Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Scott O. Kissel

Non-Invasive Surgery

How Can Our Periodontal and Dental Implant Treatments Help You?

Dr. Kissel uses a very conservative approach to treatment and limits a recommendation for surgery to the cases in which it is necessary. As part of your visit, he will determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for osseous surgery or if there is an alternative approach you should consider.


Non-invasive options can improve the overall health of your mouth and gums. For many patients, these treatments provide excellent results and help them avoid invasive surgery entirely.

Prevention of Periodontitis

Periodontitis patients may be able to stop it from worsening with basic care. Dr. Kissel recommends daily oral hygiene: brushing and flossing while taking care not to damage the gums and teeth further.

In addition, you may need to stop other behaviors that can cause periodontitis, including:


  • Clenching and grinding your teeth. Repetitive friction can speed up the erosion of periodontal ligament and bone.
  • Stress and poor nutrition. Both can weaken your immune system, which makes it harder to fight off oral infection.
  • Tobacco usage. Studies show a connection between tobacco and periodontal disease.


While advanced periodontitis does require special care, taking these measures may improve your comfort and lessen your symptoms.

Smile Restoration for Periodontitis Patients

Before treating periodontitis surgically, Dr. Kissel may recommend that you have treatment that will promote the health of your bite. The goal of these therapies is to restore missing or damaged teeth in a way that prevents future problems.


This may include:


  • Reshaping the biting surfaces of the teeth to divide pressure more evenly and eliminate areas of excessive wear.
  • Getting braces to reposition misaligned or drifted teeth.
  • Replacing old, worn-out, or damaged fillings.


In the case of missing, badly worn, and damaged teeth, Dr. Kissel may recommend dental implants. He will evaluate your needs and determine whether you are better suited for the traditional dental implant procedure or if SMILE technique implants would be more beneficial.

LANAP ® Laser Treatment

With LANAP, Dr. Kissel targets gum disease accurately and effectively. By eliminating the sources of periodontitis while preserving more of the healthy tissue and gums, you can expect less pain and bleeding than typical osseous surgery.


More importantly, LANAP can reduce the unhealthy tissue and bacteria to a point that you may not require more extensive surgery. The treatment gives your body a chance to recover on its own, and it allows you to return to normal activities in less than a day.


Learn more about your options. Periodontitis patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Kissel by contacting his office at 212-702-9088 or contact us online and schedule your consultation today!