Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra

Dentistry
New York, NY
21 years experience male

Locations

Oasis Dental

New York, NY

Address

400 FULTON AVE STE E, New York, NY, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

Dr. Chhabra was born in India and grew up in Bombay. He moved to the US in 1986 at age 13. Dr. Chhabra attended college at California State University, Northridge where he earned a B.S. in Cell Biology and an M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology. He enjoys many outdoor activities; hiking and camping in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks, cross country skiing in Yosemite, downhill skiing, and bungee jumping. He also earned his pilots license and flew for fun. He moved to New York in 1999 for Dental School and attended NYU College of Dentistry, where he earned his DDS degree. He also completed his 1-year residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is currently practicing in Hempstead (Long Island).

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Endodontics

Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Unlikely: Sounds like root canal not yet completed. So symptoms can occur. Once root canal is completed, symptoms will likely go away. Only then can you know i... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
See specialist: My recommendation is to get an in-office evaluation with and Oral Surgeon and ENT.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
It's possible: Gastric or stomach problems can be the cause of bad breath but so can many other factors. It can be related to your gums as well. Gum disease can cau... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Infection: Don't wait till it really flares up in the middle of the night and you can't find anyone to help you. Go have it checked out. Most likely it is an inf... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Sometimes: Scaling can be painful if you have inflammation of the gums.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Easier or better: I understand that it may be easier to get the cavities taken care of later for you, but practically it is much harder to treat the cavities when brace... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: I am assuming you ave a large space between your two front teeth and there is a frenum (piece of tissue connecting your lip with your gum) which is lo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Not really: 4-5mm pockets is not good but at the same time it is treatable and can be made healthy with scaling and root planning. Sometimes p;acement of antibiot... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Gum specialist: Periodontist is a dentist with a specialty degree in treating gum disease and sometimes placement of implants when teeth cannot be saved with gum surg... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
An hour or so: It starts to take affect in about half an hour and peaks in a couple of hours. Stays around for about 4-5 hrs.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Go Immediately: If its broken and the tooth was bleeding then that may be a serious problem. Go see your dentist asap and get it treated.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Very different: A hygienist works under a dentists supervision and is allowed to clean teeth and perform deep cleanings. Hygienist goes to school for 2 years to lean ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: It is not the paste alone. It is usually also how well you clean your teeth.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Get it evaluated: You may be right. This could be an ulcer or from trauma. But the best thing is to have a professional look at it (your dentist) so that he/she can see... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: You can usually eat after most dental treatment. But the waiting time varies based on procedure. After a root canal, usually a temporary filling is pl... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes : Unfortunately, sometimes space is needed to move teeth to proper position. If space is not available then extractions are an option. Extraction prior ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Possible infection: Sometimes cavities can be large or deep and close to the nerve of the tooth. Most dentists will try to restore it with a filling first if it is still ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
GI problem: The symptoms point to some sort of GI problem, and possible bleeding. May even be related to the Ibuprophen. You must get this checked out immediatel... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Get 2: If there is space, get 2 unless there is some other contraindication. Usually I don't consider it to be a good idea to hang an extra tooth off the im... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Many reasons: Implant is a "permanent" restoration. Nothing to remove every night. Feels more like a tooth. Denture has to be removed every day which can be annoyi... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
This can happen: Pain after pulpotomy can happen. Just means the nerve is still responding to inflammation, may also be an infection. I would suggest going back to the... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Yes: Generally a topical anesthetic like anbesol helps numb the area to make it more comfortable. The ulcer heals on its own.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
See your dentist: All depends on the condition of the tooth. If the tooth can be treated then a root canal may be needed. If not then the only option may be to remove t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavanjit Chhabra
Dentistry 21 years experience
Not really: It is better to see a periodontist ( a gum specialist).
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chhabra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chhabra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! 4 days ago perio. asked me in office when he was pulling my 2 molars. I said an endo consult happened & that this week he will try a re-treat on 1 molar & the other seem...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Periodiodontal disease can happen post implant. Two separate appliances are a hassle. So, for me, implants to avoid a second appliance. at least, that is the thinking as...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Went to the ER, they gave me Vicodin to take instead. Took blood test and said not anemic so bleeding must have stopped. :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

MT SINAI HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2003

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Dental Assocation
New York State Dental Association
Nassau County Dental Society
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