What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who has become a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gums and supporting bones of the teeth. In addition, he performs cosmetic, periodontal procedures and dental implants to help patients achieve the smile they desire.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection that destroys the attachment fibers and supporting bone that anchor your teeth. It has been referred to as the "silent epidemic" because it is typically painless but responsible for up to 90% of all adult tooth loss. If left untreated it can lead to bad breath, bleeding gums, loose teeth and eventually tooth loss.
What Factors Contribute to Periodontal Disease?
There are many factors, such as: stress, diabetes, bacteria, grinding, clenching, inadequate home care and certain medications.
Why should I go to a periodontist for my dental implant?
Periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in treating the gums and the supporting bone. Therefore, they have special knowledge and training to help patients achieve optimal results and to have their implants look and feel natural.