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Periodontist: A periodontist is a dentist who is specialized in the treatment of the supporting tissues of the teeth. In other words he treats the gums, jaw bone and periodontal ligament. They all have been trained in general dentistry before branching out into the field of periodontics. Some add implant treatment to their practice in their quest of helping patients have a full dentition. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Fantastic, rewarding: It is a very exciting time for our practice having instituted an fda cleared laser protocol in our practice over 7 years ago. The patient experience is positive and with little to no discomfort. We are able to avoid traditional surgery whenever possible we are treating more patients than ever that would not have normally gone through the older methods of treating periodontal disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: I assume you're comparing a periodontist to a general dentist. A periodontist limits his practice to recognized periodontal procedures. A general dentist is limited in the scope of his treatment only by his level of education. So really the question should be, can a general dentist treat you to the same level as a periodontist, and the answer is that it depends on the training of the generalist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lots: Adults with a healthy mouth to see dds for cleaning 2-4 times a year. That's millions-how many actually go? Who knows. Can a general dentist handle it? Certainly. Periodontists are gum specialists. Commonest cause of tooth loss is not bad teeth, but bad gums. They will decide on the appropriate frequency for cleanings, follow up, surgery (if needed). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perio and Implant: A periodontist is a dentist specialized in diagnosing and treating various condition of the periodontal pathology such as gingivitis and periodontitis. They perform grafting and various surgical procedure to to improve the periodontal health of your dentition. This will ensure the longevity of your dentition. They also are trained and very capable in performing implant therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extremely few!: There are no statistics that we can give you. ...Read more
Not always.: There are some very well trained general dentists or prosthodontists who can do both the crown lengthening procedure as well as the restorative dentistry. Some do the surgery conventionally and others using laser treatment. But if your dentist does only the restorative treatment, they will refer you to a periodontist whom they work with to provide the periodontal surgical procedures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Who is my periodontist's periodontist? Maybe a match to insurance plan! how to ask the #? (asking friends, etc., goes nowhere).
Ask: You might ask other specialists in your area. For example an oral surgeon or endodontist may know a good periodontist. Or make a few phone calls of different dental offices and ask them. If you make enough calls you should keep hearing the same name again and again... That will probably be a good choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My periodontist thinks I worry too much. But I want to get more second opinions. Is pocket depth checking something that should be avoided?
No: Periodontal probing should do no harm.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why isn't my periodontist telling me the cause of my big recession? I go for my quarterly cleanings. Why does he not volunteer the answer in any way?
Informed consent: Part of informed consent is getting the diagnosis from a provider. If that doesn't happen, treatment is done without proper patient understanding of the risks, benefits, and altrernatives to that treatment. No one would take their car to a mechanic and receive a bill without knowing what the bill was for. Similarly, a patient should receive a reasonable explanation of their condition. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I see a periodontist. I want to see the one my own perio. Uses. If i ask the front desk, they will inform my dr. If i ask him--he will be annoyed. ?
Different specialtie: Orthodontists are trained 2-3 years after getting their dental degrees. They deal with malocclusions, straightening teeth, etc. Periodontist s are dentists that also HAV 2-3 years of extra training and their domain is treating diseases of the gums and underlying bone. Many are also experts at placing implants. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Endo vs Perio: A endodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of the nerve of teeth. He can surgically or through conventional root canal treatment save teeth from being lost. A periodontist is a dentist specialized in the treatment of the supporting tissues of the teeth, such as the gums, jaw bone and periodontal ligament. Both fields in dentistry are essential in saving teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: 60-80% of population have some form of gum disease that requires scaling. 30-40% in the adult usa population, 10% of those are advanced cases. 30% have no resistance. More over age 30, more in males, more in certain race groups, more in lower socio-economic status. Gum disease is the second most common disease in the world. Can be treated by gpdentist, hygienist, or periodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terry Sandroff: While i may not be close to my family...I do know I have a first cousin who is a periodontist. When i was a vp do a dental insurance company based in chicago i heard his name mentioned several times while up there for meetings. Just tell him his cousin in st. Louis say hi. Earl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I asked my periodontist to select a new general dds for me from an insurance list of 6 that he knew. All he said: "they are all good men". Huh?
Check reviews: On those doctors. Sites like demandforce, yelp, healthgrades, ratemds, google, yahoo, dr. Oogle, wellness, vitals.Com, etc. Additionally, ask friends or co-workers. Visit their websites, view their office, check their credentials and view their portfolio (before and afters). Take your time selecting every one of your health care providers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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