What Does A Periodontist Do?

A periodontist is a specialist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases, and in the surgical placement and maintenance of dental implants. Receiving three more years of schooling beyond regular dentist school they focus on periodontal disease and other aspects of the gums as well as the rest of the supporting structures of the teeth.

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The most important aspect periodontists deal with is periodontal disease.  What is periodontal disease?  It is gum disease.  Gum disease can range from simple swelling of the gums to major damage around the supporting areas for the teeth which include soft tissue and bone.  The most important thing periodontists want to do is prevent tooth loss due to gum disease.

Periodontists will also focus on dental implants such as permanent dentures and single tooth implants.   These are the most effective tooth replacement options when you have lost a tooth for any reason.

Periodontists may also deal with oral pathology.  Oral pathology refers to diseases, most often oral cancer, involving the mouth, jaws, and related structures like the salivary glands, temporomandibular joints, facial muscles, and perioral skin, skin around the mouth.   The temporomandibular joint is the joint of the jaw and most commonly known as TMJ.

Anthem Periodontists wants to provide the best possible dental care you deserve.  If you would like to start with an evaluation on the status of your periodontal health you can call the Summerlin Las Vegas office at (702) 562-9024, the Henderson office at (702) 270-4600 or schedule your first appointment right here on the website.

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