Western New York Dental Services

At Western New York Dental Group, we will partner with you and your family to work toward beautiful smiles and a lifetime of good oral health.

As a leading dental care provider in New York, we offer a range of affordable, high-quality dental services—from routine teeth cleaning to complex procedures. Our trusted and knowledgeable dentists and staff use the latest technologies and techniques to deliver the services you need in a caring, comfortable environment.

Our practices offer many different types of dental services, which means you and your family can be treated without being referred to outside specialists. Since Western New York Dental Group is a community-based dental group, we have convenient locations and morning, evening and weekend hours to accommodate you and your family’s busy schedules and hectic lives. We are honored to be among the select few dental providers nationwide who have been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This prestigious accreditation is a tangible example of our commitment to delivering the highest quality care. We hope this gives you an added measure of trust and confidence in choosing us as a healthcare provider. Dental Services include:

Oral Conscious Sedation

Conscious Sedation is defined as a minimally reduced level of consciousness that retains the patient's ability to breath independently and respond to questions or follow instructions. Sedation Dentistry, sometimes called Relaxation Dentistry, is one way that a dentist can  manage pain and anxiety during dental appointments. Unlike general anesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, the patient can interact with the dentist, but typically has no memory of the procedure.

Are you a candidate for Oral Conscious Sedation?  Ask yourself these questions: 

  • Do you experience extreme anxiety or fear when you’re facing a dental appointment?
  • Do you gag easily?
  • Have you put off or canceled a dental appointment due to anxiety?
  • Have you had trouble in the past getting numb prior to receiving dental care?
  • Are you facing multiple dental procedures and worry that you won’t be able to tolerate them?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Oral Conscious Sedation might be right for you.  

Oral sedation can be used for anything  including filling a cavity, performing root canals or surgery to cosmetic dental services.  You can regain your oral health or address painful conditions with greater ease.  

You can discuss Oral Conscious Sedation with Dr. Shobha Warren or Dr. Gerald Patterson at our Wauwatosa-Mayfair location.  Dr. Warren is the only endodontist in Wisconsin who offers this option to her patients. 

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Invisalign is a new way of straightening teeth without calling attention to them. The procedure involves wearing a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of the traditional brackets and wires. They are made specifically to fit your lifestyle allowing you to eat, drink, brush, and floss easily. Our patients love their Invisalign aligners because they are clear and virtually undetectable on teeth. And since Invisalign is removable, you can easily take the clear aligners out for special events. For all these reasons, Invisalign treatment is also a great option for adult patients.

Your orthodontist will determine if Invisalign is appropriate for you during an examination, and if they are a match, he/she will prescribe a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth. This impression is submitted to Invisalign, which uses 3-D computer technology to create a series of precisely customized aligners. Patients wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and, as a result, teeth move gradually week by week until you’ve achieved the intended results- straighter teeth.

Most Invisalign patients visit their orthodontists no more than those who wear braces. The length of treatment is approximately the same as well.

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The surgical removal of teeth is a common procedure in our office. You and your doctor may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced gum disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.

To avoid these complications, in most cases, your doctor will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement options for the extracted tooth such as dental implants.

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 General Dentists can care for patients who experience conditions such as problems with wisdom teeth or those requiring dental implants. They treat accident victims suffering from facial injuries, perform reconstructive and dental implant surgery, and care for patients with tumors or cysts of the jaws and functional and aesthetic conditions of the maxillofacial areas. 

We understand the anxiety and inconvenience associated with any kind of surgery. Our skilled and caring staff will be with you every step of the way, and most oral surgeries are completed in less than an hour.

We have general dentists trained and skilled in a number of oral surgery procedures in our New York offices.

 

For more complex oral surgery cases and conditions, our New York general dentists may refer you to Dental Specialists.

