Welcome! Dr. Alan Timko is a Board Certified Periodontist, providing services in periodontics and implant dentistry to the greater Pittsburgh Area. Our office has been serving western Pennsylvania since 1958, when it was founded by Michael Timko DDS, who was one of the first periodontists in Pittsburgh!
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 to get things under control. If surgical treatment is needed, Dr. Timko has been trained in the latest techniques, including laser gum surgery, or LANAP. This is the first FDA approved laser treatment for periodontal disease. It involves no cutting, or stitches, and very minimal post-operative discomfort. Dr. Timko is the first Board Certified Periodontist in Western Pennsylvania, who has completed all training in the LANAP procedure. Also, Dr. Timko is the only Board Certified Periodontist who is trained in The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to treat gum recession. If you are suffering from receding gums or are in need of dental implants please call our office today to schedule an appointment!
Dr. Timko has been a guest speaker at the American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting, in Philadelphia. 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.
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.