Periodontists Serving Hillcrest, NY
Hudson Valley Periodontics & Implantology is proud to provide top quality periodontal services to patients in Hillcrest, NY, including dental implants, bone grafting, gum grafting, and tooth extractions. Our office is conveniently located in Bardonia, a short drive from Hillcrest, NY.
Call us today to schedule your appointment!
Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontics in Hillcrest, NY
What does a periodontist do?
Periodontists are dental specialists who focus on diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and other conditions that affect the supporting structures of the teeth. Periodontists also specialize in placing dental implants.
What type of procedures does a periodontist perform?
At Hudson Valley Periodontics & Implantology, we provide patients from Hillcrest scaling and root planing, laser gum therapy, and periodontal maintenance programs for gum disease. We also offer a wide range of periodontal procedures to restore the health and appearance of your gums and jaw, including bone grafting, gum grafting, bone regeneration, and crown lengthening. We provide tooth extractions with ridge preservation, and our doctors can replace your extracted tooth with dental implants.
What is the difference between a dentist and a periodontist?
Just like your general dentist, your periodontist earned a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited dental school. The difference is that upon graduation, a periodontist goes on to receive two to three additional years of training and education so they can specialize in treating gums and placing dental implants.
Is a periodontist covered by insurance?
If you require medically necessary periodontal treatment, it is likely covered by your insurance, but this isn’t always the case. We recommend calling your dental insurance company to find out what is covered. Our office team is also available to help you understand your coverage and your out-of-pocket costs.
What are the common signs of gum disease?
Some of the most common early signs of gum disease are swelling, redness, bleeding, and bad breath. As gum disease progresses, you’ll notice that your gums are beginning to recede and your teeth may start to feel loose. Left untreated, teeth can shift in the mouth and even fall out.
Can gum disease be cured?
Gum disease can be cured before any permanent damage occurs when it is caught and treated in its early stages. For patients with more advanced cases of gum disease, we will first treat the active infection, then address the damage gum disease has caused with additional periodontal procedures.
See What People Are Saying About Our Hillcrest-Area Periodontists
Dr. Tucker and his staff are completely professional, knowledgeable & most important to me compassionate. Like most I fear any type of procedure & know I’m not an easy patient but at Hudson Periodontics they are kind and take their time. Thank you all! – L.D.
Dr. Tucker is a great periodontist. He placed implants for my wife and mother and both of them are very happy with him. He's very friendly and puts his patients at ease right away. Quality of his work is impeccable. – D.O.
Directions from Hillcrest, NY
Head north on N Main St
Continue on Williams Ave to E Eckerson Rd
Turn right onto Williams Ave
Turn right onto Trinity Ave
Continue on E Eckerson Rd. Take W Clarkstown Rd and Germonds Rd to NY-304 S in Bardonia
Turn left onto E Eckerson Rd
Turn right onto W Clarkstown Rd
Turn left to stay on W Clarkstown Rd
Turn left onto N Middletown Rd
Turn right toward Germonds Rd
Turn right onto Germonds Rd
Turn right onto NY-304 S
Hudson Valley Periodontics & Implantology will be on the left
Call us today at 845-623-6666 to schedule your appointment!