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Dr. Navid Baradarian

PERIODONTIST

Expert periodontal care in a calming environment By Camille Sperrazza r. Navid Baradarian (2272 Hendrickson Street, (718) 2533333), is the professional to see when it comes to periodontal care. He is highly trained in fields that include periondontal disease, extractions, bone grafting, periondontal regeneration, and implants. He specialized in periodontal training for three years at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and did a residency at NYU and Bellevue Hospital. As a professional in the field, Dr. Baradarian always tries to save people’s teeth if possible. “There’s nothing like your own teeth,” he says. If he notices that one of the issues may be that patients are not brushing or flossing efficiently, the doctor will teach them how to do so. But for those with teeth that cannot be saved, the good news is that dental implants are a practical alternative. These artificial teeth are strong, and are a good option for people who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease. Cosmetically, they are so natural-looking and feeling, many people forget that they are implants, says the doctor. Dental implants are logical choices because they are so functional. In fact, recent developments in the field have made more people candidates

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for dental implants. Dr. Baradarian points out that studies have shown a fiveyear success rate of 95 percent with dental implantsplaced in healthy non smokers. Just as with your real teeth, implants require brushing, f lossing, and maintenance. With proper care, they can last a lifetime, says the doctor. So often, people are embarrassed because they have gaps in their teeth, crooked teeth, or conditions that prevent them from smiling. In addition, crooked or missing teeth impact eating, causing health problems or improper digestion. By taking advantage of these modern dental techniques, you can enjoy life-changing alternatives. Some avoid the dentist because they are afraid that will be uncomfortable during the visit, and perhaps experience pain during a procedure.

But Dr. Baradarian says he does everything possible to make patients feel relaxed and comfortable. He patiently answers all questions, and explains what needs to be done so that there are no surprises. He offers sedation dentistry, ensuring that all patients receive safe, and anxiety-free care. The majority of Dr. Baradarian’s patients are referred to him by a general dentist. However, not having that referral should not prevent people from contacting him. In fact, people who experience bleeding when flossing or brushing, who have pain in the gums, or who suffer from bad breath, may wish to make an appointment for a consultation. The doctor will assess the situation and advise. A visit to the periodonist is important. The American Academy of Periodontology believes that infections in the mouth can cause prob-

lems everywhere in the body. These studies suggest that inflammation may be linked to periodontal disease, and that there is an association between periodontal diseases and other chronic inf lammator y conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Baradarian says. Therefore, visiting the periodontist will not only assist with oral hygiene, but may help manage other factors associated with chronic inflammatory conditions. Make an appointment to see the doctor today. Most major dental insurance plans are accepted.

Dr. Navid Baradarian 2272 Hendrickson Street Brooklyn, NY 11234 718-253-3333 www.centerforperio.com.

SPECIALIZES IN:

Periodontics and dental implants

INSURANCE:

Accepts most major insurance plans, dental and will bill medical insome cases

HOURS:

Mondays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

TRANSPORTATION:

Conveniently located to many bus line. (Near Kings Plaza).

PARKING:

Street parking/Driveway Handicapped accessible WHO’S WHO 2010 8

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