Fifth Ave Perio

Improving Smiles

Our Practice

Dental Technology — ViziLite® Oral Cancer Screening and More — Manhattan, near Central Park

Everyone at Fifth Avenue Periodontics is committed to helping each of our patients achieve the healthy smiles they desire by offering advanced technology in a caring atmosphere. At our practice in Midtown Manhattan, across from Central Park, we employ advanced dental technology, including Digital Radiography, Intraoral Cameras, Advanced Sterizization ,Arestin non-surgical chemotherapeutics, and ViziLite® oral cancer screening, to help make your visits with us as effective and comfortable as possible.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to:

  • providing our patients with the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment available.
  • using the most advanced sterilization and disinfecting techniques with monthly monitoring to ensure reliability.
  • seeing our patients in a timely fashion to reduce waiting time. We respect your schedule and understand the need for a prompt appointment.
  • treating our patients with compassion and respect in a friendly office environment.
  • working closely with your general dentist to coordinate care and ensure a logical sequence of treatment. Communication is essential, particularly in complex treatment plans.

Our Dental Technology

The advanced dental technology employed at Fifth Avenue Periodontics helps us identify and treat potential problems, such as oral cancer and tooth decay, in their earliest stages. Our focus on early detection helps our patients avoid extensive treatments in many cases.

ViziLite® Oral Cancer Screening

More than 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. Unfortunately, oral cancer is often not caught until it’s in the later stages, after extensive treatment has become necessary. When caught and treated early, however, oral cancer is can usually be cured with minimally invasive treatments. Because it is difficult to see potentially dangerous oral lesions with the naked eye, Dr. Melnick uses the ViziLite® oral cancer screening system for patients at his in Midtown Manhattan practice.

ViziLite® oral cancer screening is a simple and painless exam that Dr. Melnick performs during his patients’ annual exams. The system uses a special light to detect abnormal tissues that may develop into cancer. Dr. Melnick will begin the screening by instructing you to rinse your mouth with a cleansing solution. He will then dim the room lights, and examine your mouth, shining the ViziLite® light on the soft tissue of your mouth, including your gums, tongue, cheeks, and lips. Not all abnormal tissue is cancerous. If Dr. Melnick finds any abnormal tissue during your screening, he will advise you if additional diagnostic tests are required.

If you would like to learn more about ViziLite® oral cancer screening, contact Fifth Avenue Periodontics, near Central Park, today. We can schedule an appointment for you with Dr. Melnick, or answer any questions you have about our dental technology or our treatment options.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are another indispensable diagnostic tool that helps Dr. Melnick detect potential problems in their early stages. High-quality digital x-rays can help Dr. Melnick diagnose a range of dental problems, including gum disease and tooth decay. Digital x-rays offer many advantages over traditional x-rays. They are safer, producing 70 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays. The digital x-ray produces a high-quality image almost immediately, eliminating the wait time to develop film for traditional x-rays. This digital image can then be displayed on a computer screen and enlarged so that both you and Dr. Melnick can view the results.

Intraoral Camera

In addition to digital x-rays and ViziLite® oral cancer screening, Dr. Melnick also uses an intraoral camera to diagnose potential problems. This tiny camera is inserted into the patient’s mouth to take high-quality images, showing details that are not visible to the naked eye. The images produced by the camera can be viewed on a computer screen so that you can see what Dr. Melnick sees during exams.

Advanced Sterilization Standards and Monitoring

We know that proper sterilization is a concern for many people considering specialist care. To put our patients’ minds at ease, we follow a strict sterilization protocol, and thoroughly sterilize all equipment between uses. We also monitor our sterilization equipment on a monthly basis to ensure that it is working properly. Our attention to proper sterilization standards is just another way we are committed to providing you the best care possible at Fifth Avenue Periodontics.

Schedule an Appointment at Fifth Avenue Periodontics Today

Contact Fifth Avenue Periodontics to schedule an appointment at our Midtown Manhattan practice, near Central Park. We offer dental technology, including ViziLite® oral cancer screening, and compassionate care to help make your dental care as comfortable and effective as possible.