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Dr. Barry Levin

Periodontics
Elkins Park, PA
28 years experience male

Locations

Barry P. Levin, D.M.D. Center for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Elkins Park, PA

Address

7848 Old York Rd, Suite 100, Elkins Park, PA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Fax

2156352751

Office

Elkins Park, PA

Office

Elkins Park, PA

About

Bio

I am extremely fortunate to carry on a legacy started by Manny Tress, D.D.S. almost 50 years ago. Manny and I worked together for 10 years, transitioning from an associateship, to partnership and into Manny's retirement almost 6 years ago. The philosophy of providing quality and personalized care prevails in our practice. I am very fortunate to be on the staff at the University of Pennsylvania, and have earned several teaching awards at this prestigious university. The opportunity to teach residents and collaborate with my colleagues I have at Penn has greatly enriched my professional life and influences how I practice periodontics and implantology. I have also been fortunate to have traveled the world, lecturing in Europe, South America and the U.S. The many peers I've met at these congresses have given my tremendous opportunities to share ideas and learn from their experiences. On a personal level, I am married and have 3 beautiful children who keep me grounded and bring me so much pride. I consider myself to be one of the luckiest people in the world to have such personal and professional good fortune.

Specialties
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Periodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

79 Answers
210 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Probably: This should not be an issue, but contact the radiologist who is performing the test to be sure before just taking any medication.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
May need steroids: If your allergy is not severe, the radiologist may prescribe a low-dow corticosteroid like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak, to take several days... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Don't worry: This could be an ulcer, a healing tear or a blocked salivary gland or stone in a duct of a gland. Don't worry, but see your dentist or family doctor f... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Oral hygiene : Thorough oral hygiene, brushing, flossing, antibacterial mouthwashes are a good start. A comprehensive dental evaluation is recommended. Other non-den... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Tongue scraper: I'd buy a tongue scraper at the pharmacy. They look like a razor but are not sharp. Gently clean coatings off tongues.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Dry mouth: If your mouth gets dry during the night, from mouth breating ( nasal congestion, allergies, deviated septum, etc) or you suffer from xerostomia ( dry ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Gum inflammation: Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. Reversible & not associated with bone loss. Periodontitis is a chronic, incurable but treatable disease where... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
No: I've never heard of this. However, if you are taking any medications for this or another condition, it's notable that many medications cause xerostomi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Varies: If you breathe through your mouth when asleep, you may dry out your front teeth & gums. This can cause them to appear puffy or sore upon weakening. I ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Go to ER: You may have a serious infection with a dental origin. It can lead to a potentially life threatening condition called ludwig's angina. If you're gaspi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Difficult to treat: Sinus infections can be very persistent an difficult to treat. The drainage of your sinuses can be compromised by allergies, anatomic deviations, or ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Unknown: The tooth needs to be treated completely. Antibiotics alone will not resolve the issue without either root canal, extraction, periodontal therapy or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Dental exam: A periodontal exam combine with a check for decay will be very helpful. If this visit is completely healthy , a physician can evaluate nasal, sinus ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
No: It may be fine, but depending on the nature of the procedure, previous infection, location of extraction, the risks are not 0%. Try to refrain as lon... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Not certain: This could be so many different things. This could be an allergy to things like spices, tartar-control ingredients in toothpaste, cinnamon, etc. It ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Normally not painful: It certainly depends on the nature of the situation, but techniques of implant removal have evolved, and in the majority, but not all procedures can r... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Root replacements: Dental implants are titanium screws, carefully inserted into the jawbones by a trained dental surgeon. The implants form a biological bond to healthy... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Immediate attention: This sounds like it could possibly be an infection in the sublingual space. It could be caused by an untreated infected tooth, an infected or blocked ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Minimal discomfort : This is the initial step in therapy combined with improved home care. It is done with local anesthesia. Afterwards, soreness should be managed with o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Absolutely: It can get pretty serious pretty quickly. I'd strongly advice treatment asap.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Maybe dental: This is not the likely cause, but if all medical tests are negative, it could be a dental infection. I'd suggest a comprehensive dental check up with ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Profession eval. : This can be a sign of a serious immunodeficiency or possibly a reaction to a medication like orally-inhaled steroids. If you wear a removable upper pr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Possible virus: This could be a sign of a virus like herpes simplex 1 ( not an std). It may also be an allergic reaction to ingredients like tartar-control agents in... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Possible medication: Sinus inflammation can be caused by allergies, infections, infected upper teeth, etc. If you suffer from allergies, an antihistamine may do the job. ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Depends: Some procedures have very little pain associated with them, as others can produce various levels of discomfort for over a week. Often sutures can get ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Sinus infection: Hard to say. Other than tongue symptoms, this sounds like a sinus infection. I would start with a visit to the M.D. He/she may recommend a ct scan... