Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that focuses exclusively on inflammatory diseases that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal or disease, and in the placement of dental implants.
Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. As specialists in periodontal disease, they are experts in the most modern techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. They are also trained in cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Periodontists treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, including root scaling and planing (cleaning of infected root surfaces), debridement of the root surface (removal of damaged tissue), and regenerative procedures (inversion of bone and tissue). lost). When necessary, periodontists can also perform surgical procedures for patients with severe periodontal disease. In addition, periodontists are trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.