What Services Do Periodontists Provide to Patients?

What Services Do Periodontists Provide to Patients?

Posted by PS Dental on Dec 14 2021, 03:19 AM

Periodontists are trained in gum health and treating severe stages of gum disease, whereas dentists focus on the entire mouth. Gum disease can affect anyone and can range in severity from moderate to severe. Gum disease, if not treated promptly, can result in tooth loss, gum recession, and holes in the gum tissue. Additionally, visit PS dental in Tigard, OR, regularly to maintain appropriate oral hygiene and to promote a healthy dental lifestyle.

What Do Periodontists Treat?

Periodontists specialize in the treatment and care of periodontal disease-related diseases. This disease affects several regions of the mouth, including the teeth' roots, gums, and the structures that surround them. While gingivitis is easily treated, if left untreated, it progresses to the more deadly periodontitis. They also help those who want to have dental implants, which are a type of restorative dentistry that involves the placement of titanium mounting pegs in the jaw.

What Can I Expect from the Periodontist?

Your initial visit will most likely be similar to any other visit to the dentist. The specialist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, as well as a thorough assessment of your medical history, to find any drug interactions or previous disorders that may have caused or exacerbated your problem. The Periodontist will next make a diagnosis and prescribe a course of action. Treatment may be as simple as adjusting your dental hygiene practice; it may also include prescription medication, and in severe cases, surgery.

What Are the Signs That I Might Need to See a Periodontist?

  • Gums that are red, swollen, and bleeding, especially after flossing and brushing
  • Bacterial presence is indicated by unpleasant flavors and foul breath
  • Deep pockets surrounding your gums or a receding gum line are both signs of periodontitis
  • Teeth feel loose or out of place
  • Discomfort while eating
  • Sensitivity to temperature
  • Your family has a genetic history of gum disease
  • Cigarette smoking habits
  • Diabetes
  • Having never had a periodontist evaluate my teeth

What Else Does a Periodontist Do?

Regenerative treatments that aid in the rebuilding of destroyed bone are also part of a periodontist's specialization. While complete repair is uncommon, it can help restore some of your jaw's integrity. They can also perform gum transplant surgery if you've had trauma or decay remove critical gums. They also conduct a variety of aesthetic operations, one of which is the lengthening of dental crowns by removing or contouring extra gum and bone tissue to make your teeth appear larger. 

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