Periodontists are dental specialists who have extensive training in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Regular periodontal examinations should be part of any dental check-up, and your general dentist should be able to determine the extent of periodontal disease.It is especially important to see a periodontist if you are experiencing moderate to advanced periodontal disease. Since periodontal disease can spread silently and with minimal visible signs, an examination may be the only way to detect periodontal disease. If you have diabetes, heart or respiratory disease, osteoporosis, malnutrition, or smoke or use tobacco, you should also see a periodontist regularly.
In addition to the treatment of periodontal disease, our periodontal specialists also offer the following services: