For the past 25 years, Bruce R. Rothschild, DDS has provided gentle and compassionate services as a local dentist in Pearl River NY. Discover for yourself why so many people make him their first choice for all their dental needs.

As a family dentist in Pearl River NY, we believe in striving to provide the best possible care for our patients. Thanks to advances in dental medicine and science, dentists have a variety of ways to treat different dental problems. If tooth decay or gum disease is identified during your exam, Dr. Rothschild will discuss your options for treating the dental condition. Modern dental treatments take less time and are much more comfortable than they were in the past.  By addressing oral health concerns early, you reduce your risk of tooth loss and severe periodontal disease.

Answers to Your Questions from a Local Dentist in Pearl River NY

Question: What are dental sealants and what do they do?

Answer: Dental sealants are a clear coating applied to your teeth to protect your teeth from the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Dr. Rothschild often recommends sealants for patients who have deep crevices behind their teeth or weakened tooth enamel.

Question:  Do I have any other options besides dentures or bridges to replace missing teeth?

Answer: Many people prefer dental implants to dentures. They replace both the root of the tooth, as well as its crown, implants are almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Since not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rothschild to find out if dental implants are indeed an option for you .

Question: Can tooth-colored composite resin fillings replace my old silver colored fillings?

Answer: In many cases, Dr. Rothschild can use composite resin to replace your amalgam fillings. He determines if these tooth-colored fillings are an option by assessing the condition of the tooth and the amount of force the tooth is subjected to when you chew. If he determines composite resins are not a good option for you, he may recommend an alternative, such as a porcelain crown or veneer.

Question: Are dental x-rays really needed?

Answer: Periodic dental imagery is absolutely necessary to identify dental problems early, which allows Dr. Rothschild to use less extensive treatments than if you waited until the condition started to cause your pain.  Modern dental x-rays expose you to significantly less radiation than the older machines dentists used to use.

For more answers to your questions from a family dentist in Pearl River NY, contact Dr. Bruce L Rothschild & Associates, P.L.L.C. at 845-623-0305.