A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease.

Frequently Asked Questions

Popular Treatments for Periodontics

This is a popular but limited list of treatments for Periodontics. Some Periodontics locations may provide more or less treatment options than others.

Dental Implants

Implants can be placed by either a general or specialist dentist. The type of dentist that performs the implant is less important than the training and experience of the dentist.

Antibiotic Treatment

Antibiotic Treatment is designed to kill bacteria, preserve gum tissue and prevent tooth loss due to periodontal disease. Infections of the root and gums are usually caused from bacteria on the surface of your teeth.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Guided tissue regeneration can help repair some of the damage done by periodontal disease. It can improve the odds of keeping your natural teeth by helping the body to regenerate lost bone and tissues in which support the teeth.

Scaling & Root Planing

Also known as a deep dental cleaning which is a procedure that helps clean bacteria below the gum line and to help gums grow back along the base of teeth. A procedure which if recommended by your dentist can put you on track to good periodontal health.

Soft Tissue/Gum Grafts

Your dentist may recommend a gum tissue graft with the evidence of receding gums. Gum recession exposes the roots of your teeth which increases sensitivity and also increases the chances of decay on the root surface.

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American Academy of Periodontology A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.