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Periodontist New York City

Periodontist New York City

Dr. Jessica Schwartz Periodontist

Dr. Jessica Schwartz Periodontist

Periodontics focuses on the health and treatment of gums and bones, working to correct and prevent damage caused by gingivitis, periodontitis or other gum diseases.  Dr. Jessica Schwartz is a dental specialist in the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. We encourage you to contact us 646-525-4822 with any questions or comments you may have. We understand your unique needs and share your goal to achieve a healthy mouth and proud smile.

What is periodontal disease?

The word “periodontal” literally means “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease (also known as “gum disease”, “pyorrhea” or “periodontal infection”) is an ongoing bacterial infection in the gums and bone around your teeth. This infection leads to an inflammation under the gums. If not treated, this inflammation can destroy the bone around your teeth. This results in tooth loss. 75% of all adult tooth loss is due to periodontal infection.

More importantly, research has associated periodontal infection to several serious medical problems; including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. As ongoing research continues to define how periodontal disease is associated with these and other health problems, good oral health is essential. Periodontal health is a key component to a healthy body.

Periodontic Specialist in New York City

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Periodontal Treatment New York City

Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed). They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement and repair of dental implants.

Gum Disease New York City

Gum Disease New York City

During the first visit, the periodontist usually reviews the patient’s complete medical and dental histories. It is extremely important for the periodontist to know if any medications are being taken or if the patient is being treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy.

The periodontist examines the gums, checks to see if there is any gum line recession, assesses how the teeth fit together when biting, and checks the teeth to see if any are loose. The periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets; this helps the periodontist assess the health of the gums. X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.

Symptoms of Periodontal Infection

Periodontal infection is usually painless until it reaches an advanced stage. However, there are some symptoms which can indicate the presence of periodontal infection.

These include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding when brushing (pink toothbrush) or at other times
  • Aching, itchy, sore or tender gums
  • Receding gums (teeth beginning to look longer)
  • Bad breath

Dr. Schwartz the best Periodontist dentist in New York City Manhattan located at

225 Broadway, Suite 101
New York, NY 10007
646-525-4822

Dental Specialty Associates

Dental Specialty Associates

Endodontist New York City

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of needing a root canal, you know what an endodontist does!  Endodontics deals with diseases and disorders of the dental pulp and soft tissue. An endodontist will work to cure these problems and save your teeth. The endodontist may also be able to save a tooth which has been knocked out of your mouth. At Dental Specialty Associates our endodontists offer Diagnostic Services, root canals, tooth avulsion and toothache treatments.

Dr. Cho

Dr. Cho

Dr. Foroughi

Dr. Foroughi

Endodontist in Manhattan  – Dr. Cho and D. Foroughi

Endodontists must take an additional 2-3 years of specialized study beyond dental school, and participate in continuing education to stay current in their field.

Oral Surgeon and Maxillofacial Surgeon New York City

Dr. Norman Gold

Dr. Norman Gold

Dr. Wayne Maurer

Dr. Wayne Maurer

Commonly seen for wisdom tooth removals, an oral surgeon is a someone who specializes in surgery of the mouth and face. Among the many procedures an oral surgeon performs are removal of oral cancers, reconstructive surgery, tooth removals, repair of birth defects, placement of dental implants, surgery to alleviate TMJ symptoms and repair of facial bone fractures. At Dental Specialty Associates our oral surgeons offer wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, bone grafts,  sinus lifts and abscess removal.

Oral Surgeon of Manhattan – Dr. Wayne Maurer, Dr. Norman Gold and Dr. Dwight E. Williams

Orthodontist New York City

Orthodontists specialize in straightening teeth to improve your tooth alignment and bite. This is done mostly through the use of braces and retainers. Teeth can be straightened at any age. It is most common to do so in the early teen years, but modern innovations in braces, including clear plastic, accelerated orthodontics and Invisalign™, have made teeth straightening popular with adults. At Dental Specialty Associates our orthodontist offers restorative dentistry for children, braces, Invisalign, retainer and cleaning.

Orthodontist Manhattan – Dr. LLisenia E. Rivera

Periodontist New York City

Dr. Jessica Schwartz

Dr. Jessica Schwartz

Do you have gum disease or advanced gingivitis? A periodontist is the person to see. Periodontists specialize in diseases of the gums. Becoming a periodontist requires another 2 years of advanced study after completing dental school. At Dental Specialty Associates our periodontist offers periodontal cleanings, scaling, root canals, pocket reduction procedure, dental implants and bone grafts.

Periodontist of Manhattan – Dr. Jessica Schwartz

Our unique multi-specialty dental practice offers services in oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics and orthodontics/pedodontics, all under one roof.