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Re: Dentist/periodontist for dental-phobe teen
Try Carole Grimme for the gum surgery. My son who is 18 had
this done and it went actually very well. She is calm and very supportive.
Carol Grimm is an excellent periodontist. My husband went to her after a
horrible gum surgery experience with a dentist. He's been seeing Carol Grimm
for many years and is very happy with her. I don't know what insurance she
I finally found Dr. Engert
(http://drengert.com/). I made an appointment to meet him
and was blown away. I told him about the failed experience,
and he seemed surprised that this apparently common
procedure could be botched so badly at the start that I had
left. He told me abt his experience, answered all of my
questions, took the time to ask about my specific worries,
and all in all made me feel comfortable. I ended up getting
the graft done a few months ago. There were some side
effects, and as I was overly anxious, I called his office to
check in more than once in the days following the procedure.
Each time, his office staff were friendly, he called me back
quickly with instructions, and now things have healed well
and it's just a blip in the past. I'm going to keep going to
Dr Santos for cleanings, and while I hope I don't need
additional gum procedures, if I do I'm only going to Dr.
Engert. Can't recommend him highly enough.
happier teeth now
Periodontist - Gum Graft?
Last year, my dentist referred me to a periodontist in Marin
who recommended that I get a gum graft to help resolve the
gum recession I have on my lower teeth. I've since moved to
Alameda and would like to get another opinion locally. Can
anyone recommend a periodontist in the East Bay? If you've
had a gum graft with someone and had a good experience,
please let me know! I'm petrified of possible complications
and/or the possibility that it won't take and the pain and
money will be for naught.
I've had two separate gum grafts by Dr. Carol Grimm on Regent Street in
Berkeley. Despite how painful the procedure sounds, neither was a big
deal at all. I didn't have much pain with either, and both were
entirely successful. I highly recommend Dr. Grimm. She's gentle and
highly skilled. L
Hi - I have had several gum grafts over the years due to severe,
ongoing issues with receding gums. My treatments started back in my
hometown NYC and I never thought I'd be able to find a periodontist out
here who could equal my perio back east. After several fits and starts,
I was referred to Dr. Keith Chertok on Ashby Avenue, one block west of
College Avenue and I can't speak highly enough about him. I've had two
gum grafts in the past 10 years and 2 implants and I've had little or
no pain after each procedure (with bottles of leftover Tylenol 3 with
codeine gathering dust in the medicine cabinet). And the grafts have
held firm over the years. Dr. Chertok is extremely caring,
knowledgeable and skilled and his staff is tops (Sharon is amazing). I
cannot recommend him highly enough. Good luck to you!
My periodonist is in Alameda. He is very nice and gentle
and skilled. His name is Donald Brown DDS 522-3545 and his
office is at 2238 Santa Clara Ave.
Dr. Grimm is in Berkeley and she is a fabulous dentist. She's done
grafting on me twice. She is very gentle. She's off Ashby on Regent
Please contact Dr. Keith Chertok in Berkeley. You will be in excellent
hands. I've had both dental implant surgery and gum graft surgery with
Dr. Chertok and he is amazing. He explains everything as he goes along
and he informs you of what you can expect. He even called my home in
the evening after each of the procedures to find out how I was
recovering. Dr. Chertok personally placed the call, not one of his
staff members or some canned/recorded message. Clearly he cares about
his patients. You can't wrong with this Doctor.
We are recently moved to Berkeley and looking for a good
dentist and periodontist. We are located in South Central
Berkeley and hoping to have office close to our home;
however the quality of care is more important.Many thanks.
For a periodontist, I had a great experience with Lodberg,
Grimm, and Horn in Berkeley. They are on Regent St next to
Alta Bates. Office has been there for 30+ years and they are
honest and meticulous. A friendly staff to boot.
Re: Dentist good with gum and tmj issues
If you have gum issues, I recommend periodontist Dr. Donald Brown DDS. He is
very gentle and respectful, however,he has assistants who do the cleaning. He
does exams and surgery. 522-3545/2238 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda
I had a very positive experience with a periodonticist in Hayward. His name
is Ivan D. Ancell at 886-7910. He made sure I did not have any discomfort
when he performed surgery on my gums. He is also an extremely funny and
personable guy. I highly recommend him. L
Chertoff--(I'm probably spelling it wrong...) was a referral from our
dentist Howard Pollick and orthodontist Bob Iezman.--- Very personable
and smart...good people and communication skills. Rochelle
Before you pay your periodontist for the cancelled appointment, consider
this: Is there anywhere in her office or in any literature that they give
you...including when you make the appointment...that they need a week's
cancellation? I believe they have to have something that lets you know
that this is their office policy. I would definitely challenge this. I
know when I took my son to a periodontist in San Diego for a tooth
extraction, they wanted 48-hour notice, but they told me this over the
phone when I made the appointment. You might want to check and see if
there are any guidelines with the American Dental Association as to
business practice, etc.
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