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Richard M Weledniger
Specializes in Periodontics, General Dentistry
931 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY
 

Dr. Richard Weledniger specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and general dentistry and practices in Melville, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weledniger is professionally affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Periodontics
400 South Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, NY
 

Dr. Richard Smook is a periodontist. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth. For his residency, Dr. Smook trained at Nassau University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Smook average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smook honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. William Greene works as a periodontist. He is especially interested in dental implant surgery. Dr. Greene trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery

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

Dr. Frank Palmaccio's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Palmaccio is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Glenn Ludwig's area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Biagio Lepre specializes in periodontics (gum disease) and practices in East Northport, NY. He takes 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 308
Syosset, NY
 

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

Dr. Henry Sachs is a periodontist. Dr. Sachs honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Harvey Goldwasser practices periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Goldwasser honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Periodontics
999 Walt Whitman Road; Suite 302
Melville, NY
 

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

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Specializes in Periodontics
200 W Carver Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Heimann's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Periodontics
678 Deer Park Avenue
Babylon, NY
 

Dr. Vasilios Mesimeris' area of specialization is periodontics (gum disease). Dr. Mesimeris's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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
999 Walt Whitman Road; Suite 202
Melville, NY
 

Dr. Erica Kaplan's specialty is periodontics (gum disease). She is an in-network provider for 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 112
Syosset, NY
 

Dr. Jo Anne Barbaruolo practices periodontics (gum disease) in Syosset, NY. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barbaruolo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. Alan Gorman specializes in periodontics (gum disease). He is in-network for 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.