Periodontal Services

Long Island laser gum surgery with the LANAP laser which heals faster than conventional gum surgery. Nassau county and Suffolk county periodontist offices in Medford and Hauppauge NY, respectively.

Gum Surgery | Laser or Traditional

Pocket Correction Therapy (Gum Surgery) is used to help save your teeth and improve your oral health if you have advanced periodontal (gum) disease. Surgical periodontal treatment addresses advanced infections or pockets too deep for scaling and root planing (SRP) alone. It is recommended when gingival (gum) tissue has been lost and eliminating bacteria alone is not sufficient to prevent further disease progression.

Newer laser gum surgery treatments such as the LANAP protocol often are the preferred methods because they are highly effective, less invasive and more comfortable for you. But as a full-service Long Island periodontist, Farber Center offers all options. If traditional surgical methods might bring a more successful outcome in your case, they also are available.

Goals of Gum Surgery:

  1. Reducing Bacterial Spread: Bacteria from the mouth can spread to the heart, circulatory system and affect the immune system
  2. Preventing Bone Loss: Periodontal bacterial infection can lead to loss of jawbone and cause tooth loss.
  3. Enhancing your Smile: Gingival surgery can help improve off-color gums, diseased teeth, and ridge indentations.
  4. Improving Home Care: As the gum pocket deepens it can become nearly impossible to brush and floss adequately.
Long Island tooth removal dentists that specialize in Socket Grafting in preparation for dental implants. Nassau county dentist in Medford NY. Dental implants Suffolk County in Hauppauge NY.

Tooth Removal and Socket Grafting

Farber Center is dedicated to saving teeth and as a result, offers a range of state-of-the-art periodontal treatments and procedures. But in situations where tooth extraction is required, our dentists are gentle and use appropriate anesthesia to make the oral surgery procedure as quick and painless as possible. When an individual tooth or group of teeth are lost, we can replace them with dental implants, bridges or dentures to preserve your smile and allow you to eat the foods you enjoy.

Dental implants often are recommended because they have many advantages over other methods and depending on the tissue left after your extraction heals, socket grafting may be needed. In this procedure, gum and bone are restored to the socket until the areas aesthetic appearance is restored. This can be especially important if a visible front tooth has been extracted. Once a socket is grafted and an implant placed, the replacement tooth and surrounding gum have an entirely natural and more attractive appearance.

Holistic dentists place an emphasis on the connection of good oral health to whole body health and also may pay closer attention to emotional factors such as self-esteem and self-confidence. Socket grafting adds cost to tooth extraction and dental implant procedures, but it can make a substantial contribution to greater self-confidence once treatment is complete and everything healed. Among periodontists in Long Island, Farber Center is a leader in advanced, thorough techniques, thereby offering patients the most complete range of choices possible.

Long Island bone grafting and bone regeneration at our periodontist clinics in Medford and Hauppauge NY

Bone Grafting, Guided Bone Regeneration

Bone can be lost over time because of periodontal disease or missing teeth. The result can be an insufficient bone level for dental implants. We now re-generate bone where needed. It allows implants of proper length and width and enables more complete restoration of esthetic appearance and functionality.

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces the missing bone with a material called a bone graft. This material not only replaces missing bone but also helps your body regrow lost bone.Guided bone regeneration is a procedure in which a membrane further encourages new bone to grow and also prevents the growth of scar tissue into the grafted site.

Bone grafting and guided bone regeneration are often used together to replace missing bone that is necessary for the placement of dental implants and aesthetic improvements to your smile.

Gingivitis treatement in Nassau County by Long Island dentists in Medford NY. Long Island dentist in Suffolk County, Hauppauge NY.

Guided Tissue Regeneration, Root Coverage Procedures

When gingiva (gum tissue) recedes, the body loses its natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. In addition, when it occurs around the teeth in front, there can be an adverse effect on appearance. For both reasons, gum recession is a condition that increasingly is treated with safe and effective grafting techniques.

Also, one of the more helpful advances in periodontal treatment has been the ability to regenerate supporting tissue. Guided tissue regeneration is a procedure using barrier membranes to stimulate tissue growth necessary for periodontal health. This is of significant value when it comes to restoring gums for health and appearance reasons.

