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What Are Symptoms Of Pariodontis Disease
New periodontist carefully and just charted all tooth surfaces for pocket depths. All were 1 or 2 mm. But, I have recession. Do I have perio disease?
What state?: What a hygienist is legally allowed to do varies from state to state. For preliminary scaling, the periodontist may delegate some duties to the hygienist if allowed in individual state. This will vary from office to office and from case to case. The periodontist is still responsible for all treatment rendered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I find a periodontist that offers lanap-periolase treatment for gum disease in the philippines/asia?
My dentist and periodontist told me I have scar tissue under my tongue. What are common symptoms of this scar tissue?
How old are you?: the scar you are talking about, could be a band, the band could limit the motion of the tongue, apparently it has not affecting you or your speech since you are a grown adult with unknown age. usually if it was discovered at young age, specially before school age, we usually cut it off, to prevent the child from having a speech problem. ...Read more
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 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 2 more doctor answers
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 2 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
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