Why See a Periodontist?
Have you ever thought what a periodontist is and why you need to see one? Well, you’re not alone. Some people believe that every dental problem is manageable by dentists only. Dentisry like medicine is a broad field to understand. Some dentists after they finish dental school go through additional training and pursue a specialization. Dentists can become either an orthodontist, a dental surgeon or a periodontist after specialized training.
At Niagara Periodontics, we’ll help clarify which professional you’ll need to address your specific dental problem.
A periodontist is an oral health professional that specializes in issues related to periodontal disease (prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management) and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontal disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the gums that if left untreated can cause teeth to fall out.
Periodontists are experts in treating oral inflammation, and they are skilled with the latest techniques for treating gum disease. They undergo extensive training in these specialized areas with an additional three years of dental school. They are also trained in doing cosmetic periodontal procedures, so if you have inflamed gums, the dental professional you should seek is a periodontist.
If you’re looking for a periodontist, visit our office at St. Catharines, Ontario. Here at Niagara Periodontics, we want you to achieve your best oral health through periodontic treatments.Appointment Request