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Can a general dentist treat gum disease?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: General Dentistry

General dentistry is the first line of defense against dental disease.
We are usually the first on the scene. Patients first come to a general dental practice to have an overall view at their mouth to determine their dental needs. From there a general dentist will refer out any treatment needing a more specialized care. Gum disease is first treated in the general office and referred out as needed.

In brief: General Dentistry

General dentistry is the first line of defense against dental disease.
We are usually the first on the scene. Patients first come to a general dental practice to have an overall view at their mouth to determine their dental needs. From there a general dentist will refer out any treatment needing a more specialized care. Gum disease is first treated in the general office and referred out as needed.
Dr. Abel Loredo
Dr. Abel Loredo
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
General dentist are more than qualified to treat the early and moderates stages of gum disease. Advanced stages can be referred out!
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Of Course

General dentists are certainly qualified to diagnose and treat gum disease.
In fact we are often the first line of defense for most patients. For more information about this please talk to your dentist.

In brief: Of Course

General dentists are certainly qualified to diagnose and treat gum disease.
In fact we are often the first line of defense for most patients. For more information about this please talk to your dentist.
Dr. John Comisi
Dr. John Comisi
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Absolutely.

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Definitely

The general dentist are the doctors that treat most gum diseases.
If the gum disease is very severe you may be referred to a periodontist.

In brief: Definitely

The general dentist are the doctors that treat most gum diseases.
If the gum disease is very severe you may be referred to a periodontist.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A general debris can treat gum or periodontal disease.
X-rays and clinician exam will help diagnose and present a treatment plan. If the diagnosis is more severe then usually the general dentist has the option to refer you to a periodontist.

In brief: Yes

A general debris can treat gum or periodontal disease.
X-rays and clinician exam will help diagnose and present a treatment plan. If the diagnosis is more severe then usually the general dentist has the option to refer you to a periodontist.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dr. Kim Capehart
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