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Dr. Gary Herskovits

Dentistry
Brooklyn , NY
41 years experience

Locations

Gary Heskovits DDS , Gentle Dental care, BrooklynSmile

Brooklyn , NY

Address

9412 4th ave , Brooklyn , NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 12pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

CNA Ins

Cigna

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Oxford Health Plans

Tricare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

BrooklynSmile.com

Brooklyn , NY

About

Bio

Dr. Gary Herskovits Dr. Herskovits has 32 years of experience in the dental field as well as more than 1500 hours of continuing education credits (a rare achievement.) He graduated from the New York University Dental College in 1981. Since then, he has lectured and taught dentists.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
See dds: If you close your teeth together and it hurts , a simple procedure will relieve your pain. If its a recent root canal , give it some time to quiet ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Yes: Most drug stores carry this or they order it for you.
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
See a dds: There should not be bleeding unless there is food impacted in the area, you are brushing to hard, or the implant is failing. See your dds as soon as p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Yes: However the longer you wait the more treatment you will need later. Try to get a bone graft a\t same visit then wait three months for the implant the... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Yes: If the bone was good , you can get an immedite abutment and temporary tooth. After three months a porcelain tooth will be made as the final restoratio... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
See dds: See your dentist. Pain from cavities is different from wisdom teeth. However you should not self diagnose the problem. Just see a dds.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
18: 18 generally. Your dentist can answer that better with a six month check up to see if the teeth are going to be impacted.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
See your dds: You may have pockets, food impaction, , wisdom tooth problem , various items can be wrong, see you r dentist, get an x-ray and treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Healthy + implants y: If you are healthy you are a candidate. If you need bone , get a bone graft you will love your implants, and throw away your denture. Or get a dentu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Not a must: Sedation s for fearful people. Or for people not wanting to hear, or feel the slightest pressure in their mouth. Sedation may help the dentist treat y... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
6-8 weeks: Six to eight weeks , have your periodontist a see you at 2 weeks post surgery and then 6-8 weeks later.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
No max: We have patients in their nineties with all their teeth and very healthy.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
When happened.: Hole before root canal ? From cavity hole after, temporary filling fell out, you need a core placed and a crown.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Stimudents: Or see your dentist and hygienist to show you proper flossing. You may be digging the floss to deep into your gums.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
See dds: See your dentist who took it out, warm salt water flushes is always a good idea./.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Yes: We feel its a good idea. We prescribe antibiotics before and after the procedure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
White , gold , silve: White fillings called composite, amalgam or silver, gold , or ceramic ( porcelain).
A member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Yes you can wait : You can wait if there is no swelling , pain, or if the infection around the root tip is not near a nerve or sinus. However only your dentist can evalu... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Gum shrinks: You probably had the gum shrink around the teeth next to the space. Thereby the root surface is exposed making the teeth around the space sensitive. T... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
YES MANY: Wisdom teeth, seeing fractures, before implant surgery, TMJ etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Yes: Cavity is dark spot on the tooth. A need for root canal is also a dark area that is much larger , it is so large that it enters or touches the cente... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Yes: If you had novocaine ( local anesthetic) then yes , if you were sedated then no.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Feels ggod: You will be numb , so its comfortable, sometimes you may have discomfort.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
10 days: You need to have socket paste placed by your dentist to heal faster and properly , while he monitors it.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Theres no hair there: What do you mean, hair at the base of crown, there is no hair there ? If you mean gum tissue . Just keep it clean. Gum recedes from food which is an ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
See a dds: A piece of tooth could have remained, a piece of bone could be coming up to the surface. Why wait ? Have it looked at.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
One hour: Today implants are like placing a filling, they are easier and less traumatic then , most extractions. Go back to work same day. ..
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
???: 5mm pocket can be cleared up with a scaling and home care. I would not suggest flap surgery at this point.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Dont be nervous: Its a common procedure see an oral surgeon, a specialist and if needed ask for nitrous oxide ( laughing gas) or sedation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Yes: No problem , use gentle pressure. Best of all wait until it integrates and a tooth is placed on the implant.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
If needed: Only if it is needed will you need it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
See dds: Your not getting to the source of the problem, maybe you have sjogrens disease, ( dry mouth).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Warm salt water: Warm salt water, pain medication, call your dentist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Breakage.: Do your teeth break on simple foods ?
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Wont help: Whitening will not erase scarred teeth. See you dentist for help.
A 92-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Food caught in teeth: Not cleaning your teeth well enough or often enough.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Soft: Soft, not spicy, no alcohol, nothing acidic ( orange juice etc.). Bland foods. Soft etc..
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Schooling: College then, 4 years dental school, then internship.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Anything without alc: Anything without alcohol, if you gum bleeding, you need a Chlorhexidine rinse from your dentist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
No: After receiving some anesthetic ( like going a filling). There should be no pain, maybe some discomfort. Many times you can the implant removed , area... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Ask dds: Your dentist can examine your mouth and the opposing teeth to determine which kind of crown is best for you.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Food : Food attached to teeth, acid released breaking down enamel=cavity.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Opens canal: The dentist widens the canal and cleans it, the widening allows a better fit for the root canal filling material.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Depends: Not generally, however every situation is different. If your dentist feels extra bone would benefit you then have it done.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Saliva glands: See an oral surgeon, possibly hospital based who specializes in glands. If you are in new york or want to a specialist call the oral surgery departme... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Varies: Front teeth genera;;y only need a filling if most of your tooth is intact. Back teeth should get a crown for full protection. See your dentist for wha... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
True: However if add bone bone area the gum will attach to that.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
41 years experience
Dont worry: If you do not have yet yet you will not get it, dont smoke< no alcohol.

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Mar 25, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Herskovits is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Herskovits is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

NYU dental College
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Numerous awards, Television and Radio interviews world wide, 1500 hours of continuing education credits
Top Dentist, Third Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

firfst district, second district dental societies, cosmetic dental association. Dental Implant association
Endodontic association, Oral and Maxillofacial association, America academy of periodontists
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