy the opportunity to de-stress while they get treatment is an unexpected benefit and proves that you care about their overall health.

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