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Does a diabetic need to see a periodontist over a regular dentist?

Does a diabetic need to see a periodontist over a regular dentist?

Yes, yes and YES!!!: Diabetes and gums are interconnected. The worth your diabetes gets- your gums will follow... We have been providing specialized dentistry for diabetics for many years with excellent results. Our diabetic patients have healthier gums. There is also research that of your gums are healthier- your sugar blood level will be lower. So- yes, you need to see periodontist or specialized dental center for d. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Rubin
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Periodontics (Definition)

The branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the periodontium. ...Read more


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As I look back over the years I have found that it was me and not my general dentist who saw the need to see a periodontist. I'm glad I did. Comment?

As I look back over the years I have found that it was me and not my general dentist who saw the need to see a periodontist. I'm glad I did. Comment?

Terrific: It is fortunate that your problems were treated and that you now have a health mouth. Keep up the care and required therapy any you should minimize any further problems. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a periodontist and a regular dentist?

Specialist in perio: A periodontist is a dental specialist who received several years of education on periodontics after dental school. The periodontist is a specialist in all the structures of the mouth that "hold in" the teeth such as the gums, alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, etc. Periodontists treat gum disease, bone loss, gum recession, and many other issues. The dentist refers to perio for complex cases. ...Read more

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Do you need your dentist to refer you to see a periodontist ?

No: but it helps if your dentist refers you to someone they work together with to coordinate care. ...Read more

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What's the difference between periodontist and a regular dentist? Training and cost

PERIODONTIST: Regular dentist like your family dental doctor you go for regular check ups, cleaning, fillings, extraction etc.A periodontist is a specialist who only deals with diseases or gums and has special post graduate training and qualifications. ...Read more

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What's the difference between periodontist and a regular dentist, and would you be able to find one who takes self pay?

See below: A general dentist is trained in all areas of dental treatment. A peridontist specializes in treatment of diseases of the gums and supporting tissues of the teeth. Your general dentist can handle many gum problems, but if your needs are extensive or unique, he/she may refer you to a periodontist for more advanced treatment options. Self pay? Do you mean payment plans? Call around to see. ...Read more

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My general dentist examined my bite and asked that i see a periodontist about my bite. Why do you think he made the suggestion regarding the occlusion?

My general dentist examined my bite and asked that i see a periodontist about my bite. Why do you think he made the suggestion regarding the occlusion?

Occlusion: Advanced periodontal problems are usually assoiciated with occlusal problems. The proper distribution of force is important for good long term periodontal health. Periodontists are good at evaluating occlusal problems. ...Read more

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Should periodontist, his hygienist, or regular dentists hygienist do cleaning for elder with bad plaque?

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Should periodontist, his hygienist, or regular dentists hygienist do cleaning for elder with bad plaque?

Either: Any of the three is better than no one. It is actually more important that elderly people who have trouble with home care be monitored by dental health professionals. Schedule more frequent cleanings if there is a total lack of home care. Bad plaque means that the patient is having a hard time cleaning and needs tutoring if capable. ...Read more

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Is it typical for a periodontist to do dental cleaning or is it normal for a regular dentist to do this?

Very normal: Your dentist and periodontist form a partnership in your care. Routinely, the periodontist will want to see you for celanings to ensure followup to surgery as well as to closely monitor how your healing is taking place and if further intervention will be needed. ...Read more

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Why do you have to see a general dentist before a periodontist? general dentist said nothing wrong with gums but saw a periodontist/got deep cleaning

Always periodontist: It is very important to see a periodontist if you experience any of the symptoms of gum disease. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and alveolar bone resorption. ...Read more

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