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What Are The Oral Health Issues Addressed By A Periodontist?

Posted on 9/25/2023 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
What Are The Oral Health Issues Addressed By A Periodontist?The term periodontist may not be familiar to many people. Some of the most common terms that refer to dental professionals known to many are dentists or oral surgeons. A periodontist is a dental practitioner with advanced training in the gingival tissue or gum and the entire structure surrounding it. They address several gum problems, some of which are discussed below.


Periodontists have acquired knowledge in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease that causes damage to the gum tissue and underlying bone. This oral health condition is known as periodontitis, and it is where the profession got its name from. Periodontal disease can further lead to loss of teeth, if not treated. Periodontists use several techniques to tackle periodontitis, including flap surgery, laser surgery, gum grafts, bone grafts, and deep cleaning referred to as scaling and root planing.

Gum Recession

This is a condition where the gum tends to pull back, leaving the tooth roots exposed. It occurs as a result of infection, disease, age, and poor oral hygiene. A periodontist performs oral surgery to restore your gums and prevent more infection and tooth loss.

Tooth Loss

For a missing tooth or a set of missing teeth, a periodontist will replace them using dental implants. This type of restoration procedure will include replacing the whole tooth structure, including the roots. This helps in bone growth stimulation and re-established bite function, health, and aesthetics.

Bone Loss

Lost teeth lead to the deterioration of the underlying bone. For lost bone tissue, a periodontist will use the bone grafting technique to rebuild the jawbone and ensure you receive implants successfully and your facial look doesn't change.

Cosmetic Surgery

Periodontists address both functional and aesthetic dental concerns. Your smile can be elevated through processes like crown lengthening and gummy smile surgery treatment. Do not suffer from gum disease in silence. Reach out to our periodontist by contacting our offices to book an appointment.

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Dr. Melody J. Schiffer
Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla

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320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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