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Periodontics is a dental specialty that involves treatment of the areas around your teeth - gums, jaw bones, and tissue.
You can compare it to the foundation of a house - a strong foundation to your teeth is critical to maintaining your dental health. Periodontists are specialists who receive three years of advanced training following completion of dental school.
This training gives them special expertise in treating gum diseases, bone loss, inflammation, and placing dental implants.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology is a periodontist who completes additional testing and continuing education to receive board certification.
When do you need to see a Periodontist?
Many people seek a periodontist when their primary dentist refers them. However we encourage you to contact us immediately if you notice any of these warning signs of periodontal problems:
Before and After Lip Repositioning Surgery