As you may already know, we are super excited to welcome Dr. Jennifer Shango to the practice as our new on-site periodontist! With all this perio on the brain, we thought this would be a good opportunity to talk more about exactly what a periodontist is and what one can do for you!
A periodontist is a dentist who has trained extensively in periodontics, the specialized field of dentistry dealing with the supporting tissues of your teeth - i.e. the gum and bone. A periodontist will undergo advanced training in these areas after dental school, typically in the form of a 3 year residency.
The crux of a periodontist’s practice lies in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. In addition to gum grafting and periodontal therapy, periodontists can perform complex extractions, sinus lifts, implant placement and more.
Signs that you should get yourself to a periodontist (or at LEAST a general dentist!) include:
If you are ever unclear on what’s going on with your oral health or who you need to see, your general dentist is the place to start. They can help you identify any problems and point you in the right direction!
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