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Dr. Eric Linden

Periodontics
New York, NY
male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

170 West End Ave., 1L in the Lincoln Towers, New York, NY
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

CareCredit

Office

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Office

New York, NY

About

Bio

Dr. Eric Linden is a periodontist (gum disease specialist) in the field of Laser Periodontal Surgery which includes LANAP, periodontics, regeneration, and dental implants. He has been practicing his specialty since 1985. Dr. Linden is one of the first LANAP practitioners on the east coast. With 26 years' experience in periodontal specialty practice, he now performs LANAP laser procedures every day. He has treated thousands of patients, performing tooth extractions, implants, and other periodontal procedures with LANAP. Unfortunately, most periodontists still treat advanced gum disease with traditional surgery which is better treated with LANAP. Although Dr. Linden still utilizes traditional surgery in some cases, a majority of his patients qualify for the LANAP protocol. Many of Dr. Linden's patients are direct referrals from other dentists, periodontists, medical professionals, and educated patients seeking the most advanced, innovative, and least invasive techniques available.

Specialties
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Periodontics

Cosmetic Dentistry

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: Contact millennium dental technologies in cerritos, california. They should be able to help you good luck!
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Not sure: Do you have peri-implantitis? Are the implants failing? How do you x rays look? What is the bite like? You really need to be seen for another opin... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes: If you can maintain excellent oral hygiene, then your chances of developing periodontal or gum disease is reduced. If that happens, this is less of a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes: A clinical exam and a current set of quality digital x rays of all your teeth would be enough to diagnose periodontal disease.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: What you are looking for is not a cheap dentist and oral surgeon, but a clinic or dental school where you can find affordable fees to have quality tre... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes..but: We can stabilize gum disease, regenerate bone, and get the gum tissues healthy again. I feel we can maintain and keep the disease in check. Totally cu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Trauma?: Did you experience trauma to your face? Did you bite your lip? Do you see any color changes in your lip? Do you have a oral habit like chewing toba... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
It depends: There are different degrees of gum disease. The goal is to stop the disease process, regain gum health, and retain teeth. Gum disease is an infection ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: Swollen gums usually means gum disease. Sometimes systemic diseases or hormones can affect the gums. You should be evaluated by a periodontist and p... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Soft: There are soft tooth brushes that are very good in the market place. If you google toothbrushes, you can read the reviews. Just remember soft and to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Gum Disease: You could have gingivitis or gum disease with bone loss. On very rare occasions, a systemic disease or hormonal changes. Of course, poor oral hygiene ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Periodontist: Go right to the expert in treating gum disease - a periodontist (preferably a periodontist trained in lanap – an innovative and less invasive treatmen... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes..but: We generally do not prescribe any long term antibiotics. Generally, we prefer to use laser treatment to kill off the "bad bacteria" that cause gum dis... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes: Yes..It can be generalized or localized.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: Biting your nails can sometimes cause gum recession or clefting. I am not aware of any studies correlating diabetes to nail biting.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes..but: Bleeding gums are not normal. You could have gingivitis or periodontitis ( bone loss) i suggest a visit to the dentist or periodontist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See a periodontist: I would suggest a consult with a periodontist to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan best suited for you.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Specialist: When a patient needs expert advice regarding gum disease, bone loss, dental implants and complicated treatment planning, then a periodontist would be ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Seek help asap: What kind of injury did you have? Did you have an x ray taken and an exam by a dentist? It is impossible to diagnose the lump on this forum. You shoul... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Common: Mouth cancer and gum disease are associated with smokeless tobacco. There are numerous studies that show this risk. My suggestion: quit!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See a Periodontist: I recommend a consultation with an experienced periodontist who uses an fda approved laser ; a protocol proven to promote bone regeneration. If you ha... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Abscess?: What you are describing could be anything from an abscess, infection, trauma, or some kind of pathology. You should seek the services of a specialist ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Gum lesions?: Depending on the clinical picture, gums can "peel" or slough off due to gum disease, trauma, viral, bacteria or other miscellaneous causes. You would ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See detailed answer : There have been several studies done showing a strong association between untreated/unstable gum disease and cardiovascular disease. The bacteria p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: I would suggest you see a dentist or periodontist for an evaluation to give you an accurate diagnosis for your gum pain.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
