A Healthy Mouth

Starts with Healthy Gums

Pittsburgh Periodontist

According to the latest statistics, 80% of the population have gum disease. Studies have shown that gum disease can cause havoc elsewhere in the body. Everyone should be checked for periodontal disease, because if it is caught early enough, non-surgical treatment may suffice.

Dr. Timko is on the cutting edge of minimally invasive surgical and non-surgical treatment. 

Dr. Timko was one of the first 150 dentists in the world to be trained in the minimally invasive SMART Bone Grafting Technique® bone grafting technique.  He was the first Board Certified periodontist in Western Pennsylvania to be trained in LANAP® laser gum surgery, as well as the Chao  Pinhole Surgical Technique® for gum recession.  Our latest techniques additionally may include the addition of L-PRF (Leukocyte platelet rich fibrin).  L-PRF is a concentrated form of your body’s own natural growth factors, which is used to maximize your healing potential.

If you are suffering from receding gums,  periodontal disease, or are in need of dental implants please call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Timko.  He is an experienced Board Certified periodontist who will tailor your treatment plan to address your specific needs.

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About Our Periodontist

Dr. Timko has been a guest speaker at the American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meetings, in Vancouver B.C., Washington D.C., and most recently in Philadelphia, where he spoke on using the 1064nm Nd:YAG laser for biostimulation in periodontics. Dr. Timko is one of the most experienced periodontists in Pittsburgh and is happy to answer any questions about your gums.  He currently holds a position in the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, as an Assistant Clinical Professor, in the Department of Periodontics.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Dr. Timko's capabilities and services. We also invite you to Contact Us or call our Pittsburgh office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. We hope you find that our practice offers the professionalism, accessibility and personal commitment you look for in a periodontist.

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Dr. Timko is a Leader in Minimally Invasive Periodontics