In order to have a beautiful smile you need to keep your gums and the surrounding structures around your teeth healthy.
Periodontics is the dental specialty focusing exclusively in the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. Additionally, periodontists are trained in the placement, maintenance and repair of dental implants. They perform cosmetic periodontal procedures such as remodeling of the soft tissue and perform bone grafting in case of bone loss.
Periodontists treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis (inflammation of the gums: your gums bleed when you brush your teeth) to more severe periodontitis (presence of deep pockets around your teeth with bone loss).
You need to see a periodontist:
If your gums bleed
Your teeth are mobile
Bad taste in your mouth
Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as 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).
Please make an appointment to discuss your case.