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Antibiotics and time: If you had the appropriate treatment for an abscess, it may just be a matter of time for the swelling and pain to resolve. If either root canal, extr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Infection: Pus is an absolute sign of infection. You may have a bacterial infection. I suggest you see your primary care physician promptly for a diagnosis, whi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Doubtful: Much more likely that acid reflux will cause bad breath, as well as increase risk of oral pharyngeal cancer & ulcers. I'd take the prescribed medicati... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Probably not: It is not possible to answer this question without a clinical exam. However, this may be a fungal infection, such as yeast (thrush) or a another cond... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Probably not serious: This couuld be an injury like a burn. The purple spot could be a varicosity or blood vessel. Small mouth sores can be the sign of a viral outbreak, ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Yes: A properly-healed soft tissue graft will be a long-lasting, stable soft tissue attachment around teeth.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
See an oral surgeon: If a wisdom tooth is erupting into the oral cavity and causing pain, i recommend you see a board-certified oral, maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Absolutely: It is better to brush after breakfast to remove food particles (from breakfast) by brushing and flossing. Bad breath may be related to food debris on... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Needs a medical eval: These can be symptoms of a serious medical condition that is not diagnosed. I recommend your grandmother see her primary care physician for a thoroug... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Depends on surgery: It really depends on the nature of the surgeries. If the extraction is healing normally, it is probably safer to eat on that side rather than where a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Was it treated?: If the abscess is treated completely, symptoms should resolve. However, if an infection was widespread, it is often necessary to require systemic anti... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Probable infection: It sounds like an active infection is present. I recommend you have your treating dentist evaluate the tooth for possible root canal involvement, roo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Possibly: If the nerve ( I am assuming this is a lower jaw implant procedure) was traumatized during implant surgery, the altered sensation can be temporary or ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Maybe nothing: Your gums immediately below your teeth should be pink but certainly more pale than the mucosa further from your teeth. Gums are covered with a keratin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Not really: It's a good treatment for acute infections. Long term, there is risk of oral lesions, carcinogenesis and bleaching soft tissues which could mask the r... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Not much.: Your grade is important. Proceed with caution. Maybe offer her a stick of sugar-free gum or a mint. She may get the hint. Give subtle hints and ma... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
See your dentist.: The abscess may be the result of an infected tooth requiring root canal treatment or periodontal care or even extraction if too severe. I recommend y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Possibly viral: Often a viral lesion, caused by the herpes virus hsv i or ii has similar tingling before an ulceration or cold sore erupts. If you have a history of... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Maybe: If the abscess is caused by a root fracture, extraction is likely. If the abscess is caused by tartar under the gum line, it can probably be treated b... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Possible cavity: If any type of stimulus causes tooth pain, it is possible that a cavity may be present. As a periodontist, I am sure you will not be surprised that i... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Periodontal surgery: Lanap is laser assisted treatment, but much more literature supports conventional periodontal surgeries. Small incisions & gently reflecting soft tiss... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Redness bleeding: Red, spongy gums, easily bleed upon brushing, flossing are cardinal signs of gingivitis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
Oral hygiene: Brush, floss, listerine before bedtime. Drink water through the day. Many medications cause dry mouth. Also see your dentist regularly.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 28 years experience
I believe so: There are aluminum-free dentifrices. I believe tom's of maine, may be one. I don't really have any knowledge of the benefits and ada seal of approva... Read More

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Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Levin is sincerely the best in the Periodontics and Dental fields. His skill level is unmatched, and he continually provides his patients with the latest technologies, methods, and innovations wi...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. I highly endorse this Periodontist,Aside from having superior skill,ethics beyond reproach,truly caring and compassionate his talent with Implant therapy in esthetic zone is re...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. I've known Dr. Levin for over 22 years since dental school. I can attest to his character and skill as both a colleague, friend and patient. He is a credit to the profession an...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks, i did have a gum infection, had x rays, deep cleanings and go for regular check ups. Thanks for you help :-) -Lily-
HealthTap member
Thank you. I was wondering that but I also wondered if maybe my fillings in those teeth were reacting with the stitches.
HealthTap member
Thanks alot dr. After some ibuprofen i am now feeling alot better, thank you very much

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

George Coslet Memorial Teaching Award, Dept. of Periodontology Univ. of Pennsylvania
AAP Student Award, AAP Student Award for achievement in periodontics
Top Periodontist, Second Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Periodontology, District 2
Academy of Osseointegration
European Association for Osseointegration

Publications

Minimizing risks for patients taking bisphosphonates
Immediate Temporization of Immediate Implants in the Esthetic Zone: Evaluating Survival and Bone Maintenance
The Evolution of Implantology
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