New York Dental Group in Vestal, NY with Reviews -

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By: Dj B.
Lalor Creekside Dental
My family and I were patients of this office for about 5 years or so. I had a few issues with billing, once they even wrote a letter they were going to take us to collections because the insurance wasn't paying. I found it suspicious that the insurance paid for all visits done in the last 6 months on 1 day (according to their office). At the time, the office staff seemed to change often (too often!).So the straw that broke the camel's back was when my daughter needed an embarrassing amount of fillings. We tried to get as many filled as we could at once, but unfortunately they kept giving us appointments (2) with the same dentist and he was horrible with my daughter. This dentist threatened my 4 year old daughter that if she didn't sit still, he was going to send me (her mother) out to the waiting room. There was about 5 employees in the room trying to "settle" my daughter, who instantly started freaking out (can you blame her?). The dentist refused to do any more fillings. They ended up referring her to Vangelis & Lee. Dr. Vangelis, the pediatric dentist, was on maternity leave, so my daughter had to see Dr. Lee (not a pediatric dentist). He warned me that it would depend on my daughter if he could fill them all at once. He was awesome - he filled all 3 teeth in 1 visit. After, he said she was perfect for him. He also questioned why the previous dentist left 1 top on each side and 1 bottom to fill. He would have preferred that they at least be all on the same side (which was an option...).There were some dentists we liked here - my kids both loved "Doc" (Robert Sr.) and we liked Mary John. I really wished they had her see my daughter. It was really unfortunate that my daughter had such a bad experience here!The other thing that I didn't like about this office is feeling like a number. I felt like part of the herd of cattle. Just push us through and back out the door.
By: Vicki C.
Gentle Dental Care
I have been going to Gentle Dental for many years. This dental office is absolutely wonderful, top notch. They truly live up to their name as they are soooooo gentle. The reason I went in the first place was because I had a terrible experience with my childhood dentist and was TERRIFIED as an adult to see a dentist. That fear left me after one visit to Gentle Dental. In the 20+ years I've been going I have not once felt any pain from the dentist or hygienist......this includes fillings, crowns and a root canal......that I fell asleep during!! On top of that, you are NOT treated as a number. Never are you rushed out of there. They make you feel comfortable and take the time to do their jobs at 110%. I can't say enough good things about this dental office!
By: V K.
Gentle Dental Care
Great Dentist. I went to them after reading in the newspaper that Dr. Kamodia has been voted one of the BEST Dental Offices in our area for the past 9 years in a row!!! I now know why they got that honor; because this really is the best dentist I have ever been to! He is kind, gentle and does fantastic work! My veneers look fabulous. And his staff is also just as good. Thank you Dr. Kamodia!
By: V K.
Gentle Dental Care
Gentle Dental Care.....They are exactly as their name says. I had a bad tooth ache and they took care of me the same day! Tooth pain is the worst to have and to have somebody take care of it for you right away is such a blessing! Dr. Kamodia is so kind and soothing that now I have no fear of going to the dentist anymore.
By: lillllipad
New York Dental Group
My dentist is truly gifted with both technical skills and calming demeanor. I have never been so comfortable in a dental office before! My dentist performed an implant on me and it was virtually painless! I couldn't believe it!
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By: Michelle H.
Lalor Creekside Dental
They r very friendly. And I would recommend them to my friends.
Tips & Advices
Depending on the circumstances, there might not be a safe or effective alternative to dental implants that would not impact your health and quality of life. This is because healthy teeth are essential for maintaining a balanced diet and proper nutrition. In the case of a single tooth damaged from a cavity or infection, a dentist might opt to perform a root canal procedure to remove the infection while preserving the tooth itself. However, this operation often still requires replacing the top of the tooth with an implant known as a crown. In general, the best alternative to implants is preventing the need for them through proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent tooth decay that can eventually lead to loss of teeth and other dental problems.
Start by looking into what is and is not covered under your health or dental insurance to understand and estimate costs. Then work with your primary dental care provider to understand treatment options and get recommendations for practitioners. You may also research oral and maxillofacial practices online.
Coverage of implant procedures varies depending on the specifics of your health or dental insurance. It may also depend on whether or not the implants are considered medically necessary as opposed to being an elective or cosmetic procedure. If you are a member of a Medicare health plan, most elective dental procedures are not covered. Medicare may cover some costs for procedures that involve dental surgery, like reconstruction of the jaw following an accidental injury or emergency surgery. Check with your health plan provider for information on how dental implant services are covered.
Full recovery from an implant procedure can take several weeks or months. Assuming the surgery is completed without any serious complications, patients are usually sent home within a day to recover. For the first day or two after surgery, patients are advised not to disturb the implant site or perform any kind of strenuous physical labor. Gauze pads will need to be periodically replaced to control bleeding for the first day or two. Pain medication to reduce discomfort and swelling is also prescribed for at least the first two weeks. Doctors will advise patients to avoid hard food, hot food or liquid, or use of a straw for the first days after the procedure. The best foods are purees and soups that require minimal chewing and can be eaten with a spoon. Patients may also need to rinse implant sites for a few days after surgery. Follow-up appointments within the first few weeks are often required to ensure recovery is progressing.
Those who perform dental implant procedures are known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These physicians are generally certified as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as one or more special degrees for dental surgery or osteopathic medicine. Becoming a dental surgeon requires at least 12 years of academic and professional training in the United States, and requires certification with the state medical board. A general dentist with specific training in implantology can perform implant surgery, as well as certain specialists:
  • Prosthodontist – specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – specializes in dental surgery
  • Periodontist – specializes in periodontal (gum) disease

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