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Plainview, NY 11803
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Procedures
Plainview NY Cosmetic & Sedation Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Comfortable and gentle dental service have been the goals of this practice for years. We provide exceptional cosmetic dentistry like teeth whitening, dental veneers, bonding, orthodontics (Invisalign), crowns, bridges, restorations, implants, gum recontouring and fillings along with sedation dentistry.
Cosmetic Dentistry
Plainview NY Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Everyone wants a beautiful smile. Today’s dentistry lets us have the smile we choose, not just the smile we were born with. Some procedures are bonding, braces, crowns, bridges, specialty dentures, fillings, implants, mini-implants, gum recontouring, orthodontics, veneers and teeth whitening.
Bonding
Plainview NY Bonding Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Dental Bonding is a wonderful and safe technique for fixing cosmetic flaws in teeth and even replacing damaged tooth structure.
Braces - Orthodontic
Plainview NY Braces - Orthodontic Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Orthodontic treatment corrects a “bad bite” by exerting a gentle pressure over time to straighten teeth. Modern braces are much less noticeable, and some patients can even be treated with practically invisible braces, called Invisalign.
Cosmetic Fillings
Plainview NY Cosmetic Fillings Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Cosmetic fillings are a tooth colored alternative to traditional amalgam fillings, and are used to replace areas of decay in a tooth. Cosmetic fillings, also known as composite fillings or tooth-colored fillings are less noticeable and improve the appearance of the tooth.
Crowns and Bridges
Plainview NY Crowns and Bridges Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Crowns are restorations that replace the entire visible structure of a severely damaged tooth. A bridge is a replacement tooth anchored by crowns or existing teeth on either side.
Specialty Dentures
Plainview NY Specialty Dentures Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Dentures are removable replacement teeth.
Gum Recontouring
Plainview NY Gum Recontouring Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Gum recontouring procedures change the shape and appearance of gums to improve the overall look of a smile.
Implants and Mini-implants
Plainview NY Implants and Mini-implants Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
INVISALIGN
Plainview NY INVISALIGN Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Modern braces are much less noticeable, and some patients can even be treated with practically invisible braces, called Invisalign.
Veneers
Plainview NY Veneers Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Veneers are thin shells of plastic or porcelain that cover just the visible portion of your teeth. They can fix most cosmetic problems and totally transform a smile in just two appointments.
Sedation Dentistry
Plainview NY Sedation Dentistry Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax patients and the make the dental experience totally comfortable.
Teeth Whitening
Plainview NY Teeth Whitening Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Tooth whitening is extremely popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that delivers beautiful results quickly and easily. With the latest advanced whitening techniques, your dentist can give you a dazzling, long-lasting white smile in almost no time.
Preventative Dentistry
Plainview NY Preventative Dentistry Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Dr. Ricco recommends that certain procedures be performed at regular dental visits as part of your proper dental hygiene. This preventative dentistry prevents problems before they start, corrects routine problems before they worsen, and identifies serious issues.
Cleaning
Plainview NY Cleaning Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Regular dental cleanings by your dentist or dental hygienist are part of a proper oral hygiene program. Cleanings help fight plaque, the major cause of tooth decay, gingivitis and serious gum disease.
Oral Sedation
Plainview NY Oral Sedation Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Oral sedation is a wonderful option for patients who need more than just nitrous oxide, but don’t need or want IV Sedation. It allows many people to be comfortably sedated through an entire dental visit using just a small pill.
Dental Exams
Plainview NY Dental Exams Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Regular dental exams are a crucial part of preventative dentistry because they allow your dentist to address dental problems in their early stages, and to identify serious problems. Most people need an exam every six months, but your dentist may recommend
Scaling
Plainview NY Scaling Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Plaque that remains on teeth eventually hardens into tartar, which is virtually impossible to remove with brushing and flossing alone. Scaling is the deep-cleaning procedure your dentist or hygienist uses to scrape the tartar off your teeth at and below
Polishing
Plainview NY Polishing Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Polishing is often the last step of a dental cleaning, a prophylaxis (deep-cleaning), and some restorative procedures. It smoothes and polishes the tooth or restoration surface and removes some stains.
ViziLite
Plainview NY ViziLite Cancer Detection Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - ViziLite Plus with TBlue630 is an oral lesion identification and marking system that is used as an adjunct to the conventional head and neck examination. It is comprised of a chemiluminescent light source (ViziLite) to improve the identification of lesions and a blue phenothiazine dye to mark those lesions identified by ViziLite.
Digital Radiography
Digital Radiography take pictures called radiographs that show your dentist the interior of dental structures and tissues. These allow your dentist to make a more thorough examination than is possible with the naked eye and can help spot problems that would otherwise go undetected and untreated.
X-Rays
Plainview NY X-Rays Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - X-rays take pictures called radiographs that show your dentist the interior of dental structures and tissues. These allow your dentist to make a more thorough examination than is possible with the naked eye and can help spot problems that would otherwise
Dental Problems
Plainview NY Dental Problems Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Everyone has dental problems at one time or another. We provide many services that will keep your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful.
Abscessed Tooth
Plainview NY Abscessed Tooth Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - An abscessed tooth, or periapical abscess, is a painful condition caused by infection in a badly damaged or decayed tooth.
