A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in dealing with the maintenance of health and the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, as well as the placement of Dental Implants.
Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Who should see a Periodontist?
Patients who are faced with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease, or patients with more complex cases, will be best managed with the help of a periodontist.