expect at your first visit
your first visit, your we will review your complete medical and
dental history with you. It's extremely important for us to know
if you are taking any medications or are being treated for any condition
that can affect your periodontal care. You will be given a complete
oral and periodontal exam. The periodontal exam will measure your
gums, check to see if there is any gum line recession, assess how
your teeth fit together when you bite and check your teeth to see
if any are loose. Radiographs (x-rays) may be taken to show the
bone levels between your teeth to check for possible bone loss.
Your clinical evaluation will include:
Oral cancer examination
Examination of your teeth, gum tissues and bite
Periodontal probing (gum Measurements)
Radiographs as necessary
In addition, Dr. Weinstein will contact your dentist to discuss
your situation. Once all the information is collected, will advise
you as to your periodontal condition and recommend the best therapy
for your individual condition.
For your protection and ours, our office follows a stringent
sterilization protocol. Our procedures meet and/or exceed federal
regulations for health care providers. All instruments used in your
mouth are either disposable or are scrubbed, ultrasonically cleaned
and then autoclaved ensure sterility. Every piece of equipment is
wiped-down with disinfectant in every operatory prior to each patient
We use barrier techniques such as disposable masks and gloves, changing
them between every patient.
Our financial policy is payment of fees on the day
of service. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, and
American Express Cards. Payment options and plans are available
for those patients with advanced treatment needs. For our patients
with dental insurance, our staff will handle filling out forms for
both payment and pre-determination of benefits to secure maximum
Dr. Ephraim Weinstein and Dr. David Weinstein are members
Academy of Periodontology
- North East
Society of Periodontists
Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Alpha Omega
Ephraim Weinstein has lectured and written numerous articles on
periodontal disease. He is a former clinical professor in the Department
of Periodontics at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral
Surgery for more than 30 years.
David Weinstein is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of
Implant Dentistry at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral
Surgery. He supervises and instructs the graduate students on Bone
Augmentation and Dental Implant Surgery.
Ephraim Weinstein received his doctorate in Dental Medicine from
the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After
a one-year residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the New York
Hospital, he received his specialty training and certification to
practice the specialty of Periodontics from Boston University and
the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. David Weinstein received his doctorate in Dental Medicine from
the University of Pennsylvania and completed a general practice
residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Dr. Weinstein
was awarded a certificate to specialize in the practice of Periodontics
from Columbia University.
Dr. David Weinstein lectures both locally and nationally on topics
related to both Periodontics and Dental Implants. His Quarterly
Newsletter contains up-to-date news and information regarding Periodontics
and Dental Implants.
help you understand why the treatment might be needed, and how your
teeth can be saved, our Patient Education Center will answer some
of the most frequently asked questions about periodontal therapy.
are you being referred to a Periodontist?
dentist has determined that your gums require special care, and
has referred you to a periodontist. Periodontists are dentists who
specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gum disease.
By suggesting that you see a periodontist, your dentist is showing
a strong commitment to ideal dental care.
is Periodontal Disease?
disease are bacterial gum infections that destroy the attachment
fibers and supporting bone that holds your teeth in your mouth.
The main cause of this disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless
film that forms on your teeth. In this plaque are toxins that can
destroy the bone and lead to the formation of "pockets"
or spaces between your teeth and gums. As the disease progresses,
these pockets deepen, bone is destroyed and the teeth become loose.
the signs of Periodontal Disease?
most comon signs of periodntal disease are:
gums during brushing
- Red, swollen
or tender gums
- Gums that
have pulld away from the teeth
- Loose or
in your bite
you may have peridontal disease and not experience any pain. Most
people with periodntal diease don't have any pain.
factors that contribute to periodnotal disease is:
and Tobacco use
is a Periodontist?
Periodontists have had three years of extensive advanced training
in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of periodontal disease,
in addition to dental school. As specialists, they devote their
time, energy and skill to helping people who need periodontal therapy.
Periodontics is one of the eight specialties recognized by the American
Do We Treat Peiodontal Disease:
Once your periodontal health has been evaluated, we will work with
you to determine the best options to control the disease process
and bring you back to health.
Depending on how far the disease has progressed, treatment can vary
widely. If caught in the early stages, simple procedure are done
that will remove the plaque and calculus from below the gumline
and eliminate the infection-causing bacteria. If these disease have
advanced to the point where the periodontal pockets are deep and
the supporting bone is lost, further treatment may be necessary.
Whatever the treatment, Dr. Weinstein offers a variety of current
non-surgical and surgical methods of treating periodontal disease
including antibiotic therapy and regneration..
and Root Planing
- Direct Delivery
- Bone Grafting/Tissue
- Gum Grafting
- Root Coverage
- Crown Lengthening
Periodontal Care (Periodontal Maintenance)
- Dental Implants