Scott H. Froum DDS
Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontics in Turtle Bay
What is the difference between a dentist and a periodontist?
Dentists and periodontists both receive DDS or DMD degrees from accredited dental schools, but only periodontists go on to receive an additional two to three years of education and training focusing on the supporting structures of the teeth, implant dentistry, and gum disease. When it comes to gum health, periodontists are your best choice.
What procedures are done in periodontics?
Periodontists perform gum disease treatment, implant dentistry, bone grafting, gum grafting, crown lengthening, and more. Periodontics can improve gum health, aesthetics, or both.
Does gum disease go away?
Gum disease will not go away on its own. It must be treated in order to save your teeth and restore your periodontal health
Are dental implants worth it?
Yes, dental implants are worth it. There’s no other option for replacing teeth that restores both the root and crown, and it’s also the most effective option for preventing and reversing bone loss in the jaw.
Is dental bone grafting worth it?
Bone grafting is worth it for most patients. It may be necessary prior to dental implant surgery, in which case it ensures that your dental implants will have the support needed for a successful outcome. Grafting can also rebuild lost bone for a more youthful appearance.
What Patients Are Saying About Our Turtle Bay Periodontist
“Great service, professional staff, and painless procedure. I was referred to Dr. Froum after my regular dentist spotted a problem on my x-ray. Dr. Froum's office saw me on the same day and scheduled the procedure for two days later. He explained everything to me in a clear and pleasant manner. No pressure, just the facts. Everything went as planned. I suffered no pain or discomfort afterwards. I highly recommend them.” - Z.D.
“I recommend Dr. Scott H. Froum to anyone. He is a real professional, he will do the best for you, and if you think that there won’t be a solution he will work it out. I am very thankful for him because he gave me hope when I was desperate with pain. He gave me an option. He does his work with vocation. Nowadays many professionals are out there for the money. He wants your health. His team is very nice and Dr. Scott Froum sees you as if he would it be in your shoes.” - A.P.
“Dr. Froum is the best. He has been my periodontist for over 10 years. I had a great experience with my recent oral surgery. The staff at the office were friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Froum and will continue to see him for all of my periodontal needs.” - L.V.
Walking Directions from Turtle Bay
Head southeast on E 51st St toward 3rd Ave
Turn left onto 3rd Ave
Turn right onto E 58th St
Turn left onto 2nd Ave
Scott Froum, DDS will be on the right