Dr. Gary Lederman

Dentistry
Bellmore, NY
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bellmore, NY

Address

100 Centre Avenue, Bellmore, NY
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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About

Bio

I passionately create beautiful, healthy smiles that last. I influence medical well-being as it relates to the mouth by managing inter-related bite problems, TMJ, sleep apnea, and migraine headaches in an integrated, technologically advanced approach, using computers in both diagnosis and treatment

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.

Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Orthodontics

Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

243 Answers
164 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Very common: Obstructive sleep apnea is quite common.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
No: During surgery, the anesthesiologist supports your airway, either with mask ventilation or intubation. Essentially, the doctor is your cpap, and brea... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
NSAIDs: My first choice is high doses of drugs like ibuprofen, generally called nsaids. Narcotics can be helpful, but have some negatives. One great approac... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not alone: If by manipulations you are referring to chiropractic care, remember that without simultaneously supporting the new jaw position that results from an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Many ways: Treatment ranges from palliative care to surgical procedures, and everrything in between. Muscle relaxants are often p, described, many different typ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Absolutely: There are many potential causes of pediatric migraines. The could be due to bite problems, but medical consult is the starting point to manage their c... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not directly: Likely a condition already established that could be triggerd by anything, including a procedure. Or just touching your face. There are specific bit... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Special dentist: Find a neuromuscular dentist. Migraines often have their origin in a bad bite, with resultant muscle fatigue and spasm. The bite affects posture, ja... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: There are manly types of migraines. Cluster headaches, ocular migraines are two. There are temporal migraines. Migraines can be caused from distant... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Hypertension: Could also be high blood pressure as well as tmd as well as other medical conditions. Suggest see your md.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: Women are far more likely to experience migraine headaches than men. They can be associated with menstruation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: Bite plates can be very helpful. They must be properly designed and adjusted to a neuromuscularly balanced and physiologic position. They are both d... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Special dentist: Find a neuromuscular dentist. Migraines often have their origin in a bad bite, with resultant muscle fatigue and spasm. The bite affects posture, ja... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Office whitening: Teeth can be chemically whitened after they are professionally cleaned. First, a dental cleaning is essential prior to whitening. Over the counter sy... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes, short term: Pt is a great adjunct to treatment that relaxes muscles. The problem is that a failure to correct the bite to support that muscle relaxation allows t... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Related symptoms: Ringing ears, or tinnitus, are a sign of a TMJ problem. There is a high correlation between the incidence of tmdisorders and the development of obstru... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sleep apnea, TMD?: Many of the things you describe can be linked to an imbalance of the hpa axis. This involves the body's central control mechanism of the hypothalamus... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Comfort first: First, complete and detailed diagnosis. Then, resolve symptoms with an orthosis, a type of bite appliance. Then, orthodontics, reconstruction or to... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Related: Orthodontics atually moves teeth not in an ideal position. Properly done, it can improve appearance and function. Veneers make the teeth appear to h... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not sure: Coyld be an extra tooth. Could also be a split or dual crown, and is called gemination. It is a twin crown with a single root. The diagnosis is made b... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Wrong guard: There are many types of guards. And the right device needs to be properly fitted and adjusted. Just because you've. It improved, does not mean the d... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Bleeding first: First, control bleeding. Ice, pressure, pinch nose. Md to rule out fracture? If teeth are not loose or sensitive, and there is no bleeding in the mo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
A few minutes: New technology allows us to record impression without trays and the gooey material....No gagging. Cameras record the teeth and are used to mill a sol... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
See a dentist: You've developed a TMJ problem that will worsen over time. Do not try to manage this with home or store bought remedies. They are unpredictable and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
ULF-TENS & orthosis: I use ultra low frequency tens to relax the muscles of the face prior to taking a bite for TMJ treatment appliances. It is different than the type of... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Bone quality: Bone quality can be measured with a ct-scan that looks at the shape of the bone as well as density. It varies by region of the mouth, as well as infl... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
