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Dr. Seth Black

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
New York, NY
45 years experience male

Locations

Park East Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery PC

New York, NY

Address

521 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Directions

Practice website

Fax

2125932931

Insurances accepted

Principal Life Insurance Company

Oxford Health Plans

MultiPlan, Inc

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

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CIGNA Health Care

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Medicaid

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About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
68 Agrees
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Need full evaluation: Could be flu but need to see your gp.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: New onset mouth ulcers are painful. A simple covering or oral bandage will usually be soothing to the irritated and exposed nerve endings. Olive oil ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Possibly: You can try to humidify your airways with cool mist humidifier, you can use a netti cup to irrigate your sinuses. Wash your hands often, and eat lots... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
TMJ disorder: The only thing that clicks when opening and closing your jaws is the the head of the mandible (condyle) moving on and off of the cartilage (meniscus).... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: A retrognathic lower jaw places strain on the temporomandibular joint because the lower jaw must posture itself further forward than usual in function... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Maybe: A disorder of a mucous membrane characterized by one or more white patches, occurring most commonly on the cheek, tongue, vulva, or penis: often medic... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Symptomatic teeth: Have them evaluated for removal by an oral surgeon.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Reduction of inflamm: By reducing inflammation pain hopefully will resolve. Then splint therapy to unload joint and protect cartilage and articular surfaces. If this does ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Professional exam: You need to see your dental professional asap to reduce permanent damage to teeth bone and gums. It might in rare case be a sign of systemic disease.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Hydration: Most common cause of dry lips is dehydration, mouth breathing, dry air - especially with air conditioning as well as some medications which can have s... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Mucocoel: Probably a retention cyst or mucocoel...A blocked minor salivary gland of the lips. Requires excision with biopsy to confirm diagnosis.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Not usually: Pipe smoke not being inhaled commonly leads to cancers of the mouth, tongue and nasopharynx. Weakness of the vocal cords is usually due to a nerve in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
May be sinusitis: Fluid in the sinuses will move forward when bending down or turning the head putting pressure on the maxillary branch of the trigeminal nerve which ru... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Broken blood vessels: If these marks are recent...Probably broken blood vessels from negative pressure. If delayed...May be infectious. Get it checked out to rule out her... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Image guided surgery is the safest and most accurate way to perform surgery.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Lots of hard work: After dental or medical school an internship followed by a minimum of four years in residency is r squired to qualify.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
It depends: It all depends on what came up if something harmful or problematic to a safe surgery, your well being comes first.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: It is important to avoid opening the puncture site to avoid infection. Avoid scratching the site which could potentially lead to bacterial or viral in... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Dont panic: If locked closed is probably an anterior disc dislocation. If locked open probable subluxation of jaw out of joint space. Manipulation to close jaw, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Dangerous: This needs immediate evaluation. It could be a severe and life threatening bacterial infection, severe ulceration or burn from caustic materials, reg... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
No: dry sockets develop in the third or fourth day
A member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Have it examined: it may be as simple as an irritation, a blocked salivary gland, a benign tumor or more ominous. if it has been present for more than 3 weeks it requi... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Palate: Generally simple snoring is due to vibration of the soft palate. After appropriate examination and if the noise is not related to any growths or obst... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Evaluate: Pain can be caused by many different things. Wisdom teeth, clenching, nerve pain, tooth decay, cysts and tumors! a proper evaluation with radiograph... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Don't be: Asymptomatic lymph nodes that are soft and non tender and scanned with no evidence of pathology are frequent and of no concern.
A female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Avoid over opening: Although this needs proper evaluation, it sounds as if you are sublimating (popping out of the joint space). If so, place a fist under your lower jaw... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Consultation: it may be due to a pinched nerve, muscle disorders or bruxing at night. Sometimes obstructive sleep apnea can have similar effects. See your doctor fo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Ibserve: If spot does not resolve in 3 weeks see doctor for evaluation and possible biopsy
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Need sleep study: You definitely need a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. This can be a cause of symptoms and is managed in many different ways. Non surgical, surgic... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Ignore: Ideally wisdom teeth should be removed between age 15 to 19 to minimize risks of surgery.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Linea Alba: White linear horizontal line of cheeks is called "linea alba"....Latin for white line and is a result of bruxing. May also notice scalloping of later... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Probably not: Once you have developed antibodies it is usually for life. Get allergy tested to confirm.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: If it is asymptomatic and painless then nothing. A usual finding, especially in asthmatics. If there are symptoms, frequent sinusitis, or it is growin... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Provent: Although a sleep study is necessary to confirm your breathing difficulties, a surgical procedure to support your nasal passage can be performed. But... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Soft palate: Snoring is usually vibration of the soft palate. Trouble breathing could be due to obstruction at the soft palate, the base of the tongue, lower down ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: The " pillar procedure" places dacron inserts into soft palate with minimal discomfort, the laup procedure ( laser assisted uvuloplatoplasty) and uuu... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Evaluation necessary: An immediate evaluation is necessary with your ob-gyn.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Ignore: Have them removed by the age of 19. It is a safer procedure with less risk of injury to the nerve.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Ignore: Wisdom teeth that need evaluation/removal do not always hurt. Evaluate wisdom teeth at ages 15 - 19.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Ignore: Can the teeth cause problems in the future and are they near the nerve or sinus.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Maybe: Generally the wisdom teeth erupt between ages of 17 - 20 . Evaluation by an oral surgeon for signs of pathology at this time is a good idea.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Temporal Artery: Might be superficial temporal artery or vein which traverses the region of the temples.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Muscle spasm: After a blunt trauma to head or neck a spasm of the muscles of the head, neck, face and jaws is not uncommon...Especially in individuals who clench o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Probably a bruxer: Not sure if your question is ear pain for 1 year or pain in ear after wisdom tooth extraction, but ear pain or the sensation of a clogged ear is commo... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Bruxing: Bruxing at night is often the cause of morning headache. See an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or tmd specialist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Ask about training: Inquire about the doctors residency program and any post residency fellowship training. Ask what professional organizations the doctor is active in... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Drainage & antibioti: Establishing drainage of the sinus and antibiotics is the first step. Identifying a cause of the infection will permit directed therapy, whether it i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
The runs: A little bit of mo..Nothing. A shot or two, the runs usually develop...An excellent laxative.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Bruxing a possibilit: Could be due to nocturnal bruxing. See an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or tmd specialist. Start with a soft mandibular orthotic and see if it makes... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Needs evaluation: there are many types of growths that occur in the mouth. Only an examination and possible biopsy can confirm the diagnosis. See an oral surgeon.

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Mar 20, 2015
Great OMFS!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Black is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Black is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) doesn't seem to bother her. or prevent eating or drinking. but thank u
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I will follow up with a sleep study
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Thank you. I have small airway collapse while asleep. Thus cpap.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Second Place, New York - Summer
2013

Affiliations

park east oral & maxillofacial surgery PC

Publications

Munchhausens Syndrome
Is there a satisfactory alternative to the use of Opioids in the managment of surgical pain
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