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What Does a Periodontist Do?

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Moyer Office
What Does a Periodontist Do?It is very easy to for your focus to be on your teeth, and with good reason! Flossing, brushing, and mouthwash are all key ways you can keep your teeth clean. However, we often forget that our teeth are only as strong as our gums. Periodontists specialize in making sure our gum health is as good as it can be.

When You May Need a Periodontist

Periodontists are dentists who focus on periodontal disease, that is, gum disease. Gum disease refers to a few different diseases that weaken your gums over time and, if not treated, can lead to serious deterioration of your teeth or even your jaw. Periodontists get called in when the dental work needed is complex or when there is a medical history that requires a more experienced or delicate approach.

As periodontists, we have a large focus on the specialized surgeries that treat periodontal disease. Some examples of surgeries performed by periodontists are scaling or root planing, which cleans the surface of your teeth roots. Another surgery a periodontist might perform is root surface debridement, where we remove the damaged gum tissue in order to prevent further spreading of the disease. Overall, a periodontist focuses on diseases that inflame either your gums or other areas of your mouth. They are best equipped out of all dentists to help you.

In addition to surgeries that focus on periodontal disease, periodontists are also specialized in surgeries that help repair, replace, or maintain any dental implants. These situations are not as common as their focus on periodontal disease and other diseases that inflame the gums, but they are still specialized and equipped to do these surgeries. If you or a family member has experienced inflamed gums repeatedly, please contact our office and we will see how we can help you.

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