As you may already know, a periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the gum, bone and connective tissues that surround and support your teeth — in short, everything that attaches your teeth to you.
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontists treat oral inflammation, including the treatment of periodontitis (Periodontal Disease). They do this by helping you understand the types of periodontal disease as well as the signs and symptoms.
Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond normal dental school.
Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as patients who are suffering from severe gum disease or have a complex medical history. They also offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed). They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of periodontal surgical procedures. Also, periodontists are specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of Dental Implants.