What Do Periodontists Do?

Gum disease

Most people are aware that they must take care of their teeth. They follow or try to follow a regular routine of oral hygiene – brushing, flossing and mouthwash to prevent decay and bad breath. But gums are just as susceptible to disease and bacteria as teeth, and don’t get much attention. For people who might be wondering why see a periodontist, the answer is simple. Periodontists treat gum disease of various kinds. They also place dental implants, which are a new and more convenient alternative to dentures.

What do periodontists do?
Periodontists specialize in treatment of the support structures of your teeth, including the gums, cementum, periodontal membranes, and alveolar bone. Their work includes prevention, diagnosis, and Continue reading