Periodontists are experts who have received extensive training in treating oral inflammation. They continue their studies past dental school, specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. Additionally, they are trained in the placement of dental implants and are able to perform cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Periodontists most often treat problematic periodontal cases: patients with a complete medical history or those with advanced gum disease. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatment options often customized for the individual patient. Common procedures include scaling, root planning, and removal of damaged tissue. Other surgical procedures may be recommended.
It’s common for dentists to work with periodontists on implant cases because of their specialty in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants. A periodontist’s involvement ensures that you are getting the best care for dental implants.
If you would like to learn more about periodontal disease, the specialists, or dental implants please give us a call at (717) 865-3457.