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Dr. Hershkin and Dr. Merriam will take the time during this visit to educate you with regard to the normal TMJ anatomy and function as well as what has gone wrong with your joint. Your first visit is very important because this will be the foundation of our relationship with you. During this appointment, we will obtain important background information such as medical history and history of present illness. It will also give you a chance to get to know your doctor. At this appointment, your doctor will perform a detailed clinical exam and take x-rays if necessary to complete ...learn more
Your teeth affect your whole body. When they’re healthy, you’re healthier too. A missing tooth can affect your bite, speech and eating choices. As you rely more on your remaining teeth, you increase the chance they will wear out prematurely, or be damaged or lost. You may also experience headaches and/or jaw pain. Who would want their appearance and health to deteriorate? That’s the natural consequence of missing teeth – the jaw literally melts away. Generally, people will lose 25% of their supporting jawbone structure within the first year after tooth loss. Dental implants are more easily placed when teeth ...learn more
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Hershkin and Dr. Merriam can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or future potential problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. Hershkin and Dr. Merriam is trained, licensed, and highly experienced in providing various types of anesthesia for patients. ...learn more
Dr. Adam Hershkin, founder of New York Oral & Facial Surgery, is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with a concentration in advanced office-based surgery such as complex bone grafting and dental implant reconstruction, difficult wisdom tooth extraction, exposure of impacted canines for orthodontic purposes, as well as conservative treatment of TMJ disorders and oral pathology. Dr. Hershkin was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1996. It was there that Dr. Hershkin first became involved in healthcare and teaching, ...learn more
Adam T. Hershkin, DMD or Adam Merriam, DDS was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. He attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1996. It was there that Dr. Hershkin or Dr. Merriam first became involved in health care and teaching, performing medical research and teaching classes in the department of anatomy. Before graduating, Dr. Hershkin or Dr. Merriam lived in Longon for several months where he collaborated on a reasearch project in the department of anatomy at Kings College.read more about