Periodontists: specialists in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, gingival surgeries, and placement of dental implants
Periodontics is the dental specialty that focuses exclusively on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. Periodontists treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. Monument Endodontics & Periodontics offers a wide range of periodontal treatments, including: scaling and root planing (the cleaning of infected root surfaces), root surface debridement (the removal of damaged tissue), and regenerative procedures (the reversal of lost bone and tissue). When necessary, periodontists can also perform surgical procedures for patients with severe gum disease. Additionally, periodontists are trained in the placement, maintenance and repair of dental implants.
What is a periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal, or disease, and in the placement of dental implants. In addition to their general dentistry education, they receive up to three additional years of specialized training in periodontal disease treatment in both non-surgical treatments and periodontal plastic surgery procedures. As specialists in periodontal disease, they are experts in the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. They are also trained in cosmetic periodontal procedures.