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Regular preventive dental appointments are an important step in your oral health routine. These biannual checkups can also result in less extensive and less expensive treatment for dental conditions that may develop, and help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. During a regular preventive appointment at Western New York Dental Group, you will receive a thorough hygiene cleaning and a dental exam to check for cavities and other conditions. You may also receive x-rays.

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Restorative services help restore a lost or damaged tooth due to dental disease or injury. These services include fillings, crowns and bridges, implants, gum disease treatments and root canals. At Western New York Dental Group, we will do everything we can to repair the functional structures of your mouth. Our highly-trained team of dental professionals offers a wide range of restorative dental services to help you feel more comfortable talking, eating and living your daily life.

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We offer a range of dental services designed to meet the unique needs of children and teens, including oral exams, digital x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, gum disease prevention, sealants and cavity repair. Whatever their dental needs, you can count on us to start them down the path and be there every step of the way toward a lifetime of good oral health.

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A beautiful smile can make you feel more confident about yourself. A proper bite also contributes to improved dental health, which can affect your overall physical health and well-being. At Western New York Dental Group, our patients achieve amazing transformations, not only in their smiles, but also in their confidence and self-esteem. We offer complete orthodontic services, including braces, Invisalign and retainers.

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Cosmetic dentistry enhances the appearance of your teeth using a variety of techniques, including whitening, straightening, restoring or replacing your teeth. At Western New York Dental Group, we offer a variety of whitening techniques and different types of veneers, all designed to help give you confidence and make your smile beautiful.

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Oral surgeons care for patients with more serious problems, such as wisdom teeth, facial pain and misaligned jaws. They specialize in procedures involving TMJ disorders, orthognathic surgery and wisdom teeth removal.

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Western New York Dental Group has dentists on staff who provide care related to wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants. For more complex oral surgery cases and conditions, our general dentists may refer you to our associates at Advanced Dental Specialists www.advanceddentalspecialists.com.  Just like Western New York Dental Group, ADS is nationally recognized for their quality, as evidenced by their AAAHC accreditation.

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As we age, our dental care needs change. Seniors may need more restorative care to ensure a healthy smile. At Western New York Dental Group, we offer complete senior dental care, including dentures, dental implants, gum disease prevention and a discount program for our older patients.

 

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Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums and bones that hold the teeth in place. Gum disease can affect patients of all ages, and even the healthiest of smiles can be at risk. Gingivitis is the initial stage of this disease, and, if treated at this stage, gum disease can often be prevented and reversed. However, if left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and unsightly changes to the soft tissues around the teeth. The good news is that gum disease is relatively easy to prevent by maintaining proper dental hygiene (brushing and flossing) and making regular dental visits.

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Root canals are typically needed when an untreated cavity progresses rapidly and spreads to the pulp of the tooth. The tooth pulp is made up of blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves. Once the bacteria of decay have reached the tooth pulp, it can be extremely painful. If your dentist determines that a root canal is the best solution for you, the procedure can typically be done with minimal discomfort and often keeps you from losing the tooth.

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Prosthodontics deals with simple to complicated full-mouth restorations that may involve crowns, veneers, fixed bridges, dentures, dental implants, or mixed implant and natural tooth restorations. Your general dentist may refer you to a prosthodontist for more complex restoration or replacement cases.

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TMJ disorders are a family of problems related to your complex jaw joint. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the name for each joint (right and left) that connects your jaw to your skull. If you have had symptoms like pain or a “clicking” sound, you’ll be glad to know these problems are more easily diagnosed and treated than they were in the past. Since some types of TMJ problems can lead to more serious conditions, early detection and treatment are important.

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Powerful pain-killing medications known as anesthetics not only help a patient avoid discomfort during a procedure, but post-operatively as well. Your dentist will talk to you about the most appropriate sedation option to address your particular needs.

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Dental emergencies can happen at all hours of the day and night. In order to keep every tooth we care for safe, we offer some guidelines on what to do in every situation. And if that isn’t enough, we always have a dentist on call seven days a week to handle any after-hour emergencies for our current patients.

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