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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

Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Surgery last resort: Ask the question - why is the disc displaced anteriorly? It could be over-closure. There may not be enough space for it to rest where it should be. ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Can be helpful: Several approaches - if isolated and occasional, anti-inflammatory meds could do the trick. NM dentistry is very effective at relaxing muscles. Som... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Get help for TMJ: Believe it or not, ear congestion can be caused by a bad bite! When the jaw closes in the wrong position, many structures, including nerves and ligam... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: Muscle tension and neurological signs go hand in glove. Tooth clenching may also play a role, especially if teeth are sore or sensitive. Pain can be ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Individual: Some are flat, some have steep inclines. Anatomy must be in harmony with tooth anatomy and position and function. More important is the health and i... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
See a dentist for TM: The position of the atlas and axis are affected by your bite - and vice versa. The chiro realigns, but putting your teeth together, drives them out ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Did dentist look at: Chances are you will be just fine. It is probably not as bad as you perceive. The DA could have hurt you but the area could have been this way before... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Try an orthosis: Many, if not most, people with your symptoms can be helped without surgery. Often, the looseness in the joint structures is caused by jaw position an... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: Anything is possible. Invisalign and conventional ortho can be done to enhance alignment of front teeth. That said, such an approach fails to addres... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
MAD: First, proper diagnosis to separate apnea vs. Snoring. Either way, a mandibular advancement device (mad) can be fitted to reduce or eliminate snorin... 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Begin with diagnosis: First, you need a more specific diagnosis. Are your symptoms related to the muscles or joints themselves? Are you dizzy, having headaches, or joints... 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Could be: Tmj can have many associated musculoskeletal signs and symptoms. Posture is affected. Tingling fingers could be related to tmd. Correct diagnosis i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Several options: Post op jaw pain has many possible causes. It could be nerve (pulp) inflammation and pain, TMJ pain, the result of opening excessively, especially if... 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 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Perhaps: Managing TMJ issues is a two phase process. Step one is relieve your pain. Sometimes with medications, acupuncture biofeedback. Or a dental mouth ap... 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
See provider: Could be the appliance, or exacerbation or revealing an underlying tmd issue. Why ortho now? Younmay need to stop, ortho now, relieve the symptoms, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Get evaluation: There are alternatives to flat plane splints, & to orthodontists. Many dds are trained in managing tmdisorders. I first find a position where the ja... 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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Be careful: That combination is a common protocol for oral, conscious sedation. It is essential that these drugs be administered by the dentist with careful moni... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Absolutely: Compression in the region of the jaw joint on adjacent structures can cause vertigo. It is all part of the cranial nerve system. Of course, it is no... Read More
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sleep MD or DDS: Sleep testing for osa can be done either in a sleep center or at home. There are sleep medicine specialists, also called sleep physicians. Valid hom... 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 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 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 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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Special care: I suggest evaluation by someone with a special interest in tmj. Consider neuromuscular dentistry. The focus is to stabilize the lower jaw position w... 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: A bite appliance that allows the disc to be recaptured and maintained in the correct position will allow for pain reduction, for the muscles to relax ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Check credentials: I have seen outstanding orthodontic results that have been performed by general dentists, and disastrous outcomes at the hand of specialists. Proper ... 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Infection?: You probably have an infection. Contact the dentist. You should be examined and probably placing on antibiotics and/or pain medication.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Prosthodontics: Inay and onlays are restorative dentistry. They are done by general dentists and prosthodontists. In addition, they can be fabricated in a lab or by ... 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 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 42 years experience
Vertigo: You are describing vertigo. There are many causes. Metabolic issues (like blood sugar), orhtostatic hypotension (low BP as you stand) visual problem... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lederman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lederman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Your answer was very helpful, thanks! I have vertigo really bad. At times I walk like I am drunk.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Perio said tooth fine. Gen. DDS goofed. Canine part of bridge. Bye!
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap ClubMD

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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