Periodontics in Manhattan, NY

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a serious infection that can wreak havoc on your smile. If you do not get the appropriate care, it can destroy the gums and bone that support your teeth.

Also known as gum disease, the condition is caused by bacteria that feed on the plaque and tartar in your mouth. A study conducted by the Center for Disease Control found that almost half of all American adults over the age of 30 suffer from periodontal disease.

Periodontal Disease Detection

Dr. Gottesman, Dr. Pitman, and Dr. Bogart are expert periodontists. That means they have extensive training in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and other issues related to the gums.

We use our advanced technology and decades of experience to detect gum disease in its earliest stages so we can provide you with a customized treatment solution.

Non-Surgical Gum Disease Therapy

There are considerable advantages to choosing a highly experienced periodontist. As leaders in their field, our team members have a firm grasp on the intricacies of periodontal disease.

Our team will properly diagnose your condition and provide the appropriate treatment. We only consider surgery after all other options have been exhausted.

Surgical Gum Disease Therapy

Advanced periodontal disease can damage your gums and underlying bone to the point where it threatens your smile. For Dr. Gottesman, Dr. Pitman, and Dr. Bogart, the ultimate goal of periodontal therapy is to preserve and maintain your natural dentition whenever possible.

But if bone loss and receding gums have compromised the integrity of your natural teeth, surgical intervention might be the best way to treat your condition.

Periodontal Plastic Surgery

We offer cosmetic treatments to enhance the appearance of your gums. For example, crown lengthening and gum bleaching can make subtle or dramatic changes to the hard and soft tissues that support your teeth. Using state-of-the-art techniques, our dentists will customize your procedure to give you the smile you have been looking for.

Oral Medicine

A periodontist’s clinical diagnosis begins with a visual examination of your oral tissues. During this process, we’ll thoroughly inspect the soft tissues of your mouth, looking for signs and symptoms of specific oral pathology (abnormal cells).