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What is a periodontist?

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Dr. Abel Loredo
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Abel Loredo
Dr. Abel Loredo
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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Floss & Brush!

Periodontitis is a gum infection/inflammation that can spread and destroy soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth.
Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease than those with out. See your dentist for check ups and floss and brush everyday!

In brief: Floss & Brush!

Periodontitis is a gum infection/inflammation that can spread and destroy soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth.
Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease than those with out. See your dentist for check ups and floss and brush everyday!
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
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Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A Dental Specialist

A periodontist is a dentist who has undergone an additional three years of specialty training in the treatment of gum disease/disorders and all surgical facets of dental implant therapy.

In brief: A Dental Specialist

A periodontist is a dentist who has undergone an additional three years of specialty training in the treatment of gum disease/disorders and all surgical facets of dental implant therapy.
Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp
Dr. Jonathan Waasdorp
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Dr. Randy Nolf
50% of adults in the US have the bone eating form of gum disease called periodontitis yet insurance company data shows only 5 to 7 % of insured patients are treated. Gum disease is a major untreated disease in the US, periodontists are more important than ever. Everyone should seek a wellness exam from a periodontist and take the Dental Test at www.theDentalTest.com.
Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gums specialist

Periodontist deals with come complex gum problems, that may require surgery to treat and correct gum problems due to gum disease or to correct cosmetic gum irregularities.

In brief: Gums specialist

Periodontist deals with come complex gum problems, that may require surgery to treat and correct gum problems due to gum disease or to correct cosmetic gum irregularities.
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