What Is A Periodontist?

About Periodontists

A Periodontist is a dentist who has completed three additional years of specialty training and hands-on experience to prevent, diagnose and treat periodontal disease. They have advanced knowledge of placing dental implants and maintaining the oral health of their periodontal patients.

If your general dentist refers you to a periodontist you most likely are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease affects the gums, teeth, and bone beneath the gum tissue. If not treated correctly, this illness can result in the loss of teeth, bone, and gum tissue.

What Happens at My First Visit?

Our Goal is to provide you with a complete understanding of your condition and the treatments needed to restore you to optimum oral health. Your first visit will occasionally be followed by a separately scheduled consultation appointment.

During your initial evaluation you will receive a comprehensive periodontal examination and oral cancer screening. Digital radiographs will be taken to evaluate bone loss around your teeth and, if indicated, plaster cast impressions and digital photographs may be included to assist us in diagnosis and treatment planning. Depending on your particular needs and concerns, we may also utilize a digital 3-D Cone Beam CT scan for comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning.

Once the appropriate diagnostics have been gathered, Dr. Brown prefers to have an opportunity for thorough study and evaluation of the information presented to develop treatment plan options specific to helping you achieve oral health.

Your second visit will include a consultation at which time we may discuss the treatment plan options and answer any further questions you may have.

We look forward to educating you and welcoming you to our practice.

“A periodontist is skilled at saving natural teeth. Additionally, a periodontist is skilled at restoring bone, gum tissue and placing implants”


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