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Dr. Mark Bornfeld

Dentistry
Brooklyn, NY
46 years experience male

Locations

Office

Brooklyn, NY

Address

1865 Ocean Avenue, First Floor, Brooklyn, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Guardian Life

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

All phases of general dentistry service available.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

117 Answers
42 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
It depends...: There are different types of ulcers, so the best strategy depends on the diagnosis. Most oral ulcers are apthous ulcers (canker sores), and only time ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Only Tylenol (acetaminophen): Your only option at this point would be acetaminophen; no other over the counter analgesic would be safe to take at your stage of pregnancy. The ti... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
You need two...: The loss of the temporomandibular joint may actually need the intervention of two specialists-- an oral surgeon to manage the refractory infection, an... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes and no...: Initial placement of complete dentures is usually implemented using the "immediate" technique. The back teeth are removed first, leaving the front tee... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
No.: Leukoplakia literally translates as "white plaque", so yellow tongue does not fit the definition. More commonly, yellowing of the tongue is due to eit... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Proper dental care: Prevention of tooth discoloration in toddlers is no different from prevention in adults: attention to proper diet, oral hygiene, and regular professio... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not really known...: There are several theories that have been proposed for the cause of benign migratory glossitis, aka geographic tongue. Because the condition looks mic... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
It depends...: Just how sick is "extremely sick"? Some dental infections can be life threatening, especially for a patient who already has pre-existing chronic debil... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Anyone can: Damage is within the capabilities of anyone, so the short answer to your question would be "yes". However, the intent of state regulation of the denta... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
It takes patience...: During the tooth extractions, it does not feel like much at all, because local anesthetic is used to block sensory perception. It usually takes some t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not true: Let's be charitable and not call it a lie-- let's just say that someone is "misguided". If teeth are dark due to surface deposits, a more rational ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
No, but...: You are free to seek service from any oral surgeon you choose. However, if you have dental insurance, the availability of benefits for those surgical ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: Properly constructed, the placement of a dental prosthetic device can prevent the shifting of natural teeth that would otherwise occur following tooth... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Probably not...: Most toothaches originate either within a tooth or deep under the gum-- far beyond the reach of the relatively meager antimicrobial effects of hydroge... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Completely different: A prosthetic tooth is intended to replace a tooth that has been removed. Prosthetic teeth may be implemented by fixed bridgework, a removable denture,... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: Nicotine is physiologically addictive, and displays all the properties of an addictive drug: craving, tolerance, and a demonstrated withdrawal syndrom... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
No.: Prolonged use of antibiotics can provoke opportunistic vaginal yeast infections in susceptible individuals. Seven days is more than enough time to be ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Diagnosis is key...: Neither abstinence from sweets nor an absence of pain can rule out the possibility that those light black spots may represent tooth decay. As is the c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
You could be right..: You may be correct if that gum bulge is located behind the other molar teeth, because the wisdom teeth typically begin to erupt around age 17-18. Othe... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Generally, no.: Although it's dangerous to make any monolithic rules with regard to subjective symptoms, most wisdom teeth that become symptomatic will manifest their... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes.: Tooth whitening products based on peroxide bleach have a tendency to make teeth more sensitive. If your teeth are sensitive before you whiten, they wi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
No, but...: The plastic tips used in saliva ejectors and high-volume evacuators are single-use disposable items, and sterilization is not required to prevent cros... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Any kind can be used: Almost any kind of inhalation anesthetic agent can be used for oral surgery. However, the most popular inhalation agent used, due to its safety and ea... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
No.: Hairy leukoplakia represents an opportunistic ebv (epstein-barr virus) infection as a result of a suppressed immune system, as may occur in HIV infect... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: The typical presentation of a dry socket is one in which the blood clot has dislodged from the socket. However, dry socket is really just an inflammat... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
It is unclear...: It is unclear exactly what spinous process it is to which you refer. However, it is usually prudent to explore the more likely culprits in dental pain... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
