What is a Periodontist? A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal disease. A periodontist also specializes in the replacement of teeth using Dental Implants and Dental Implant Supported Dentures.
Periodontists are a vital part of your dental health team. Healthy gum tissues and bone levels are essential for overall dental health. Without healthy gums and adequate bone, even the healthiest tooth structure can fall victim to periodontal disease. Our dental team will help you understand the types of periodontal disease as well as it’s signs and symptoms of periodontal disease that you should watch for. To accomplish this, Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including a minimum of three additional years of education beyond normal dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and are also trained in performing Cosmetic Periodontal Procedures.