Meet The NYC Periodontists
Welcome to our practice website. We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal health. At Madison Avenue Periodontics your smile is our first priority. Please utilize this website as a resource. It will help you better understand your course of treatment and answer any questions related to periodontal therapy.
Dr. Neary, Dr. Lanzetta, Dr. Chondrogiannis and Dr. Elhein are specialists in periodontics and implantology. We specialize in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, as well as dental implants that can replace single or multiple missing teeth.
Although no one likes to go to the doctor or dentist, we strive to make your visits with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We strongly believe that our patient’s comfort is an important part of quality dental care.
Drs. Neary, Lanzetta, Chondrogiannis and Elhein believe that your right to choose a periodontist is an important freedom. We work closely with your dentist, but a referral by a dentist is not required to visit our office. We also welcome referrals from patients and friends of the practice.
We are extraordinarily proud of our staff, which is comprised of caring and dedicated professionals. They ensure that the patient’s surgical and administrative needs are met as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. We are here to listen to your questions and concerns and to help provide solutions leading to your better health. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your care. Our phone number is Madison Avenue Periodontics Office Phone Number (212) 755-1144 and our fax number is (332) 400-1293.
What is a periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontists are experts in the treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and gingival recession.
The American Dental Association recognizes periodontics as one of the nine specialties of dentistry. Periodontists receive extensive training, including three years of additional education beyond dental school.
By choosing a specialist you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants tailored to your needs. In addition, Drs. Neary, Lanzetta, Chondrogiannis and Elhein can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.
Our top periodontal procedure descriptions:
Pinhole: very small pinholes made in gum, special instruments then placed in the pinholes to separate & loosen the tissue. Tissue is them moved to cover exposed roots & collagen strips are placed under the tissue to help stabilize it so sutures are not required. We no longer use tissue from roof or mouth or cadaver tissue. Since this technique is less invasive, it allows the doctor to take care of multiple teeth at one time, which reduces the visits you will need. Healing time & swelling is also minimized
LANAP (laser assisted new attachment procedure): Only laser protocol that is FDA approved for soft tissue & bone regeneration. The laser is used to gently remove harmful bacteria & diseased tissue from gums. The precision of the laser allows only the diseased tissue to be removed, maintaining the height of the tissue around the tooth. LANAP controls perio disease, making it possible to save & restore healthy teeth that otherwise may have to be extracted. Also, because it’s a laser the level of discomfort is reduced. There’s no need for a scalpel to cut the tissue, which means no stitches & minimal bleeding, all leading to a quicker & easier recovery
Osseous Surgery: recommended for advanced infections. Removes bacteria from root surfaces, removes diseased tissue from teeth & bone for a total periodontal health makeover (laser is used).
LAPIP (laser peri-implantitis procedure): laser is used to deep clean & reshape the affected areas. The procedure effectively stops progressive bone loss, gum inflammation, decay & more
*Peri-Implantitis-affects the hard & soft tissue surrounding an implant. It can lead to serious deterioration of teeth, gums, & bone adjacent to the implant