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What is a periodontist?

What is a periodontist?

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 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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How to become a periodontist?

Three steps: 1.College 4 years. 2. Dental School 4 years. 3. Full-time Perio residency 3 years. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What's it like to be a periodontist?

What's it like to be a periodontist?

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 more

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What is the training of a periodontist?

What is the training of a periodontist?

More school: After four years of dental school, then on to a specialty residency of, now a days, three-more years. ...Read more

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How much further can a periodontist go?

How much further can a periodontist go?

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 more

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How many people see a periodontist for cleaning?

How many people see a periodontist for cleaning?

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 more

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What is a periodontist? What do they specialize in?

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What is a periodontist? What do they specialize in?

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 more

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What happens at an initial periodontist appointment?

Evaluation&Diagnosis: You will be evaluated and a diagnosis of your condition will be established. Depending on the office, treatment may be started the same day. Call your periodontist and ask them :-) ...Read more

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Are periodontists supposed to do the crown lengthening and a general the restorative?

Are periodontists supposed to do the crown lengthening and a general the restorative?

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 more

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