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What Does a Periodontist Do?


Posted on 11/21/2022 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
What Does a Periodontist Do?Dentist, periodontist, orthodontist, prosthodontist, and endodontist. The dental industry is full of "tists." So, what makes a periodontist different from the rest? A periodontist is a dentist that specializes in periodontal disease treatment, diagnosis, prevention, as well as dental implant implantation.

What Does a Periodontist Treat?


Dentists frequently refer patients to a trusted periodontist when they have more problematic periodontal concerns, such as severe gum disease exacerbated by a complex medical history. Periodontists offer nonsurgical and surgical therapies including root debridement, crown lengthening, and bone and gum grafting. 

Dental Implant Surgery


Periodontists are particularly capable of performing dental implant surgery due to their extensive expertise in the gum tissue and underlying bone structure. Your implant surgery is carefully planned using cone beam technology, which produces 3D scans of your teeth, roots, and bone structure. A periodontist will work with your restorative dentist to ensure that the final tooth is both healthy and attractive.

Your First Visit


The periodontist will evaluate your oral and medical history during your initial session. Bring a list of your present medicines as well as any health issues you are having, since some of them might have an impact on your periodontal health. Your gums will be inspected by the periodontist for signs of gum recession. To check your jawbone, digital X-rays may be taken. If your dentist has identified you as having gum disease or you need a dental implant, you must visit a periodontist. Make an appointment with us today.

Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center


Dr. Melody J. Schiffer &
Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry



(470) 222-8983

320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809


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