Who is a Periodontist?

You may be thinking, “what is a Periodontist and why am I being referred?”

A Periodontist is a dental specialist who deals with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Periodontal Diseases. That includes the tissue that surrounds a tooth including gum, bone and connective tissue. You might be experiencing pain to hot or cold temperatures, gum recession, swelling, gum sensitivity, abscess, bad breath, tooth mobility or you may have no symptoms at all. You might be experiencing these symptoms because of deep decay, trauma, periodontal pockets, gum infection, gum recession and other reasons.

There are several ways in which Periodontists save teeth and or help you replace them by dental implants. Millions of people experience gum disease at some point in their lives. A Periodontists is specialized in this area and plays a valuable role in fighting this very common disease.

Moreover, you’re in good hands. All Periodontists complete three years of post doctorate education to become a specialist. Plus 6 years of general academic dentistry education, that’s approximately 9 years of college.