Periodontics is a speciality of dentistry that focuses on the health of the supporting structures of your teeth, they are trained in preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease they also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures such as crown lengthening and gum grafting.
Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation and are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
They specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. In addition, they are specially trained in the placement and repair of dental implants.
During the first visit, the periodontist usually reviews the patient’s complete medical and dental histories. It is extremely important for the periodontist to know if any medications are being taken or if you are being treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy.
Who Should See a Periodontist? The majority of periodontal needs can be managed by your general dentist. However some, patients with more complex cases, will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist.
Please talk to your dentist if you require and more information.