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Dr. Gary Lederman

Dentistry
Bellmore, NY
40 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

314 Answers
209 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
You really can't : Toothaches can become life threatening infections. Anodynes, like anbesol might give you some relief. So might analgesics like ibuprophen. But there ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
No, it's permanent: The gum tissue will not grow back on its own. First, the cause must be determined. Once the cause is addressed, the tissue can often be regrown with t... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Infection?: You probably have an infection. Contact the dentist. You should be examined and probably placing on antibiotics and/or pain medication.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Very risky: This type of surgery is possible, but it's long term success or benefitis unclear. These are very demanding, highly invasive procedures, that are aim... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Manage, not cure: Suffering can be relieved with different products you can. Uyni a store. They all cauterize the would. Can also be done ina medical or dental office... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
May be right: Ear stuffiness is a common TMJ symptom. Tight jaw muscles pull on structures connected tothe eustachian tube. The muscles may relax on heir ow. Per... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly: Prognathism means the jaws and teeth are too forward. Chin cup puts backward force on the teeth and jaws. My TMJ patients almost universally find com... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Second opinion?: Specific advice is beyond this forum. Without knowing why the surgery is being recommended, I have no idea what is best. That said, very few of my ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Tooth trauma: All procedures cause an inflammatory reaction in the tissues being treated. Cutting a tooth causes the pulp (nerve) to be inflamed. Try Aspirin or i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Absolutely: Tmj joint compression has many effects, including tension in the ligament that opens and closes the eustachian tube. Hence, ear fullness.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not by itself: Will help short term, but as an adjunct. Ultra low frequency tens relaxes muscles and improves blood flow to muscles, bringing oxygen and washing ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Yes: Tmj is a layman's term, and refers to the joint itself. Tm dysfunction involves the joint and it's internal structures as well as external ones, the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Pressure: Water pressure in the ear canals stimulates the nerve structures in the surrounding tissues, a dn the result is ringing (tinnitus).
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
TMJ consult: 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Pretty much: There are very few instances in which invisalign will not work. It is constantly being refined and improved. Diagnosis and case planning are the mos... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
From the back: To perform the procedure, access to the diseased tissue is accomplished by making a small opening in the back of he tooth that cannot be seen. But of ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Ringing a TMD sign: Tinnitus may definitely be caused by tmd. Ear problems must be ruled out by ent. Bite correction may help, but ringing is a difficult symptom to eli... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Usually: When getting fitted for a crown, remember the tooth is usually alive. If a tooth has has a root canal, we still handle the tender gum tissue that sur... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
TMJ syndrome: Could be a craniomandibular imbalance. Back tooth pain could be due to clenching. Head posture, neck, shoulder muscles and bite are all related. Ve... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
OTC or laser: There are over the counter remedies that sometimes help. There are also prescription rinses that can help. Finally, a diode laser can be used to rel... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sleep apnea?: That is the definition of sleep apnea. It is either central or obstructive. Central apneas arise from the central nervous system - you don't try to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Last resort: If you've been properly diagnosed, what other solutions have you tried? There is CPAP of various types and mandibular advancement appliances, made by... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Avoid epinephrine: Dentistry is best done during the second trimester. The local anesthetic should be free of epinephrine. Plain Lidocaine or Mepivacaine should be use... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry 40 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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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lederman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lederman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! I have vertigo really bad. At times I walk like I am drunk.
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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
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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