What you like: Some people have preferences. Use what you like. Pronamel is great for sensitive teeth, toe hrs for whitening. Some prefer gingivitis formulas, som... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not zirconia: Zirconia is strong, but not esthetic, so it is often cut back and layered with feldspathic porcelain. Then you lose the strength you were seeking. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
See a dentist: Migraine headaches have a muscular component to the pain. There is often no neurological issues. A bad bite can cause muscle pain in the muscles of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: You can break porcelain in the same way that you can break a tooth. While we have very strong ceramics today, excess force must be dissipated in some... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Generally, yes: General medical health must be evaluated, and regimen takes issues into consideration. Training, health condition play arole, but yes, it is safe.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: Septocaine onset is rapid, Lidocaine last longer but takes longer to act. Nitrous causes relaxation, so makes anesthetics work better. Good approach... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Can't agree: There may be ways to widen and expand the arches non-surgically. Find someone trained in neuromuscular orthodontics and functional orthodontics.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Many causes: Grinding may be a sign of sleep apnea. Numerous medications cause grinding (bruxism). So do bite and posture problems. Night guards do not address t... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Dark and quiet: No lights, no smart phones, no tv, no stimulants. Establish a routine and follow it. Avoid napping before bedtime. No late exercise? Just a few th... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Needs attention: It can be quite uncomfortable. You can develop horrible migraine headaches and suffer needlessly. Eventually, you can develop problems in the joints... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Bite problem: A bad bite. Can cause all of these symptoms as well as tooth grinding or clenching. It is not enough to say they're caused by grinding. The bigger ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Get a biopsy.....NOW: Leukoplakia, or white patch, is a change in color from the normally pink tissues seen in the mouth. Sometimes caused by mechanical irritations, they ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sugar and CO2: Sugar causes decayn elevated blood glucose an the whole chain of metabolic dysregulation. Then there's the change in body ph associated with carbonat... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Perhaps: To the degree that smoke irritates mucosa, the resulting inflammation can increase airway resistance. Upper airway resistance can be a precursor to a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Check your bite: Believe it or not, many migraines are the result of bite problems. I would certainly see a neurologist to rule out other causes. That said, tmd is t... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Could be: Anxiety is a plausible explanation. There are so many other possibilities that are beyond the scope of this forum.. Best bet is to continue searchin... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sort of: The two are certainly related. With apnea, you stop, breathing and there are alterations in your sleep, patterns and cycles. The apnea leads to micr... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Blocked eruption: Actually, a tooth can be considered to be impacted if it has normal exposure out of bone, but is covered partly, or, completely by soft gum tissue.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: If well made out of a durable material, should be fine. If becomes sensitive, gums are irritated, food is trapping, or it gets loose, call the dentist... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
They are related: Fm, TMJ & osa are related. Tmj (bite) problems impairs physiology and acirvates the hypothalamic-adrenal-pituitary (hpa) axis, a main regulatory syst... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Likely no, but don't: You should be ok, but they could cross react. They act on similar groups of bacteria, so i would take one or the other, not both. It's like wearing ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Absolutely: Tmj is one aspect of a general group of craniomandibular disorders. Postural changes that can influence each other from the top of your head to the b... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not much: There are effective techniques that do not use the laser or light, and yield fantastic results! in my experience, they add to the likelihood of post ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Many ways: Clicking and popping joints indicate the displacement of the articular disc of the jaw joint, and the looseness of the associated structures. Pain ca... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lederman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lederman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! I have vertigo really bad. At times I walk like I am drunk.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Perio said tooth fine. Gen. DDS goofed. Canine part of bridge. Bye!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! How do you cure hearing problem from TMG

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor
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Affiliations

ADA, AGD,AACD,LVI, Occlusion Connections, DOCS
Member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry
Certified instructor - Alleman Deliperi Centers for Biomimetic Dentistry
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