No: Gum disease can be present in many different clinical situations. There are genetic factors in addition to local factors such as the bite and iatroge... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes ...: Technically speaking..Periodontal disease includes gum disease. You can have gingivitis but have no bone loss. However, the use of gum disease im... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: If you want an overdenture, then it might be possible to put 2 implants in to support the denture. We often prefer 4 implants for greater stability.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Not likely: Certain thyroid conditions can affect the gum tissues because of the changes in hormones levels. Color changes are sometimes seen as is more agressiv... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Periodontist: I would suggest seeing a periodontist if you are referring to bone loss around your teeth or edentulous ridges where you are missing teeth. Once a ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Smoking...: You are correct about smokers having a higher prevalence rate of gum disease than non smokers. My suggestion: do anything that can help you quit smo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: Spots on the gums can be from anything. I.E. Virus, bacteria, infection, mucosal lesions, gum disease, systemic disease, malnutrition, stress.... ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Oral surgeon: You need to see a well trained oral surgeon. If you need a further referral to an ent, they will guide you.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Laser: We perform laser periodontal therapy which has replaced more than 80% of our traditional surgeries. This is a major accomplishment.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Not clear: Who is taking out your 2 front teeth? Are they falling out by themselves or is a dentist removing them? I think you are referring to bonding of your... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Allergy?: You could have a food allergy or sensitivity to certain foods such as citrus or other types of spices. You should also check the toothpaste and mouth... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Yes..choose wisely: Yes. Your periodontist could outline a treatment plan after a proper diagnosis. Be sure that he or she uses an fda-approved laser with a proven track ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Herpes sores: Yes...Herpes sores can bleed depending on the stage of the vesicles. Herpes is also very contagious, especially at this stage. Please see your periodo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: A root canal is a different treatment than for gum disease. Think of the inside of the tooth as lead in a pencil. The lead has to be removed because... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Why not?: You are entitled to use anyone you would like. It is your body. If they get annoyed, then you might want to think about another dmd as well.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Laser: We utilize an nd/yag laser to treat periodontal disease including abscesses. We get rapid healing, bone regeneration and minimal discomfort experienc... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Laser: We use a nd/yag laser for most of our periodontal treatment, including treating abscesses and periodontal swellings. No flaps or stitches, rapid heali... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Lesions?: Red spots can be a number of different things. Do you have pain? Have you ever had any viral lesions in your mouth or lips before? Did you eat some... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: If you have discomfort on the roof of your mouth, you should be seen by a qualified dentist or specialist for consultation. It doesn't necessarily me... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: Gum disease can affect the entire mouth. A spider bite is a completely different issue that is not likely to be related to gum disease. Did you have... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Call your doctor: What kind of surgery did you have? You must call your surgeon asap.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
See below: Are you under the care of a periodontist? You shouldn't be experiencing pain if you are under the care of a qualified specialist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Linden
Specializes in Periodontics
Good for muscles: Generally speaking, chewing gum is good for your muscles of mastication.( chewing muscles) sugarless is obviously preferred. Your muscles get a wor... Read More

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Dr. Mark Perecman
Jan 8, 2013
I endorse this dentist." I have known Dr. Eric Linden professionally for 29 years. Dr Linden has always been an exceptional clinician who also posesses great people skills. He practices his specialty-...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
After finding out from my regular dentist that I had to have gum surgery, I was terrified. After seeing pictures of the procedure online, I knew I had to find an alternative solution. So I did some re...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I was treated by Dr. Linden for a mild case of periodonture disease. I did not want to have the routine procedure of treating my gum disease by cutting the gums and damaging healthy tissue. I wanted a...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for sharing your knowledge.May God bless you and your family to be safe from all kinds of danger and blesses you with Good health.
HealthTap member
Thanks I will look into it, but it may be too expensive..i am going to coastal dental ..they said it would cost 1200.00 to do laser and sca
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This helps a ton! Only thing is Dr did not say he saw anything wrong

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
MD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Binghamton
MD

Residency

null

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HOSPITAL

Residency

Los Angeles

Awards

Periodontics and Regeneration, New York Dental Society
Billy Pennel Award for
Wallin/Cove Award For Excellence in Periodontology, Boston University School of Dental Medicine

Affiliations

American Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology
New Jersey Dental Association
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