Joseph S Dallessandro, DDS

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Scaling and Root Planing

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. Joseph S. Dallessandro 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.josephdallessandro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph S. Dallessandro in our New York, NY office, call 212-988-1089.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Intraoral Camera

The technology available in our practice plays a part in every dental appointment.  Dr. Joseph S. Dallessandro, DDS uses an intraoral camera to view angles of the mouth not possible before this technology. The tiny camera’s view is also projected onto a monitor, making the same angle of the mouth visible to both doctor and patient at the same time.


The intraoral camera helps you and your dentist better see and understand what is happening to your oral health. These detailed views can help you identify a specific area or issue to your dentist, and help your dentist plan a targeted treatment. This technology promotes a better understanding of any changes to your oral health. An added bonus to using this technology in our practice is capturing images needed for insurance companies to approve procedures.


To learn more about the technology we use and services we provide at the practice, visit www.josephdallessandro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph S. Dallessandro in our New York, NY office, call 212-988-1089.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dental Implant Restoration

By choosing dental implants to restore your missing teeth, you are making an excellent decision to improve the status of your oral health. When teeth are missing, this can diminish a person’s self-esteem, make them appear older, and/or affect the way they eat and speak. Dental implants allow you to enjoy life without worry about your teeth and will have you smiling in photos in no time. If you are considering dental implant restoration, schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph S Dallessandro, DDS so he can answer all of your questions.


Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that act as a natural tooth. Because dental implants don’t alter the teeth, more of your natural teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Dental implants stay in place and aren’t removable like some dentures, therefore they are durable and will last many years with proper oral hygiene.


If you have questions or concerns about restorative dentistry, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.josephdallessandrodds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph S Dallessandro, DDS in New York, NY, call 212-988-1089.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Nocturnal Bruxism

Nocturnal bruxism is a condition in which the patient clenches or grinds his or her teeth during sleep. Bruxism most often occurs during this time frame but can also happen unintentionally while the person is awake. Bruxism is often caused by stress or anxiety and is used as a coping mechanism for these emotions. Once bruxism is properly diagnosed, Dr. Joseph S Dallessandro, DDS can discuss treatment options.


The act of clenching the teeth can be detrimental to a person’s smile. It leads to tooth damage such as weakened enamel, increased sensitivity, and chips or fractures. During sleep, the jaw is set in a certain position that may trigger the natural reflexes of the brain which are never turned off. Dr. Dallessandro may suggest a night guard to alleviate pressure that is put on the jaw and prevent further damage.


If you have questions or concerns about nocturnal bruxism, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.josephdallessandrodds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph S Dallessandro, DDS in New York, NY, call 212-988-1089.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thank You For Your Testimonials!

At the dental practice of Dr. Joseph S Dallessandro, our staff appreciates feedback from our patients because it teaches us how to improve as a team. Our team would not only like to thank Margaret R. for this five-star review, but we would like to thank her for being an excellent patient. If you recently experienced exceptional service from our office, please let us know!  


“I've been a patient of Dr. D's for a couple of years now and love him. But on July 28, the 18 year old bonding on one of my front teeth crumbled apart and I was in a panic. I called the office and had an appointment with Dr. Choi, Dr. D's new associate, the next morning at 9 a.m. Dr. Choi was fantastic, explained everything she was doing, and did an amazing job with my bonding. I was due for a cleaning and she was able to take care of that for me as well....herself! She is a great add to the practice and I would feel very comfortable seeing her again. Their office is super convenient for me at work, but I would travel across the city to keep them as my dentists. The whole staff here is lovely too! – Margaret R. (Patient since 2015)


If you would like to leave a review or are interested in learning about the services we provide at the dental practice of Joseph S Dallessandro, visit www.josephdallessandro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph S Dallessandro in our New York, NY office, call 212-988-1089.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Crowns Restore Smiles

The dental practice of Dr. Joseph S. Dallessandro restores many patient smiles with the safe and non-invasive procedure of installing a crown.  Crowns can restore a tooth with chips or a significant amount of decay before it reaches the point of needing to be extracted or replaced with an implant.  A patient can have a new crown within two visits.


To fit a patient with a custom crown, the process begins with the dentist removing any decay from the damaged tooth.  To prepare the tooth for a crown to fit directly over it, the dentist may need to contour the tooth that remains.  When the tooth has been prepared, an impression of the mouth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory for the custom product to be fabricated.  Once the custom crown is made, it is cemented into place by the dentist at a second appointment.  Our high quality crowns are durable and should last from 10 to 15 years, but can be replaced if needed.


To learn more about dental crowns and all the services we provide at the practice, visit www.josephdallessandro.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph S Dallessandro in our New York, NY office, call 212-988-1089.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Handling Halitosis

Bad breath is embarrassing, especially when you aren’t the first to notice. Also known as halitosis, bad breath isn’t typically a problem unless it becomes chronic. Chronic bad breath is usually caused by poor oral hygiene habits. It can also be a result of dry mouth, dental problems such as gum disease, or an underlying medical condition. If your bad breath has you feeling self-conscious, schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph S Dallessandro, DDS to get the problem under control.


Certain foods such as garlic and onions can leave a person with bad breath but that can typically be cured by a breath mint. Proper brushing and flossing remove bacteria and food particles that become trapped between teeth. Chewing sugar-free gum can control the odor, but it’s best to visit Dr. Dallessandro for a more permanent solution. He can answer any questions you may have regarding treatment.  


If you have questions or concerns about halitosis, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.josephdallessandrodds.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph S Dallessandro, DDS in New York, NY, call 212-988-1089.