(631) 247-0977

Long Island Dental Specialty
23 Southdown Road, Huntington, NY 11743

Periodontal Services in Huntington

The soft tissues (gums) and jawbones are the foundation for your teeth. They hold your teeth in place and healthy gums enhance the appearance of your smile, like a frame around a beautiful painting.

When your gums become unhealthy, they can recede or become swollen and red. If periodontal disease is left untreated, the supporting bone may be destroyed and your teeth will shift, loosen, or fall out. These changes not only ruin your smile; they also affect your ability to chew and speak.

Our board-certified periodontist in Huntington offers these services to restore your smile:

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The first stage is gingivitis. READ MORE

Dental Implant Placement

If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the right solution for you. A dental implant mimics the roots of a tooth, preserving the jawbone and keeping the surrounding teeth from sliding out of position. It can be topped by a natural-looking crown, bridge, or denture. READ MORE

All-on-4® Implant-Supported Denture or Bridge

The All-on-4® implant procedure has helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their quality of life. The technique uses four dental implants to securely attach a full set of teeth to the top or bottom of the mouth. This eliminates the slipping and shifting that can happen with traditional dentures that are not secured in place by dental implants. READ MORE

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting, which is also called ridge augmentation, rebuilds the alveolar ridge of the jaw, which is the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth. You need that ridge to be a certain density to support dental implants or a denture. Bone grafting is most frequently required when a tooth has been extracted; it keeps the jawbone from shrinking and your gum line from changing shape.

Crown Lengthening / Gummy Smile Surgery

Do you feel like your teeth look short? The cause may be a gummy smile. That’s when the gums cover up too much of one or more teeth. The result can be an uneven gumline, or an unflattering smile. An excessive amount of gum tissue around a tooth can also make it difficult to correctly fit a crown over a tooth.

Crown lengthening is the periodontal procedure used to expose more of the tooth. Then the periodontist will sculpt the gum line to create an even, attractive smile.

Oral Pathology and Oral Cancer Diagnosis

Oral cancer is on the rise. Our periodontists can take biopsies of suspicious lesions and areas and diagnose the cause. Early detection can save lives.

Soft Tissue Grafting / Gum Grafting

Soft tissue grafting, which is also called gum grafting, is used when the gums have receded and the tooth root is exposed. This can make your teeth look long, and can also make you look older than you are. The periodontist performs a soft tissue graft to cover the exposed tooth root, reduce further gum recession, and reduce the opportunity for bone loss and decay.

Sedation Dentistry

Would you prefer to be asleep during your dental procedure? We can arrange to have an anesthesiologist come to the office to administer I.V. sedation or general anesthesia. In many cases, you can have your treatment completed in one visit while in a completely safe and comfortable environment. Some patients prefer to be under general anesthesia if they desire extractions and dental implants in one day.

Most of our patients do not require sleep dentistry. We can also provide a local anesthetic such as novacaine and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to ensure your comfort during your visit. You remain awake and conscious during the procedure, and will feel relaxed and comfortable.

Teeth-in-a-Day

It sounds like science fiction, but modern technology now makes it possible for some people to leave our office with a replacement tooth or a full set of teeth in just one day. Our periodontist will determine whether you are a candidate for this procedure that involves extracting teeth, placing dental implants, and securing a complete denture or bridge to the implants all in one visit. Typically, the dental implant procedure used is the All-on-4 treatment plan.

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Best endodentist ever! Beautiful office, they make you feel so comfortable and Dr. Marcus did an amazing job on my root canal! Everything went smoothly and no pain after the procedure. Highly recommended.

Jackie C.

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Dr Marcus and his staff are absolutely amazing. Needed to get my 8 year old daughter in for a broken tooth. They were more then accommodating. They were able to give me an appointment the same day. Dr Marcus made my daughter laugh and made her feel at ease. Absolutely wonderful doctor. The staff from the front desk girls to the MA were amazing. Highly recommend this office.

Christy L.

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Completely competent, friendly and pain-free dentistry!!!!!

Thurston O.

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From the moment you walk in the office your treated professionally and courteously. Dr. Marcus is clearly an expert in what he does and his personality helped squelch my fear. Great staff as well!

Glenn G.

