131 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 2A, Florham Park, NJ 07932
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The Six Step All-on-4 Tooth Replacement Process

November 15, 2017

All-on-4 denture modelIf you’ve never heard of All-on-4 implant dentures, you’re in good company. This innovative treatment option is still relatively new, but if you need of advanced tooth replacement, All-on-4 may be your best option. In six simple steps, All-on-4 allows a skilled dentist to replace an entire arch of missing teeth.
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When to Replace a Filling?

July 28, 2017

woman with toothache needs a new dental fillingWhile the Florham Park dental office of John A. Carollo, DMD offers high quality restorations, nothing lasts forever – and that, unfortunately, includes dental fillings. Daily wear and tear take their toll on your fillings, but we can repair and replace these restorations. Every person and every restoration are different, but a properly placed filling crafted from high quality materials can last for decades. We will check your fillings for signs of potential damage at each of your six month checkups. Keeping these regular appointments is the best way to find out if a filling needs to be replaced. You can also keep reading to find out some of the early indicators of a need for filling replacement, and don’t hesitate to contact us anytime for more information or to schedule an appointment.
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Dentist in Florham Park Emphasizes Regular Cleanings

November 13, 2015

dentist florham parkEvery good dentist knows the most important aspect in oral health care is preventing problems before they start. That’s why Dr. Carollo, your dentist in Florham Park, emphasizes preventive dentistry for smiles of all sizes. Keep reading to learn more about how we take excellent care of your teeth with crucial dental services like cleanings, checkups, x-rays and more.

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A Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign Dentist Florham Park?

October 6, 2015

woman straightening her smile with alignment tray from her Invisalign dentist florham park prefersIf you’ve got gapped, crowded or otherwise crooked teeth, you’ve probably been thinking about getting them fixed for awhile. And now you’re reading this blog post — that’s proof you’re ready to do something about those misaligned teeth. But what’s the best option for getting a straighter smile? The thought of metal brackets and wires sends most adults into a nervous panic, but there are other options — like invisible braces with Invisalign in Florham Park.
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Veneers Florham Park Residents Trust to Create a Perfect Smile

September 15, 2015

Woman with a beautiful smile thanks to the veneers florham park residents loveStains, chips, unevenness–on one tooth or many, imperfections are noticeable to others and embarrassing to you. Short of refinishing with porcelain crowns or lengthy orthodontic treatment, what’s your solution? It could be Florham park porcelain veneers.
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Morris County dentist, John A.Carollo DMD, Treats Sleep Apnea for Better Health and Restful Sleep

July 24, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-179694718Do you or your spouse snore loudly at night? Do you even stop breathing for short periods of time throughout the night? If so, consider consulting an expert sleep apnea dentist in Morris County– John A. Carollo DMD.

Sleep apnea occurs when an individual stops breathing because the brain does not receive the signal to continue or when the soft palate relaxes and blocks the airway. Often, obstructive and central apnea combine in a condition called complex sleep apnea.. (more…)

Take Care of Sleep Apnea Before It Ruins Another Night

June 18, 2015

Don't let sleep apnea ruin your nights.

Sleep apnea is a lot more common than you may realize. What used to be classified as excessive snoring, sleep apnea has come to the surface a bit more. Our Florham Park, NJ office specializes in sleep apnea cases and we want you to know that it may be happening and you don’t even realize it yet. Whether it’s you or someone else that suffers from it, the disease can be awful for patients and their partners. Getting a full night’s worth of sleep is necessary for your health. It can affect all aspects of your life away from your bedroom. If you’re not getting the proper amount of sleep, it can carry over into your work life and put your job on the line. It can also penetrate into your social life as you may not be so inclined to meet friends out after work and instead opt for an early bedtime. We don’t want you suffering from this disease any longer. It’s time to take back your nights and give yourself the sleep you deserve.
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Dental Implants from Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ

May 15, 2015

480753457While advances in technology have diminished the numbers, many people are still living with missing teeth. Traditional tooth replacements like crowns for single teeth or dentures for all upper or lower teeth have some drawbacks like difficulty cleaning and the inability to eat your favorite foods. Dental implants function more like your natural teeth. Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ, offers three types of dental implants: single tooth, All-On-4™, and Zygomatic implants. All three options offer the same unique benefit: osseointegration.

