Periodontal Disease

and Dental Implants

Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. Robert A. Horowitz. Our office is focused on periodontal disease, preventing and treating periodontal infection, and dental implants. The treatment of gum disease, periodontics, is all about saving teeth for our patients. When we are unable to prevent tooth loss, we use restorative dentistry to replace teeth with dental implants. Our experienced periodontal treatment and dental implant team is dedicated to offering the highest levels of patient care. We do this through the use of state-of-the-art technology and by establishing relationships of trust. Our team works hard to provide you with quality treatments to restore your gum tissue and oral health in a caring, supportive environment.

Call us today to make your appointment with Dr. Horowitz and his team. Learn more about periodontal disease, periodontal care, and dental implants in Scarsdale, New York, and the surrounding areas of Westchester and New York City.

Your Gums, Your Mouth, Your Health

Did you know that one of the best ways to take care of your health is to take care of your gums and mouth? A growing body of evidence suggests that there is a “perio-systemic link.” Gum disease may be  connected to all sorts of inflammatory diseases that affect the lungs, heart, kidneys, brain, joints, and other parts of the body. Dr. Horowitz’s periodontal practice is dedicated to improving the health of his patients through improving the health of their gums and mouth.

Call For An Appointment Today

Visiting Dr. Robert A. Horowitz regularly for cleanings and exams is really important for helping to prevent periodontal disease. Daily oral hygiene at home and away also is a vital part of prevention. Brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings will keep your teeth clear of bacteria that can lead to plaque build-up, inflammation, infection, and the decay of your teeth.

The Perio-Systemic Link

Follow this space to learn more about the perio-systemic link, and how recent studies suggest a relationship between periodontitis (inflammation of the gums) and other systemic diseases. Recent studies suggest the bacteria present around your teeth and the health of your gums and mouth is connected to your overall health.

Plaque & Your Gums

This is the earliest form of problems with gum tissue. Plaque buildup at the gum line causes inflammation and some bleeding near the gums, and may lead to infection.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis, also called gum disease or periodontal disease, is a serious inflammatory process that damages soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. The same process caused by bacteria around your teeth can lead to bone loss around dental implants.

Laser Therapy Treatments

New laser protocols are used to treat gingivitis, periodontal disease, and help speed recovery after dental surgery. These advanced methods can help reduce treatment times and make the processes more comfortable for our patients. Certain specific protocols, which Dr. Horowitz uses, target and kill the bacteria which may affect local and systemic inflammatory related diseases.

Periodontal Disease and Dental Implants - Latest Techniques

As a member of the faculty at New York University’s College of Dentistry, Dr. Robert Horowitz has lectured, coordinated and participated in research projects on the subjects of periodontal treatment, the use of lasers in procedures for the treatment and healing of gum tissue and hard tissue, and dental implants. In addition, he has been frequently published in leading dental journals.

Innovative Technology

Dr. Horowitz is dedicated to keeping up-to-date on the latest dental technologies. He carefully selects and invests in only the highest-quality devices for improving your oral health. Our office uses innovative technologies, like high-resolution digital X-rays, cone beam 3D volumetric scanning, surgical operating microscopes, and laser therapy. These technologies help detect and treat underlying dental issues such as inflammation and infection caused by bacteria that can cause tooth loss.

What Sets Us Apart

Performing cutting-edge research in making advancements in new and innovative procedures is one of Dr. Horowitz’s passions. He is actively involved in research in bone grafting, regrowth of gum and bone tissue around teeth, extraction socket healing, and the placement of dental implants in areas of limited available bone. He uses high-resolution equipment to help him spot problems at an early stage before inflammation, infection, or tooth loss. This leads to more successful outcomes.

Finding a Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

New research from the Forsyth Institute shows a link between periodontal (gum) disease and the formation of amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The study provides important insight into how oral bacteria makes its way to the brain, and the role of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s.

The ‘Very, Very Quiet Disease’ Lingering in Our Mouths

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of U.S. adults over the age of 30 show signs of gum disease, and nine percent have severe gum disease, known as periodontal disease.

When left untreated, gum disease can become more difficult to remedy. “Patients may eventually end up losing their teeth,” Dr. Neiva said. And some research has connected periodontal disease with other undesirable health conditions, such as dementia, diabetes and heart disease.

Here’s everything you need to know about gum disease, including its causes and early symptoms, as well as how to prevent it and what dentists can do to manage it.

It’s time to come in for a “Spring Cleaning!”

On February 17, 2023, the New York TImes published an article entitled, "What Dentists Wish You Knew." It's a great article on things you probably already knew, and a gentle reminder about things you may have forgotten. First rule of dental care (hint: it isn't, "Don't talk about dental care!") is that you need to regularly go to your dentist. This is especially so, as the article points out, because often with periodontal diseases, there is no pain until small problems turn into big ones. We...

Whitening Choice

We're getting fantastic results with Pola's Light, a new tooth bleaching system. It's a fast, easy, and comfortable to use at-home tooth whitening kit. We have Pola's bleaching systems for brightening your teeth-- these products are for both in office, and at home. The at-home kit is easy to use, and you can read more about it here. Our patients will be able to brighten their smiles for summer, and all year round! Here's a "Before and After" slider of the in-office Pola's whitening treatment....

Introducing Teledentistry

We are open, by appointment only, during the coronavirus pandemic. Call or email us for a teledentistry appointment to address dental emergencies, including tooth pain and dental infections. It is clear that dental professionals need to diverge from past practices. Dentists have always asked patients if they have had any changes in their recent health history and how they are feeling. Now when patients present to the office, they will also be asked if they have been traveling abroad. Dentists...


NYS Dental Association (opens in a new tab)
American Dental Association (opens in a new tab)
Ninth District Dental Association (opens in a new tab)
American Academy of Periodontology (opens in a new tab)
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (opens in a new tab)
Academy of Osseointegration (opens in a new tab)
International Association for Dental Research (opens in a new tab)
International Association Of Dental Specialists
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