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I’ve had root canal treatments from three different endodontists, two of them being the main ones in Huntington. I know for sure that Dr. Marcus is by far your best choice. His office is very nice and comfortable and his front desk staff members are very nice. There’s a keurig coffee maker in the waiting room so I always have a nice cup of coffee while I’m waiting. He runs very close to on t…

Karen B.

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This is a wonderful office. Dr Marcus got to the root (just a small pun intended!) of two problems in the summer of 2015. He is an amazing endodontist and did everything he could to make me a pain free person.

Susan R.

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Dr. Marcus patiently waited over an hour for me to get numb and took care of a badly infected tooth that had me in misery for three days. The pain is gone now and I have my tooth. Thanks a million, Dr. Marcus, to you and your staff!

Irma P.

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Dr. Marcus is the best doctor I have ever visited hands down. He was so attentive and helped me to locate the pain that no other dentist could. I tell all my friends and family to go to him – 100% the best!

Anonymous

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Dr. Marcus made my daughter’s root canal experience one that she will remember in a positive way. In fact, she laughed and smiled through the experience instead of having the fear that she usually has. Not only was Dr. Marcus amazing but his staff was as well. They spent an extra hour helping me through an insurance issue! I highly recommend using Dr. Marcus for your child or yourself!!

Linda B.

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Wow!! I was so nervous coming to the Endo dentist for my first time. This Endo dentist and office staff made me feel comfortable, relaxed, and the awesome staff answered any questions I had….I would definitely recommend this Endo dentist to anyone!! My pain is gone

Kerri K.

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Could not say enough about how professional both Dr. Marcus and his staff are. I had a pretty painful tooth issue that my normal dentist immediately assessed would need a root canal back in April. I quickly made an appointment with Dr. Marcus. I was treated amazingly by both the staff setting me up, the assistant in the room helping Dr . Marcus and most importantly, the skill and compassion from D…

Mark H.

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I have been a patient of Rick Marcus for a number of years and have always found him to be outstanding. He works practically without any discomfort with root canals and is always using the latest proven techniques. He is highly skilled and has a perfect touch. Today I had a periodontal cleaning with a new hygienist named Julie and that too was an excellent experience. This is an office that consis…

Michael G.

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Dr. Marcus is the absolute best endodontist around. He makes a root canal actually a pleasant experience! Great organized office as well… highly recommend!

Allison B.

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Dr Marcus is a consumate professional who always takes the time to fully explain all conditions and options available to you in a comprehensive and yet understandable manor. His professionalism, including his staff, are unequaled to any other office I have been to. I could not give a higher recommendation to any individual. Sincerely, John O’Brien

Ann M.

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Dr Marcus and his staff always go the extra mile and provide unparalleled medical care and service. He has been treating me for years and I can’t imagine going anywhere else. He is not only a skilled clinician but the nicest person you’ll ever meet. Would recommend him to all my friends and family.

Nora R.

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Dr. Marcus is so kind, patient, and professional. You can’t find better care on Long Island. Highly recommended!!!!

Dave R.

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I absolutely love the staff here , I called with an emergency at 10 pm and dr marcus called me back and offered to Open the office in order to help me get comfortable I think that is amazing service. The following morning he saw me at 645 am and the staff was so nice and understanding they really helped with the anxiety I was feeling.. The staff even followed up with me the following day. They jus…

Ashley T.

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Dr. Marcus is amazing! When I needed emergency root canal over the Christmas holiday, he not only made sure to get me on the calendar immediately, but treated me as if I was one of his own patients. I live in Philadelphia and was told by my local dentist that I was SOL as they were closed for the holiday (without coverage). I’d tried calling several other oral surgeons, but none of them would se…

Greg E.

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Dr. Marcus answered an emergency call I placed to my own dentist. He was on-call for the week-end and he took care of my problem in a kind and efficient manner. Thank you Dr. Marcus for being such a caring professional!❤️

Patricia P.

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Dr. Marcus patiently waited over an hour for me to get numb and took care of a badly infected tooth that had me in misery for three days. The pain is gone now and I have my tooth. Thanks a million, Dr. Marcus, to you and your staff!

Irma P.

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  • Monday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday
    Closed

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Long Island Dental Specialty

23 Southdown Road, Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 247-0977