General Dentistry

Cavity Restoration

Restorations help restore your teeth to their healthy state. We at Briarwood Dental also deal with composite restoration and amalgam restoration to help restore the teeth to their main state, and help healthy, and strong teeth.

Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also called tooth decay or caries, are caused by a combination of factors, including bacteria in your mouth, frequent snacking, sipping sugary drinks and not cleaning your teeth well.

Diet – When it comes to getting cavities, it’s not only the amount of sugar you eat and drink, but the frequency as well. If you sip, graze or snack on anything sweet throughout the day, your chance of getting cavities increases by quite a bit.

Dry Mouth – Saliva is very important because it washes away plaque and bacteria and also neutralizes the acids that cause tooth decay. When you have dry mouth, your risk of decay goes up a lot.

Cleaning & Exams

We all know that good oral hygiene is important to maintain a beautiful smile, but did you know that it’s also essential to your overall health? It’s true, poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, heart disease, stroke, and even diabetes.

Our motto is ``Healthy teeth and gums for life``. Studies have shown that people with healthy teeth and gums live on average 10 years longer. Wellness visits and oral health is very important.

That’s why dentists recommend that teeth be cleaned professionally twice a year. Teeth cleaning are the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. Our regular check-ups involve more than meticulous cleaning.
To schedule an appointment or a consultation, please contact us at 718-544-0977 today. During your visit, Dr. Yakubov utilizes advanced technology as well as extensive experience to diagnose any underlying conditions that needs attention.

Gum Treatment

Periodontal surgery can regrow damaged bones and tissues, prevent tooth loss, reduce gum gaps between the teeth, and reshape the jawbone to eliminate bacterial growth.
Healing usually is quick. Most patients are fully healed in just one to two weeks. Most people do return to work the day after their procedure though. After gum surgery, your teeth may feel more sensitive than usual

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

Bridges can:
• Restore your smile
• Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
• Maintain the shape of your face
• Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
• Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

Root Canal

Generally caused by tooth decay or shock to pulp or nerve tissue damage can be an excruciating experience. Symptoms including pain while chewing, thermal sensitivity and swelling. If left untreated, pulp damage can lead to abscesses, or pus-filled infections, and eventually to tooth loss and surrounding structures.
Endodontics, or root canal therapy, is the branch of dentistry that deals with treating dental pulp damage and is the best way to directly address the pain and save the tooth. During a root canal procedure, infected nerve tissue is cleaned out and replaced with filler to prevent further infection. With proper anesthesia, root canal therapy can be a pain free process.
At Briarwood Dental Care, we have specialized training in root canal therapy and take every measure to ensure our patients’ maximum comfort throughout the procedure. If you are experiencing tooth pain, sensitivity or swelling, it is important to act fast, not only to relieve your pain, but also to save the tooth from complete decay.