Treating gum disease is possible with the help of a periodontist. They specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of advanced periodontal, or gum diseases. You’re in good hands. Periodontists are experts in treating periodontal disease. They receive up to three years of additional training than a dentist. They offer a wide range of services to treat gum disease.
Periodontists are specialised dentists who have had additional dental training. Periodontists treat gum disease, including non-surgical treatments and periodontal plastic surgery procedures. They're also experts in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Their treatments range from scaling and root planing (a treatment for periodontal disease), to soft tissue grafts (to cover the exposed roots of teeth, reduce sensitivity or prevent additional recession).
Periodontics has been a form of dentistry since the early 1900s. It's specialist dentistry for the treatment of periodontal, or gum disease.
The procedures a periodontist does are:
Periodontists often work with patients needing dental implants. They provide a fixed solution to replace missing teeth and improve support and stability of partial or complete dentures.
Some of the other treatments periodontists may do are:
If your dentist or specialist gives you advice about daily preventative dental care like teeth brushing techniques and how often you should floss, write it down. It takes time to build a new habit.