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Shivangi Amin, DDS

Periodontist | Periodontics

2801 McRae Road Suite C1 Richmond VA, 23235


Dr. Shivangi Amin is the owner of a specialty practice called RVA Periodontics and Dental Implant Center in Richmond, VA. Dr. Amin specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with gums and dental implants, as well as placement of dental implants. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.

Education and Training

New York University Specialty in Periodontics 2017

New York University Masters in Biomaterials 2018

Board Certification

American Board of Periodontology

Provider Details

Shivangi Amin, DDS
Shivangi Amin, DDS's Expert Contributions
  • Can implants be done without bone grafting?

    It depends if there is adequate bone/ridge width 3 dimensionally then yes, it could be. Not everyone has adequate width, hence doctors recommend bone grafting procedure either at the time of dental implant placement or prior to obtain good long term prognosis of the dental implants READ MORE

  • Is the HPV vaccine compulsory for kids?

    Hello! I am a believer of vaccination and I personally have been vaccinated with the HPV vaccine. I believe HPV has recommendations that it should be vaccinated between certain age range for optimum effect. I advise to ask his pediatrician or primary care provider and if he is in that age range already. Hope this helps READ MORE

  • Abscess tooth?

    Call his general dentist or dental specialist that he sees and have them see him on an urgent care basis, or see if they will call it in for him. But, make sure he sees his doctor as soon as possible before it gets worse. READ MORE

  • Can an oral surgeon remove an infected tooth?

    Yes, any dentist, as long as they are licensed practitioners, can remove or extract infected tooth, but it can depend on the severity of the scenario, and in this scenario, they will refer you to either an oral surgeon or periodontist. READ MORE

  • Do I need antibiotics after a deep cleaning?

    Not usually, only if the dentist/periodontist makes that assessment based on the nature of bone loss and presence of pus coming out between your gums or any other factor they deem it necessary READ MORE

  • Do dental implants affect taste?

    No not necessarily, if they do then I am unaware of that research and have not come across it. READ MORE

  • Gum recession

    Hello! There could be a couple of reasons: 1. Genetics 2. Hereditary 3. Naturally your gums are of thin biotype 4. Brushing habits 5. It could be a combination of the above factors There is treatment for receding gums, and it is recommended that you get it taken care of when the recession is amenable to regeneration techniques. Hope this helps. READ MORE

  • When can I return to work after gum graft surgery?

    If all 4 teeth are in the same area, then yes, best to get it all done in one time. If they are in two different sides of the mouth, then for comfort, get the right side first and then the left side. READ MORE

  • Could I get a single dental implant?

    None of the above conditions you have mentioned are contraindications. So, I would recommend take the advice of your doctor. READ MORE

  • Concern for gum graft recovery

    Hello! It takes about a minimum of a month to the soft tissue procedure heal, adapt and even after that there will be few changes. As long as you have root coverage that you sought out for, you should be fine, as you get from anywhere from a 100% to 75% coverage. Try not to look at it too much, just apply some H2O2 to keep it clean and let the body do the healing process. Also, as I have not seen the area personally, keep follow up appointments with the periodontist/dental surgeon who completed the procedure. Hope this helps. Let me know if there any other question you have. READ MORE

  • What hurts more a tooth extraction or root canal?

    Depends on your pain tolerance level, as everyones is different. - With root canal, you have the ability to save the tooth. Saving is always better than a more definitive option of extracting the tooth. - with root canal the pain with eventually stop after a proper root canal is completed, where as with extraction there will be some post operative pain as well, so take that into account always. Hope this helps. READ MORE

  • What happens if you get decay under a crown?

    There are couple of options, depending on the extent of decay: - They could remove the existing crown, and redo another crown, incorporating a the decay. - They could remove the existing crown and perform something that is called a crown lengthening procedure to reduce the bone around to gain more access to the decay/natural tooth structure to make a new crown - If the decay is too deep then may need to extracted and do a socket bone grafting procedure and place a dental implant. *** You may need a root canal treatment with the first two options*** READ MORE

  • What does pain from a root canal feel like?

    It is a bit vague question: Chronic consistent low level pain, or throbbing pain which comes on during certain times of the day or there is stimuli like cold beverages or eating hard food in the area. There could also be radiating pain to the jaw or head READ MORE

  • Can a dental implant cause a gum infection?

    Yes it can. Dental implants do not have the same structures as natural tooth, so there are higher chances of developing infection around a dental implant than natural tooth. Hence, have proper recall program between the dentist and periodontist to minimize the infection READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Dental implantsPeriodontologyGum DiseaseTreating gummy smileLip repositioningGum recessionBone grafting procedureRidge augmentationSinus lift proceduresGingivitisPeriodontitis

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Adjunt Faculty Virginia Commonwealth University 2019 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Periodontology  
  • American Dental Association  


  • Dental Implants including full arch dental implant treatment, gum recession therapy, dental extractions, clinical and esthetic crown lengthening

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Dental Society, Virginia Dental Association, Richmond Dental Association

Hobbies / Sports

  • exercising, hiking, playing tennis, traveling, trying new foods

Shivangi Amin, DDS's Practice location

RVA Periodontics and Dental Implant Center

2801 McRae Road Suite C1 -
Richmond, VA 23235
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New patients: 804-272-9079
Fax: 804-272-9107

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Get to know Periodontist Dr. Shivangi Amin, who serves patients in Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Amin is a skilled periodontal treatment and oral implantology specialist, and owner of RVA Periodontics & Dental Implant Center in Richmond, Virginia. Passionate about patient health, wellness, and education, her goal is to provide every patient with personalized treatment that will keep their teeth healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. 

“From children to seniors, RVA Periodontics & Dental Implant Center offers a comprehensive and educational approach to periodontal care – ensuring treatment options and individual treatment plans are personalized for the unique needs of each patient” as stated on her website. 

Alongside her clinical role, Dr. Amin spends time teaching in the Periodontics Department as Adjunct Faculty at VCU College of Dentistry.

Originally from India, she has also lived in Mauritius, North Carolina, California, New York City, and now resides in beautiful Richmond, Virginia. After graduating dental school from an Island in Mauritius, she continued her studies and completed the postgraduate education program in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry and received a Master’s degree in Biomaterials from NYU as well.

Dedicated to continuing her education and staying current on dental research and techniques, Dr. Amin is a member of the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, and the American Academy of Periodontology.

In addition to being certified in esthetic dentistry and laser dentistry, she is board-certified in periodontics and implant dentistry by the American Board of Periodontology (ABP). The ABP is an organization which serves the public and the dental profession by administering the board certification process for experts in the dental specialty of periodontics.

Periodontics is the dental specialty focusing exclusively on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal, or disease, and in the placement of dental implants.

During her free time, Dr. Amin enjoys exercising, hiking, playing tennis, traveling, and trying new foods. As a self-proclaimed foodie, she welcomes suggestions and recommendations for new restaurants to try!

On a more personal note, she speaks multiple languages, including English, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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