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Question about gum disease and seeeimg expert/ who first?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It depends on the cause of the gum disease.
See your dentist first for a full evaluation. Sometimes your dentist may refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) for more severe cases. Furthermore, your medical doctor may also be involved as diseases like diabetes can affect the gums.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the cause of the gum disease.
See your dentist first for a full evaluation. Sometimes your dentist may refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) for more severe cases. Furthermore, your medical doctor may also be involved as diseases like diabetes can affect the gums.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Eric Linden
Dentistry - Periodontics
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In brief: Periodontist

Go right to the expert in treating gum disease - a periodontist (preferably a periodontist trained in lanap – an innovative and less invasive treatment utilizing the laser).
You will then be referred to a restorative dentist as needed. http://www.drgums.com.

In brief: Periodontist

Go right to the expert in treating gum disease - a periodontist (preferably a periodontist trained in lanap – an innovative and less invasive treatment utilizing the laser).
You will then be referred to a restorative dentist as needed. http://www.drgums.com.
Dr. Eric Linden
Dr. Eric Linden
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
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In brief: General dentist 1st

You should first see a general dentist.
There the dentist and hygienest will assess the level of your periodontal (gum) health. If the dentist thinks he can resolve your problems in his office, you can get treatment done there. If it is more serious, the dentist may refer you to a periodontist who is a specialist in the field of gums, bone, and all the structures that surround and hold in the teet.

In brief: General dentist 1st

You should first see a general dentist.
There the dentist and hygienest will assess the level of your periodontal (gum) health. If the dentist thinks he can resolve your problems in his office, you can get treatment done there. If it is more serious, the dentist may refer you to a periodontist who is a specialist in the field of gums, bone, and all the structures that surround and hold in the teet.
Dr. James Beck
Dr. James Beck
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