Periodontics

Periodontics

Periodontics is the dental specialty focusing exclusively in the inflammatory disease 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, We are experts in the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. We are also trained in cosmetic periodontal procedures.

What causes Periodontal Disease?

Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form bacteria-harboring “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar.

Risk Factors

  • Smoking.
  • Hormonal changes in girls/women.
  • Diabetes.
  • Stress.
  • Medications.
  • Illnesses.
  • Genetic susceptibility.

Procedures

  • Professional dental cleaning
  • Deep scaling and root planning

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