For Long Island, Farber Center is among the leaders in providing regenerative periodontal procedures that save teeth, improve health and restore appearance.

Long Island periodontist specializing in crown lengthening for gummy smiles in Hauppauge and Medford NY

Crown Lengthening | Gummy Smile

When decay occurs, or when a tooth fractures below the gum line, crown lengthening may be indicated. With this procedure, more of the tooth structure is gently exposed from under the gum. Both the gum and surrounding tissues are reshaped. It will provide our dentists with adequate room to place a quality crown on your tooth.

The term gummy smile means that your teeth appear too short and may appear too square. Your teeth may be the proper length and shape, but they are covered by excess gum tissue. To correct this condition, we can perform a periodontal plastic surgery procedure known crown lengthening to enhance your appearance.

During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are removed or reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.Crown lengthening can be performed on more than one tooth to even out your gum line or to reveal a naturally broad smile.

Long Island dentist the specializes in bite adjustment for patients with periodontal disease.

Bite Adjustment

When you bite, your top and bottom teeth should fit together securely and with even pressure. If the teeth are misaligned many dental problems can result, including shifting teeth and even tooth loss.

Your bite is considered to be normal and healthy when all or most of the teeth are present and the bite is balanced. A bite (occlusal) adjustment involves reshaping or smoothing your teeth-biting surfaces so that your bite becomes gradually more even, and the pressures on your teeth when you bite down are balanced.

Adjusting your bite is a comfortable procedure that usually involves removing a minimal amount of tooth structure. This treatment may involve one or more appointments, depending on the severity of the problem. You will find that following a bite adjustment your bite is more comfortable and your teeth have a sense of belonging together.

Long Island dentists that provide night guards to prevent teeth clenching and grinding in Medford and Hauppauge NY.

Night Guards for Grinding or Clenching

When you have a grinding or clenching habit, called bruxism, you exert excessive stress on your teeth. Protect your teeth with a custom-fitted night guard.

Deep teeth cleanings sometimes require scaling and root planing to remove tartar buildup underneath the gumline. Long Island deep teeth cleaning in Hauppauge and Medford NY

Scaling and Root Planing with & without laser

Scaling and root planing, also known as a deep periodontal cleaning, removes plaque and tartar from below your gum line.

Supportive Periodontal Therapy / Periodontal Maintenance in Long Island NY

Supportive Periodontal Therapy / Periodontal Maintenance

Ongoing care for our patients is core to the Farber Center mission of saving teeth. It is the key to successful periodontal treatment.

We know the common signs of oral cancer and scan your mouth to make sure there aren't any problems.

Oral Cancer Examinations

Mouth cancers will be newly diagnosed in about 132 people each day in the United States. Oral cancer screenings are routine at Farber Center.

We come to schools and events to present oral health instruction in our Long Island community in Suffolk County and Nassau County.

Oral Health Instruction

Proper brushing and flossing routines along with regular dental cleanings are the best ways to maintain good periodontal health.

Long Island dentist office that does saliva testing to check for unwanted bacteria in the mouth.

Saliva Testing

Saliva tests provide an oral DNA sample to determine what bacteria are present in your mouth and help develop an individualized treatment plan.

Biopsies are important to take in case there is any concern of oral cancer or sores in the mouth by a Long Island periodontist that cares holistically for dental patients.


When a thorough periodontal exam reveals abnormalities in the mouth, the tissue is biopsied to determine individual needs and treatment.

perioscopy uses a periscope to check on the integrity of your teeth. Dentist office in Hauppauge NY and in Medford NY


Also called a dental endoscopy, a Perioscopy utilizes a perioscope, a very small fiber optic camera, to non-surgically treat gum disease by closely examine periodontal pockets.

Suffold County dentist that uses laser pocket disinfectant for Long Island dental patients. Also a dentist office in Naussau County NY.

Laser Pocket Disinfection (LPD)

State-of-the-art treatment utilizing a periodontal laser to kill the bacteria that cause gum disease without harming healthy tissue.