What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dental professional who specializes in the care of the support structures of the teeth, primarily the gums and jaw. From prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease to the placement of dental implants, periodontics includes a wide range of services.
Periodontists must complete an additional three years of specialized education and extensive training beyond dental school. When it comes to complex treatment needs, choosing a specialist offers the highest standard of care tailored to your needs.
We provide the following periodontic services:
- Periodontal Maintenance Program. Home care is an extremely important part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but even excellent home care cannot prevent bacteria and plaque. We will recommend a periodontal maintenance program that is best for you based on how quickly you develop calculus and your past and current periodontal health.
- Surgical Periodontal Care. Surgical periodontal care includes procedures that encourage tissue regeneration, such as bone and gum grafting. It also includes removal or reshaping of tissue, such as in crown lengthening procedures.
- Non-Surgical Periodontal Care. Non-surgical periodontal care refers to procedures that don’t require the cutting of tissue, such as laser therapy. One example is LANAP™ (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure).