Dr. Barry Levin

Periodontics
Elkins Park, PA
29 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

Thursday: 11:00am - 8:30pm
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Practice website

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
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Not certain: This may not be related to a dental infection, but could be related to an untreated infected tooth/teeth. If all medical tests are inconclusive, i wo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Possible yeast : Occasionally antibiotics can have the side effect of causing a secondary fungal (yeast) infection. If the coating wipes off and there are reddish/ble... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Quite often yes.: Simultaneous implant placement and bone augmentation is an everyday procedure in my practice. This certainly is a case by case decision. Often a 3-d... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Absolutely: Like any infection that can effect oral mucosa, thrush should be treated before resulting in inflammation around dental implants. This is usually don... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Possible allergy: This could be an allergy, especially to spicy foods or certain vitamin deficiencies/systemic conditions manifest on the tongue. Probably wise to see ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Yes: I recommend you see a board-certified periodontist for a thorough examination. Treatment can range from non-surgical therapy to surgical treatment. De... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Irrigation device: A waterpik is a commercial name for a powered irrigation device. It can be helpful cleaning around dental bridges & implant-retained prostheses. It i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Not uncommon : Not uncommon. It's a rupture of small blood vessels from suction. It should resolve in a few days. If not or areas get bigger or painful, it should b... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Home care/cleanings: Normally professional cleanings & instruction in home is sufficient. Untreated cavities or faulty restorations should also be treated.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Dental evaluation: The dental causes can be vast. A thorough evaluation by your dentist to rule out periodontal (gum), cavities, abscesses, etc is a good starting point... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Not long: If you cannot see a dentist, most hospitals have a dental clinic. These infections can be very serious and destructive. Please seek treatment.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
No & yes: Fizzy drinks no. Inhalers can be the cause. A physician should evaluate your oral tissues.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Probably: If the expander is relatively new, it's nothing to worry about. If you've had new medications prescribed or medical changes, i'd suggest checking wit... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Other causes: This can be a sign of more serious periodontal disease, requiring treatment, or other more serious dental infections. It could also be caused by non-d... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
It can get serious: The source of an abscess should be identified and treated as soon as possible. Dental infections can be very destructive and can make you systemicall... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Unlikely to bperman.: It can cause serious swelling which can be very serious & even life threatening in rare instances. Typically after appropriate treatment, extraction, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Don't toughen: Hopefully your gums are soft. Diseased tissues require brushing, flossing & antibacterial mouthwash. If your gums are inflamed or you have active per... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Appropriate testing: If a tooth in the upper molar/bicuspid region is in close proximity to the sinus, it can be difficult to determine the cause of symptoms. Pulp testing... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Sounds viral: This sounds viral. Likely a herpetic outbreak, but could be something more serious. Other conditions like erythema multiforma might be cause. I sug... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Hard tissue: Ct scans are a form of x-rays. They are most appropriate to identify hard tissue structures like bone, teeth, other calcifications. Mri's are images (... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Ibuprofen : This is not unusual right after an adjustment. I would try over the counter ibuprofen. You may have a tooth or teeth requiring attention if pain persi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Crucial : Nutrition affects the health of all body organs & tissues. Gums & teeth for sure. A diet rich in vitamins like c, a, and e support connective tissue h... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Various: Cause for implant failure should be identified first to avoid a repeat. Options could then range from re-implantation, fixed bridgework if possible, r... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
Not normal: It sounds like you may have a pulpal or nerve exposure in the affected tooth. I would see your dentist or an endodontist to evaluate this tooth for a... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 years experience
No but monitor: As long as the biopsy was performed properly, you should be ok. However, conditions change, recur, worsen, so make sure your doctor follows up regula... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 29 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
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Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

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Thank you notes
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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