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Dr. Vikram Likhari

Periodontics
Bellevue, WA
male

About

Bio

Dr Vikram Likhari became a dentist in 1997 and practiced as a General Dentist for several years before joining Tufts University in Boston for his post-doctoral training in Periodontology and Implantology. He was selected to be the Chief Resident of the program in his final year at Tufts and also held a position as a Visiting Scientist at the acclaimed Forsyth Institute. It was at Forsyth that Dr Likhari conducted research on Salivary Cytokines that lead to him being awarded the Master of Science degree. After graduation Dr Likhari moved to Bellevue to pursue a career in Clinical Periodontics and Surgical Implantology. He is an Affiliate Clinical Faculty in the University of Washington Dental School and is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has published scientific articles in various professional journals and is specially interested in Periodontal Plastic Surgery and Esthetic Implant Surgery. When not working Dr Likhari likes to read works of non-fiction and collect fountain pens.

Specialties
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Periodontics

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Yes it can be treated with resection or regeneration by your periodontitis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes: Yes the effect is usually positive as they help us to chew better.
A member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Gum : Gum disease is called periodontal disease in technical terms and it is strongly believed that the progression of this disease is not linear but instea... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Yes at times periodontitis can be the cause of pain around your teeth.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: About as painful as the removal of a tooth.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: It can be treated using surgical and non-surgical procedures by your dentist or periodontist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Not if there is enough alveolar bone to house the dental implant.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: It is periodontitis when the inflammation of your gums has moved on the the bone and the supporting ligaments of the teeth.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Yes, as long as there is enough bone present to stabilize them.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Your periodontist can do soft tissue grafting to help resolve the problem.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Depends: Depends on the amount of bone and attachment loss. Your periodontist is best qualified to answer this question.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: It is surgery performed to treat issues related to the supporting structure of the teeth.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes: Yes osteoporosis is no contraindication to getting a dental implant.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Yes, having dental implants placed in your jaws will not only give you better retention for your dentures but will also prevent further shrinkage of a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
You : You can prevent that from happening by brushing and flossing regularly and being regular with your dental hygiene visits.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: You are numbed in the area using local anesthetic. This is followed by the use of hand and ultrasonic instrumentation to remove the deposits that have... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Please see a bard certified periodontist in your neighborhood for the correct diagnosis and treatment of your problem.
A member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
It : It is not just important to brush regularly but also to brush in the right way. Flossing is also very essential to good gum health. Your hygienist or ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Periodontal diseases are the diseases of the supporting structure of teeth. This includes gums, periodontal ligaments, and alveolar bone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: One deals with it by brushing and flossing regularly and going in to see your periodontist or dentist for appropriate therapy.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes: Yes, but it will depend on the type of prosthesis that is attached to the implants.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Yes provided you were not sedated during the procedure.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Yes they are surgery. Nsaids are the analgesics of choice. The time to place an implant can vary based on the complexity of the case.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Orthodontists correct malpositioned teeth. Endodontists treat infections and issues that arise within a tooth and periodontists treat infections and i... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
_: By using a soft toothbrush and the proper brushing technique.
A member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
In : In six weeks the tissue has healed enough for the restorative dentist to be able to take impressions after a crown lengthening procedure.
A member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
-: Yes they usually need to be checked for proper healing and proper integration with bone prior to being loaded.
A member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Once : Once you have had local anesthesia the gingival grafting should be painless. After the anestheisia has worn off you will need strong analgesics to pre... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
The : The dressing is put in place to help protect the area and allow the graft to heal undisturbed. It is usualy removed in 1-2 weeks time because after th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Gingivitis : Gingivitis does not always turn into periodontitis but often does. Your immune reponse will dictate how fast and how much the disease will progress. A... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Likhari
Specializes in Periodontics
Variable: The cost varies based on the location and experience of the surgeon and restorative dentist.

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Nov 30, 2012
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Nov 30, 2012
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
MD

Residency

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Awards

Top Dentist, Consumers Research Council of America
Top Dentist, Consumers Research Council of America
Top Dentist, Consumers Research Council of America

Affiliations

American Academy of Periodontology
American Board of Periodontology
Eastside Periodontics
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