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What Is The Role of a Periodontist?

Posted on 11/8/2021 by Barbara Ketchum
What Is The Role of a Periodontist?Dentistry's primary objective is to preserve teeth and keep them healthy for a lifespan. The periodontist's primary function in dentistry is to accomplish precisely that. Teeth that have been impacted by chronic periodontitis or mechanically destroyed can usually be salvaged and have a decent long future using modern procedures and technology.

Different methods are used to heal teeth that have been identified with gum disease and are in danger of loss. Exfoliating and root trimming are frequently used to treat early illness. This may be used with an antibiotic treatment on occasion. Surgery of more severe illness usually requires surgical intervention to promote a healthy tooth connection maintained by daily oral care and periodic periodontal cleanings. Following treatment, good management is intimately connected to a lifespan of preventative care.

When a tooth is considered untreatable, a periodontist is the best person to replace it with an implant. Periodontists are trained to working closely with aesthetic dentists to seek treatment, which is crucial for effective implant dentistry. To achieve a good long-term outcome, periodontists generally stress a preventative maintenance regimen following implant installation. If you have any questions concerning more roles of a periodontist, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What Exactly Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a prevalent dental issue that primarily affects adults. The disease, though, can strike at any age. Typically, the illness develops over time but without producing any irritation or suffering. In other situations, the patient may not experience any symptoms until the illness worsens and they are in jeopardy of losing teeth. The condition frequently begins with gingivitis which is followed by gum disease. Gingivitis, on the other hand, does not necessarily proceed to periodontitis. If you want to know other related gum diseases, seek medical guidance, or call our office today.

Who Is in Need of Periodontal Care?

While a regular dentist may handle most dental issues, periodontal disease, frequently linked with other chronic illnesses, should be treated by a periodontist. In most situations, dentists and periodontists collaborate to treat patients with varying severity periodontal disease. In need of periodontal care? Seek medical help, or call us immediately
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