If you have a problem with your gums, such as inflammation, redness, bleeding, or even loose teeth, then you should see a periodontist - a dental professional specializing in treating gum diseases.
As a specialist, you’re likely to visit a periodontist if referred by your general or pediatric dentist, if you exhibit signs and symptoms of gum disease or other problems affecting the support structures of your teeth. Periodontists can detect the early signs of problems affecting the gums, jawbone, and connective gum tissue, and recommend an appropriate intervention to keep them from progressing and heal them.
You may need periodontal help for problems affecting the:
A visit to the periodontist is like any other visit to a dental professional. In the dentist’s office, the periodontist will examine your teeth and gums, review your medical history and x-ray charts, and look for any conditions that may prevent you from receiving certain treatments before recommending an appropriate treatment plan for your case.
For mild cases of gum disease, the periodontist may recommend non-surgical procedures such as scaling and root planing to remove tartar under the gum line and in the gum pockets. For serious gum and bone problems, you may require surgical treatments such as pocket reduction and bone regeneration.
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