Who is a periodontist?

A periodontist is a dental specialist who has the training and experience required by the American Dental Association to diagnose, treat, and prevent different forms of gum condition and tooth/teeth replacement. They are adapt at using the latest techniques to diagnose and treat periodontal issues and perform cosmetic periodontal procedures including advanced dental implant surgery, sinus lifting, bone regeneration/augmentation enhancing by growth factors extracting from blood all can be done under IV sedation .

After completing three years of dental school, periodontists must complete an extra three years of specialty postgraduate training through a hospital or university-based program accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA).

As research suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, some periodontal treatment may require a greater understanding and increased level of expertise by a trained specialist. Patients who have moderate to severe levels of periodontal disease, or patients with complex medical cases, may be best served by treatment from a periodontist.

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