Periodontist

Periodontists are trained for the care and prevention of gum-related diseases, guided bone regeneration, and dental implants. It is the specialty of dentistry that includes managing diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or implants, and the maintenance of the health, function, and esthetics of these structures and surrounding tissues.  Among other things, they can recognize and treat the early stages of gum inflammation before it gets out of hand; perform minor surgery to resolve complicated cases of periodontitis (severe gum disease); use lasers or gum grafting techniques to restore the appearance of a smile; and even place dental implants in the jaw, when a tooth can’t be saved.

 

For more information on Periodontist Dentistry please see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodontology