I am a board-certified periodontist and an expert on dental implants. I am currently in private practice at Better Living through Dentistry. I can answer questions related to the treatment of periodontitis (gum disease), dental implants, sinus lifts, bone grafts, gum grafts, surgical exposure of teeth, and minor orthodontics.
I have been practicing periodontics and placing dental implants since 2006 on the Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY and in Forest Hills, Queens, NY at Better Living through Dentistry. I am currently an attending and Chief of Implantology at Flushing Hospital Medical Center.
American Board of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontics, American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association
Wesleyan University / Amherst College, BA; SUNY Stony Brook Dental School, DDS; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Certificate in Periodontics; New York University, 1-year program in Full-Mouth Reconstruction; Certified in Invisalign
Northeast Society of Periodontists Achievement Award
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Dear Michael, Your issue may be an endodontic problem from what you describe. Without an xray or an examination I can't say for sure, but I'm pretty sure. I would seek an endodontist for a root canal
Hi Alexis, I'm sorry to hear about your ordeal. However, it seems like you have a whole team of dentists and specialists looking at your case. Sometimes, augmenting bone does not work out the way
Dear Cynthia, Unexpected implant complications does happen in dentistry. That said, I do see why you would be frustrated. You should be familiar with the timeline that it takes to restore an implant
Your question is a tough to answer b/c I do need a picture of your smile, teeth and gums to tell you how your smile can be improved. That said, if a temporary is well made with tight, polished margins
Hi Anne, With a 8mm pocket, you should really see a periodontist for further evaluation. Your smoking is definitely a factor in your gum disease and the fact that your pocket is progressively getting
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