Bad Breath
Plainview NY Bad Breath Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Halitosis, or “bad breath” is a common, but embarrassing condition that often has a dental cause.
Cavities and Tooth Decay
Plainview NY Cavities and Tooth Decay Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Tooth decay is the process of a tooth’s mineral content being dissolved. A cavity, or caries, is a hole in a tooth that is caused by tooth decay.
Dry Mouth
Plainview NY Dry Mouth Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is caused by an inadequate supply of saliva. Very common in older adults, dry mouth is usually due to medication side effects, but may have other causes.
Fluorosis
Plainview NY Fluorosis Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Fluorosis is a defect in tooth enamel caused by excessive fluoride in young children. It typically looks like white streaks or spots in teeth.
Gum Disease
Plainview NY Gum Disease Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that is usually caused by plaque. It is the earliest and most easily treated from of gum disease, as it only affects the gums, but it must be treated to avoid more serious gum disease.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Plainview NY Impacted Wisdom Teeth Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Cosmetic & Family Dentist - An impacted tooth is one that fails to properly emerge through the gums. Dr. Ricco will recommend extraction of impacted wisdom teeth if they pose a problem for your mouth and other teeth.
Jaw Disorders
Plainview NY Jaw Disorders Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Most problems with the jaw come from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles that help you chew. Dr. Ricco has treatments that can ease this pain and discomfort.
Oral Cancer
Plainview NY Oral Cancer Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Early detection is the key to successful treatment of oral cancers, so your dentist is the first line of defense. Ask your dentist about oral cancer screening at your next regular visit.
Periodontal Disease
Plainview NY Periodontal Disease Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Periodontitis is advanced gum disease. While gingivitis, the earlier stage, affects only the gums, periodontitis is inflammation and infection that has spread to surrounding tissue, including tooth and bone.
Plaque
Plainview NY Plaque Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that coats teeth. When we eat, plaque reacts with the food in our mouth and releases acids that eat away at teeth enamel, causing tooth decay.
Sensitive Teeth
Plainview NY Sensitive Teeth Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Tooth Sensitivity is a very common problem that can be treated effectively by Dr. Ricco with different products and techniques. It occurs when gums have receded or tooth enamel is worn down to reveal the sensitive parts of the tooth.
Teeth Grinding
Plainview NY Teeth Grinding Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Bruxism is either the clenching or grinding of teeth, or both of them together. Dr. Ricco will often recommend a mouth appliance to prevent damage to your teeth, and stress reduction to change the behavior.
Toothaches
Plainview NY Toothaches Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - There are many possible causes for a toothache. Two of the most common dental causes are the presence of a cavity or an abscess. Some of the other causes of toothache are quite serious, so you should certainly consult Dr. Ricco for a proper diagnosis.
Adult Care and Prevention
Plainview NY Adult Care and Prevention Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist are the two best defenses against plaque, the root of most dental problems. Dr. Ricco encourages adult care and prevention that is focused on fight against plaque, the preservation of natural tooth.
Advanced Dental Technology
Plainview NY Advanced Dental Technology Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Dr. Ricco uses the most advanced dental technology and state-of-the-art equipment to serve you and your family. Every year, Dr. Ricco continues his education with additional training on the latest in dentistry so our community can continue to have quality dental care.
Children Care and Prevention
Plainview NY Children Care and Prevention Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - In addition to the primary goals of preventing tooth decay and gum disease, children have special needs for their developing teeth. Dr. Ricco will discuss a care and prevention plan that addresses these special needs and promotes good dental hygiene for the whole family.
Laser Dentistry
Plainview NY Laser Dentistry Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Dr. Ricco is always looking for ways to make your experience more comfortable and more convenient. Laser dentistry can do both of these, making it one of the most exciting new advances in dentistry. Ask Dr. Ricco how lasers can help you get a healthy mouth.
Same Day Care
Plainview NY Same Day Care Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Dr. Ricco understands that emergencies don’t always wait for appointments. That’s why Dr. Ricco offers same day emergency dental care. Just call the office number and make sure we understand that you case is an emergency. We will do our best to make an appointment that day.
Extractions
Plainview NY Extractions Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth, a safe and routine procedure that is no cause for worry. If extraction is recommended, for a wisdom tooth or any other tooth, Dr. Ricco will explain why this is the best course of action for the health of the whole mouth.
Jaw TMJ
Plainview NY Jaw TMJ Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - The term TMJ refers to a variety of conditions that affect the TMJ, the hinge that connects the jaw and the muscles one uses to chew. While usually temporary and recurring, these conditions can be painful. Dr. Ricco has treatments available that may relieve the discomfort.
Root Canal
Plainview NY Root Canal Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - An abscessed tooth has an infection that can only be removed by extracting the tooth or performing root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is a dental procedure designed to remove infection from the soft center of a tooth and save the rest of the tooth.
Sealants
Plainview NY Sealants Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 l Long Island Dentist l Cosmetic & Family Dentist - Sealants protect teeth from tooth decay by adding a protective layer to keep out plaque. Ask Dr. Ricco how this wonderful technology can, quickly and easily, help you and your children fight cavities.
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Plainview NY Sedation Dentistry Dentist Dr. Ricco of Comfort Dental 516.931.3999 - Long Island Dentist - Sedation dentistry uses medications to relax patients and the make the dental experience totally comfortable.