The primary goal in periodontal therapy and dentistry in general is to provide the patient with a healthy, disease free, functioning and esthetic dentition. The types of periodontal treatments can range from removing and correcting disease….
It is impossible to properly diagnose and treat a patient dentally without looking at the patient as a whole person. Our decision on how to properly treat a patient is based on many factors. For example, to replace even a simple missing tooth we need to look at the health of the gums and bone, the health of the adjacent teeth, the position of the teeth and how the teeth contact and come together when you bite, the replacement options, our short term goals, our long term goals, possible future dental treatment/needs and what the patient wants and expects.
A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the supporting structures of the teeth and/or dental implant; primarily the jaw bone, gums and outer root and/or implant surface. A Periodontist has had at least 2-4 years of additional schooling after....
Most patients are referred to our office by way of their general dentist. The general dentist has made the referral because they either need the expert opinion of a Periodontist on a periodontal or pathologic condition or request the Periodontist to perform the treatment because the condition is more complex than what they are comfortable treating.
Periodontal disease is the progressive breakdown of supporting structures of the teeth. The condition may be localized to one tooth or area or may involve the whole mouth. This condition can affect individuals of all ages…. .