Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an inflammatory disease initiated by bacteria that can destroy the gums and bone that support the teeth. The most recent 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.  In its severe form, periodontitis affects 10-15% of adults.  As a thin, clear film of plaque accumulates on your teeth and gums each day, it provides a protective environment in which bacteria are allowed to thrive encouraging a destructive inflammatory process.

Periodontal Disease Detection

For the sake of your dental and overall health, periodontal disease must be diagnosed and treated by a board certified periodontist. A whopping 47% of the American adult population suffers from periodontal disease, but early detection and treatment can prevent possible complications. Although it is a disease that is typically characterized by inflammation (bleeding, swelling, pain), there are many times when periodontal disease can advance swiftly and silently without your knowledge. Fortunately, Dr. Karabin and Dr. Gottesman utilize advanced technology and years of expertise to catch periodontal disease in the earliest stages and provide

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Non-Surgical Periodontal Disease Therapy

There are considerable advantages to choosing periodontal specialists whose range of expertise is as vast as Drs. Karabin and Gottesman. As leaders in the field of periodontology, our doctors and staff have a firm grasp on the intricacies of the periodontal disease process. This knowledge and confidence enables our team to properly diagnose your condition and provide the appropriate treatment.

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Surgical Periodontal Disease Therapy

Severe or advanced periodontal disease can damage the gums and the underlying bone to such a degree that a proper state of health cannot be maintained. For Dr. Karabin and Dr. Gottesman, the ultimate goal of periodontal therapy is to preserve and maintain your natural dentition whenever possible. When bone loss and receding gums have compromised the integrity of your natural teeth, surgical intervention is the best way to overcome the destruction that has been caused by periodontal disease.

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Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Crown Lengthening

With aesthetic periodontal therapy, including crown lengthening, we can make subtle or dramatic changes to the hard and soft tissues that support your teeth. Using state-of-the-art techniques and qualified by decades of experience, both Dr. Karabin and Dr. Gottesman, can customize each procedure to meet your unique needs

Gum Grafting

Sometimes, the difference between an average smile and an extraordinary smile is dependent upon more than just your teeth. The health and position of your gums, the underlying bone, and even your lips can influence the attractiveness of your smile.

Gum Bleaching (Gingival De-Pigmentation)

We generally associate healthy gums with a natural pinkish hue, but some patients have darker gums due to increased production of melanin—the same substance responsible for your skin color, moles and freckles—in the soft tissues of the mouth.

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Oral Medicine

The foundation of a dental specialist’s clinical diagnosis begins with the visual examination of the oral tissues. During this process, Dr. Karabin and Dr. Gottesman will thoroughly inspect the soft tissues of your mouth, looking for signs and symptoms of specific oral pathology (abnormal cells). Some oral pathology may appear as painful non-healing sores or ulcers; thickenings or lumps; or red or white patches.

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