Gruber Dental
Dentist in Parsippany, NJ, and surrounded areas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We love educating patients and will always do our best to explain dental procedures, along with their benefits and limitations, so you can make an informed choice. If you have questions, however, we encourage you to ask! We even have technology like intraoral cameras to show you exactly what we see when we look inside your mouth.

Listed below are some of the most common questions we hear from our patients. If yours is not addressed, just let us know.


We understand that getting family dentistry for everyone can place a strain on the family schedule, which is why we are open on Saturdays from 9 to 1, and we also provide evening appointments for patients who work. These evening hours are Mondays from 9 AM to 7 PM, and Tuesdays from 8:30 AM to 8 PM. 

Because we have multiple dentists, and we offer family and children’s dentistry, we can often schedule multiple family members at once. When you contact Gruber Dental, just let us know the times and days that work best for you, and we will reserve a time that works!

Postponing your routine dental exams and teeth cleanings can put your oral health at risk. Our front office team is committed to helping you fit preventive dentistry appointments into your schedule and your family budget. You are welcome to give us a call to learn more.

We also welcome children. Our Parsippany, NJ dentists are trained in children’s dentistry and your littlest family members always brighten our day. We love working with kids and helping them have a positive attitude about taking care of their teeth.

If you are searching for a family or general dentist in Parsippany, give us a call! We look forward to looking after your family’s smiles.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when it comes to your smile, it’s one of the first things people notice about you. If you don’t like the way your smile looks, it can make you feel self-conscious or shy about showing it off. 

We can help.

Our cosmetic dentists in Parsippany, NJ combine the science of dentistry with their natural artistic abilities for beautiful, natural-looking teeth. In years past, cosmetic dentistry was reserved for the famous and wealthy, but today, improving your smile is affordable and longer-lasting than ever.

Our most affordable and popular cosmetic dental treatment is teeth whitening. We offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options to bleach away yellow and brown stains.

Dental bonding can repair small chips and reshape teeth and is suitable for minor repairs and flaws.

If it’s a full smile makeover you are interested in, teeth veneers can reshape your whole smile and make it look brighter, straighter, and more uniform. You can have a few veneers to give worn teeth their length again, or you can opt for a full smile of porcelain veneers for a celebrity-style look.

Even replacing old metal restorations can have a positive impact on how your teeth look. We welcome you to contact our Parsippany dental office for more information about teeth whitening.

General Dentistry

All doctors have trained in residency programs geared toward family dentistry and are all trained in pediatric dentistry. We love seeing children and proudly offer family dentistry at our Parsippany dental office. 

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental appointment by age one? Bringing your little one early not only gives our dentists an opportunity to monitor their dental health and development, but also helps them become familiar with the dental office setting.

We will let them hold the mirror while we brush their teeth and sneak a peek at how their teeth are coming in. This is also a great time to talk to parents about healthy nutrition and to discuss habits like thumb sucking and bottle use.

We like to think of these early childhood visits as a fun and interactive way to help your child understand that brushing and flossing are important, and the dentist is fun – not scary at all.

As your child grows, we will adjust our dental appointments to include an exam, cleaning, and bitewing x-rays. We recommend fluoride treatments or sealants for kids with a higher risk of dental caries (decay).

If you are looking for children’s dentistry in Parsippany, give Gruber Dental a call. We love treating little smiles.

Your first exam is designed to not only evaluate your oral health, but also to help you get to know our team, and for us to understand your goals for your smile.

At your initial full exam, you should plan on spending about 90 minutes in our Parsippany, NJ dental office. While it may seem like a long time, it’s important to remember that we need a full picture of your oral health to provide you with the exceptional dentistry you deserve.

We will start with a full set of x-rays, photos, Spectra caries detection, VELscope oral cancer detection, periodontal charting to identify infection, a gentle, yet thorough teeth cleaning, and a comprehensive exam with your dentist. Your exam will include a tooth-by-tooth inspection to look for decay, cracks, or uneven wear patterns. We will also discuss ay sleep-related issues like TMD or sleep apnea.

At this appointment, we will discuss any future treatment or areas that require your attention.

This first exam will establish you as a patient and help us get acquainted. We want you to feel at home while you are with us. If there is anything we can do to make you more comfortable, don’t hesitate to ask.

Your physical and emotional well-being is extremely important to our Parsippany dental team. If you feel nervous, you are not alone. Our gentle and caring dentists are here to ensure that you feel completely relaxed throughout your appointment.

We offer a number of ways to help our patients relax. All invasive procedures are done under local anesthesia. 

For those with mild anxiety, our movie goggles and Netflix will help keep you distracted and entertained while we look after your oral health.

For patients who have anxiety, we can offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation. 

Nitrous oxide is a gas that you inhale through a small nose mask. It enters the system quickly and produces a relaxed sense of wellbeing. Many people prefer this mild dental sedation because once we stop administering the gas, it leaves your system quickly, and you can go about your day.

Oral sedation is a longer-lasting form of sedation that requires a full medical history to determine if the prescription medication is right for you. Oral sedation will take some time to wear off, so you will need a driver to take you home from your appointment and you should take it easy until the next morning.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, contact our Parsippany dental office to book an exam with one of our gentle dentists.

Root Canal Treatment

We recommend root canal therapy in our Parsippany dental office when a deep infection puts a tooth at risk. Rather than opting for an extraction and tooth replacement, root canal treatment can actually save your tooth and prevent the need for extraction.

Root canal treatment removes the infection, bacteria, and the soft inner part of the tooth – called the pulp. Because there is no longer a nutrition supply to the tooth, it can become brittle over time. A dental crown reinforces the tooth and provides strength for weakened teeth. A dental crown completely covers the tooth like a little helmet and absorbs much of the force caused by chewing.

Many people fear root canal treatment, but there is no reason to. Typically when an infection is present, it starts with pain and swelling. Root canal therapy relieves this pain. While it’s common to have some sensitivity for a couple of days, you will likely feel much improved after your procedure.

In some cases, we will seal the tooth with a filling, but when a root canal is on a back tooth, a crown may be the superior option. If you have questions about root canals or dental crowns, contact our Parsippany, NJ dental office to arrange an appointment. We are always happy to help.

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Congratulations Again Dr. Michael Gruber! 

Dr. Michael Gruber once again has been chosen by his peers in 2022 as a "Top Dentist" in the annual New Jersey Monthly Magazine poll. For the past 15 consecutive years, he is only one of two General Dentists in the entire State of New Jersey to achieve this accomplishment!