Why Choose a Periodontist
Posted on 10/10/2022 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
|A periodontist is a specialized dentist treating gum disease and supporting tissues. These professionals can perform complex dental procedures such as grafting, bone augmentation, treatment of periodontal pockets, surgery, scaling, and root planing. Therefore, these dentists help ensure the proper functioning of your oral system alongside other benefits. Here are some reasons why you should choose periodontists instead of other dentists:
A periodontist has completed a residency program after dental school and acquires additional gum disease treatment training. This allows them to provide more advanced treatment options than other dentists. They can also diagnose and treat gum disease much sooner than general dentists.
During their residency program, periodontists receive more hands-on training in the clinic than general dentists. Thus, they are better prepared to identify early signs of gum disease and offer advanced treatment options compared to other dentists, helping solve problems before they worsen.
A periodontist has expertise in treating many gum diseases, including necrotic tissue, calculus, abscesses, and loose teeth. This gives them a great advantage over general dentists, who might only see a few cases of gum disease yearly. In addition, a periodontist can solve many issues throughout their career, increasing their skills.
Periodontists use more advanced procedures than general dentists. These may include surgical procedures to treat gum disease and tooth loss caused by periodontal diseases. Also, they have multiple treatments compared to general dentists, which help improve your overall oral health and the aesthetic value of your smile. For instance, periodontists have extensive training in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases affecting the mouth's gums, bones, teeth, and supporting structures. They use many different treatment options, depending on what kind of problem you have or what stage your condition is in. Such treatment options include antibiotic therapy, scaling, root planing, surgery, implants, or other therapeutic options as needed for optimal results for your mouth.