A conditional "yes": Antibiotic therapy may be a useful adjunct in the treatment of dental infections, but it should never be used as a sole therapeutic approach, and shou... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Go to your pharmacy.: Temporary dental filling material is available for purchase over the counter at your local pharmacy. It may seem self-evident, but needs to be stresse... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
A better strategy...: Although a substantial majority of bumps on the lower lip are innocent lesions (e.g., mucous retention cysts, venous lakes, or cold sores), some are n... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Generally, yes: If the surgery to which you refer is tooth extraction, the answer would be "yes"-- extraction service is customarily charged on a per-tooth basis. The... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Check out the ADBA: You may refer to the online directory of the american dental board of anesthesiology for contact information for dentists who are properly trained and... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Healing time varies: Healing speed after injury to either the lingual or the inferior alveolar nerve varies depending on the severity of the damage. It may take anywhere f... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
How much is a lot?: As paracelsus once stated, "the poison is in the dose". All substances have a threshold dosage that, when exceeded, will cause toxicity. This would ap... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Inconsistent changes: Fetal alcohol syndrome has variable oral and dental features. Cleft palate and abnormally small teeth ("microdontia") have been reported. Mouth breath... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
No: Salt water is a convenient vehicle for flushing away debris from your surgical site. Because the area of surgery will be sore, you will want to avoid ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
A few possibilities:: There are a number of conditions that can cause blisters in the mouth, including thermal injury, viral infection, and a range of "vesiculo-bullous" di... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not likely...: Because the nerves supplying the facial muscles do not come anywhere near the wisdom teeth, facial paralysis is not generally considered to be a risk ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Usually.: Dental implants are no different from any other therapeutic methodology: sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't. The most important factor in t... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
A few possibilities: Gum pigmentation is a variable but normal anatomic feature in dark-complexioned individuals. Occasionally, gums may become discolored by adjacent amal... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
There are many...: Blood can make its way into the saliva from almost anywhere in the respiratory or upper digestive tracts. This symptom is most commonly from either gu... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Extrinsic stain: The predominant effect on teeth is their tendency to cause dark deposits to accumulate on their surfaces. This doesn't harm them, but can be unsightly... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Here's a good guide: The american dental association has provided a guide to the condition that has come to be known as "meth mouth". Here are two links that will provide ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Preferably, no...: Clindamycin can predispose to a serious complication called pseudomembranous colitis. If your sole symptom is pain, the use of an analgesic medication... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Tincture of time...: There's a saying about canker sores: they heal in 7 days if treated, and one week if you don't. The primary focus is pain management. Over the counter... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
In a word, no.: Although there is some theoretical support for the belief that chronic inflammation can lead to malignancy, local acute physical trauma in the mouth h... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Patience is key: Acute dental infection often causes "trismus"-- limitation in the jaw's range of motion, by inducing spasm in the jaw muscles. It is often helpful if ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Much earlier: Gingivitis can occur whenever teeth are present-- even in early childhood.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
It will help, but...: Once your digestive tract symptoms have been brought under control, it will be easier to manage your oral ulcers with prescription topical steroids, s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
According to the ADA: According to a survey conducted in 2011 by the american dental association, the national average fee charged by general practitioners in the United St... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 46 years experience
Not good to delay...: The consequences of delay in implementing needed crown service depends on the circumstances. Failure to repair a broken or decayed tooth can lead to d... Read More

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Mar 20, 2015
great doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bornfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bornfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you , your information was right on point. I will use your advice.
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I went to check doctor and find out that it is just a bonny protrusion ...it is called TORUS PALATINUS...
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have been rinsing with peroxide- probably more often than suggested.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1976MD

Medical/Graduate school

City University of New York, Brooklyn College
Graduated 1973MD

Medical/Graduate school

NYU College of Dentistry
Graduated 1976MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

NYU College of Dentistry
American Academy of Oral Medicine
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