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Specializes in Periodontics
400 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, NY
 

Dr. Richard Smook is a periodontist. For his professional training, Dr. Smook completed a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Smook is affiliated with NuHealth.

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Glenn S Ludwig
Specializes in Periodontics
1097 Old Country Road; Suite 206
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Glenn Ludwig works as a periodontist. Dr. Ludwig is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Harvey G Goldwasser
Specializes in Periodontics
800 Woodbury Road; Suite J
Woodbury, NY
 

Dr. Harvey Goldwasser practices periodontics (gum disease). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
678 Deer Park Avenue
Babylon, NY
 

Dr. Vasilios Mesimeris' specialty is periodontics (gum disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mesimeris is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
200 W Carver Street; Suite 6
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. William Greene practices periodontics (gum disease). For his professional training, Dr. Greene completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His clinical interests encompass dental implant surgery.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery

Specializes in Periodontics
8243 Jericho Turnpike; Suite 150
Woodbury, NY
 

Dr. Frank Palmaccio's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Periodontics
200 W Carver Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Heimann specializes in periodontics (gum disease). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Periodontics
554 Larkfield Road; Suite 201
East Northport, NY
 

Dr. Biagio Lepre's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lepre accepts.

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Specializes in Periodontics
999 Walt Whitman Road; Suite 202
Melville, NY
 

Dr. Erica Kaplan's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Kaplan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
175 Jericho Turnpike; Suite 112
Syosset, NY
 

Dr. Jo Anne Barbaruolo specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in Syosset, NY. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Barbaruolo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Periodontics
163 Half Hollow Road
Deer Park, NY
 

Specializes in Periodontics
100 Manetto Hill Road; Suite 311
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Alan Gorman's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Gorman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Periodontics
175 Jericho Turnpike; Suite 308
Syosset, NY
 

Specializes in Periodontics
678 Deer Park Avenue
Babylon, NY
 

Dr. Marichia Attalla specializes in periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Attalla takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Periodontics
1181 Old Country Road; Suite #2
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Henry Sachs specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in Plainview, NY. Dr. Sachs honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Periodontics
20 Bucknell Drive
Plainview, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Gewant specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in Plainview, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Gewant a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a dental specialty that provides care for gums and the bone that surrounds teeth. Periodontists treat gum disease, place dental implants, and treat wounds or inflammation inside the mouth.

The most common condition managed by periodontists is gum disease. Gum disease happens when plaque and bacteria build up on teeth and reach below the gumline, causing inflammation and damaging gum tissue. The body’s own immune response to gum infection may also grow severe enough to damage gums and teeth. Mild gum disease (or gingivitis) may not have any symptoms. However, if the infection is allowed to build, symptoms such as pain, bleeding, bad breath, and tooth loss may occur. Dentists can usually diagnose and treat mild gum disease. In severe cases or those with medical complications, a periodontist is more appropriate for managing the infection.

A partial list of the treatments and procedures that a periodontist may perform includes:

  • Root scaling and planing, or cleaning the lower surface of the tooth
  • Debridement, or removal of diseased gum tissue
  • Laser treatments to remove plaque and gum tissue
  • Surgery, including gum grafting or bone grafting
  • Placement of dental implants, including single teeth, crowns, and bridges
  • Maintenance and removal of dental implants

When gum infection threatens your oral health, a periodontist works to heal your gums and save your teeth.

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