Posted on 1/27/2018 by ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center
If you are wondering why you may need a periodontist, then you should be aware of what types of services they offer. They have many different services that can come in handy when it comes to keeping your oral health intact.
Some people only turn to a periodontist when they need help with their gums, but there are services that go beyond gum health that they can help with. Here are some of the services to expect.
Services You Can Get from a Periodontist
Since a periodontist specializes in the tissues that surround the teeth, including the bone, gums, and ligaments, they can help with those areas specifically.
This means one of their most common procedures is what is known as scaling and root planing. This is when your periodontist cleans out the areas between your gums and teeth, but below the gum line.
Periodontists can also help with dental implants and options like crown lengthening. You can also get gum reshaping done at many periodontal offices.
These can help you have a healthier, and nicer looking smile in very little time. Dental implants can also help you to restore full functionality to your mouth when you had a missing tooth (or more).
If you aren't sure what a periodontist can do for you, then it is best to ask your dentist. Some dentists also have periodontal specializations, while others would refer out for those services. Either way, they can give you an idea of what options your mouth would have if you were to seek out their services.
If you have issues with your gum health, then these are the specialists to call. They can help if your gum health isn't quite as high as you would like for it to be, which will then help to restore your overall oral health, as well.
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