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Dr. Robert A. Levine

Dentist

Dr. Robert A. Levine is a top Dentist in Philadelphia, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Robert A. Levine is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Robert A. Levine is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Robert A. Levine is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Robert A. Levine is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Robert A. Levine
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Temple Dental School of Pennsylvania
  • Accepting new patients

A huge gap in dental treatment. What should I expect?

Hi, The minimum would be a complete oral exam including checking for decay, periodontal disease, and mobility of your teeth with a complete set of X-rays and/or Panorex X-ray. READ MORE
Hi,

The minimum would be a complete oral exam including checking for decay, periodontal disease, and mobility of your teeth with a complete set of X-rays and/or Panorex X-ray. In addition, a detailed review of your medical/dental history, taking of your blood pressure, and an oral cancer exam. Then, a treatment plan can be developed. In my opinion, you should start with a specialist, preferably a periodontist as it is most likely you would have some form of periodontal disease and we are best to handle this and also do what can be done, including LANAP therapy, to save your teeth.

Sincerely,

Bob Levine

What does bone loss in the teeth mean?

Bone loss is the result in most adults from periodontal disease which affects the majority of adults. It is caused by bacteria that start around the gums as gingivitis that eventually READ MORE
Bone loss is the result in most adults from periodontal disease which affects the majority of adults. It is caused by bacteria that start around the gums as gingivitis that eventually gets under the gums resulting in loss of the periodontal attachment to the tooth (periodontal ligament & bone) leading to bone loss/periodontitis. Like hypertension, it has no clinical signs for most people. Add diabetes which along with smoking is now the perfect storm for bone loss. Other risk factors: poor compliance to prevention (years between visits), grinding/clenching of the teeth, history of tooth loss in the family are naming a few. The bacteria found in these pockets are are clearly associated with systemic diseases such as heart disease, respiratory diseases, and many others. The control of your diabetes is paramount to get your periodontal disease under control & this has been documented in many studies as well. As an educator at multiple dental universities as well as a full-time clinical periodontist, I see the ravages of periodontal disease daily and most frequently the patient has not a clue of the damages that we see. I would strongly suggest seeing a periodontist who is board-certified (Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology) and have them get a complete mouth x-ray exam and a full mouth periodontal exam which should be about an hour to 1.5 hours long to get baseline data to come up with a treatment plan. We are treating many of our periodontal diseased cases with very modern technology including lasers to get control of the disease in very short order. Robert A. Levine DDS, FCPP, FISPPS Philadelphia, PA