Osseointegration is what makes dental implants unique. It is the first of three steps in the implant process. Dental implants function more naturally because they are built from the roots up. Dr. Carollo will create new dental roots that anchor to the jaw bone. (more…)

Teeth Whitening from Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ

April 15, 2015

78768689Think of spring cleaning and what comes to mind? Washing the windows, cleaning the gutters, organizing the garage, trimming the trees, whitening your teeth. What? What was that last one? Yep. There’s no better time that spring to whiten your teeth. And there’s no better dentist to trust with your teeth whitening than Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ.

As we age, our teeth succumb to staining and discoloration. This can have a number of different causes including:

  • Your favorite foods and drinks, such as strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, coffee, cola and red wine
  • Certain antibiotics, such as tetracycline
  • Tobacco use
  • Teeth grinding, which can lead to micro-cracks that hide stains
  • Falls and other injuries that cause teeth to crack, which collect staining debris
  • The unavoidable aging process

Teeth Whitening to the Rescue

While there are a number of over-the-counter options for teeth whitening, none can compare to the results you’ll see with treatment in your dentist’s office. Dr. Carollo uses Opalescence®, which contains either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to penetrate your teeth’s outer layer—the enamel—to reach and bleach the discolored molecules inside your tooth’s middle layer, the dentin. With Opalescence, you can choose to whiten your teeth in our office or in the comfort of your own home.

Opalescence Boost is the in-office variety and contains a 40 percent hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel that whitens teeth in about one hour. Your smile will be several shades brighter after just one treatment. On the other hand, if you can’t spare the time for an in-office appointment and would rather whiten your teeth at home, then we can give you Opalescence PF. This take-home whitening kit comes with professional grade gel and custom-made trays. Simply fill the trays with gel and wear them according to Dr. Carollo’s instructions.

Schedule an Appointment Today

To make teeth whitening part of your spring cleaning, call the office of Dr. Carollo today. We serve patients in Florham Park, NJ, as well as the surrounding communities of Milburn, Morristown, Livingston and other communities in Northern New Jersey.

Root Canal Therapy from Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ

March 15, 2015

480377293Root canal. Unfortunately, a bad reputation precedes it, and that’s just not fair! Thanks to advancements in dental procedures and the administration of dental anesthesia, root canal therapy is not painful. Moreover, a root canal can help you save a tooth rather than go the route of extraction. Dr. John Carollo in Florham Park, NJ, expertly and gently performs root canal therapy, so you can focus on life and not your aching tooth.

One of the primary indications of the need for a root canal is a toothache. A toothache typically occurs when a tooth becomes infected. To understand how this can happen, let’s first look at the structure of a tooth. Enamel is the protective, outer surface of a tooth. The next layer is dentin, which is softer and more sensitive. At the core of each tooth is dental pulp. With nerve and lymph tissue as well as blood vessels, the pulp is the tooth’s lifeline. If the pulp becomes infected, whether because of severe decay or traumatic injury, then the tooth begins to die. Allowed to progress, this infection can spread to the gums, jawbone and even further.

Root Canal to the Rescue

With a root canal, Dr. Carollo can arrest the infection, eliminate the pain and save the tooth. And the procedure is actually rather straightforward. Once you are comfortable and the tooth and surrounding tissue are adequately anesthetized, Dr. Carollo accesses the pulp to clear the infection and any accompanying debris. The pulp chamber is then filled with an anti-bacterial, biocompatible material and then sealed. After a few weeks when Dr. Carollo is certain that you’ve healed well, he will likely want to place a permanent crown on the tooth to restore its appearance and normal function. Until then, you’ll wear a temporary crown to protect the tooth after root canal therapy.

Call Our Office Today

If you suspect that you may have an infected tooth, then call the office of Dr. Carollo to schedule an appointment for root canal therapy. We serve patients in Florham Park, NJ, as well as the surrounding communities of Milburn, Morristown, Livingston and other communities in Northern New Jersey.

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