Dr. Roy Eskow is a periodontist in Bethesda, Maryland with nearly 40 years of experience in the treatment of periodontal disease and implant dentistry. Dr. Eskow is joined by his son, Dr. Adam Eskow, a periodontist with extensive training in implant dentistry, periodontal plastic surgery, and sedation dentistry. We are one of the few dentists in Maryland trained to perform the innovative Chao Pinhole Surgery technique which is a minimally invasive method for correcting receding gums.
Our Periodontal Services Include:
Looking for a periodontist who treats gum disease in Washington DC and Bethesda, MD? We offer many treatments to help you heal and prevent all stages of gum disease. We strive to provide quality dental treatments and personalized care in a state-of-the-art facility. Our dentists often work as part of an interdisciplinary team with your general, cosmetic or restorative dentist to ensure healthy outcomes with long term success. Call today or schedule an appointment online.
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is one of nine recognized dental specialties. Both of our dentists have completed three-years of additional training and residency programs to specialize in periodontal treatments and implant dentistry. Dr. Roy Eskow is one of the area's most experienced periodontists, named a "Top Dentist" by Washingtonian Magazine and "Outstanding Specialist" by Washington's Checkbook.
Dr. Roy Eskow is also a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland Dental School, focusing on periodontics and perio-prosthodontics since 1976. Dr. Adam Eskow is also on the faculty of the University of Maryland in Periodontics. His graduate training was focused on periodontal plastic surgery, sedation dentistry and bone grafting procedures. Drs. Eskow stay on the leading edge of periodontal medicine by utilizing the latest technology, participating in continuing education and lecturing fellow dentists and colleagues about the importance of periodontal health.
According to the American Dental Association, about half of the American adult population over age 30 has some form of gum disease. This is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and has been linked to a number of other major health risks such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and pregnancy related complications such as low birth weight.
Depending on the type of periodontal disease, Dr. Eskow will recommend a treatment plan to address your condition and manage further infection or spread of disease.
Gum disease treatment options include:
- Scaling and root planing
- Local antibiotic therapy
- Gum grafts
- Osseous surgery
- Periodontal bone grafts
- Tissue regeneration
- Sinus Lift
Gum Lift Procedure
A beautiful smile begins with healthy, beautiful gums. In addition to periodontal services that prevent, treat and maintain gum disease, we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the appearance of the gums and smile.
A gum lift, also known as crown lengthening, is a common cosmetic periodontal treatment used to improve the appearance of a "gummy smile". By removing excess gum tissue, Dr. Eskow can make the teeth appear longer and reveal a broader, more even smile.
Dr. Eskow uses his artistic eye and surgical expertise to address the shape and symmetry of your gums. Using advanced technology such as laser dentistry, Dr. Eskow can quickly and painlessly reshape the gums. Most patients resume their normal activities immediately following the procedure without any pain or medications.
Gum Grafting Techniques
Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a patented, minimally invasive, microsurgical procedure for treating receding gums and a wonderful alternative to traditional gum grafting. Dr. Adam Eskow is proud to be one of the first dentists in Maryland to offer the so called "Lunchtime Gumlift™" and underwent special training to learn the technique that treats gum recession without incisions or sutures.
Traditional Gum Grafting Procedures
When the new Chao technique is not appropriate, Dr. Eskow can perform traditional gum grafting techniques to improve the appearance of the teeth and gums. Dr. Eskow uses grafted gum tissue, usually from the roof of the mouth, to cover exposed tooth roots and improve the appearance of receding gums.