What Is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a dental specialty that involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function, and aesthetics of these structures and tissues.
Who Is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in
the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease and
in the placement of dental implants. A periodontist typically has
had two to three years of additional training in diagnosing and
treating gum disease and its associated problems. Periodontists are
familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating
Moreover, periodontists can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to improve your smile. Often, dentists refer their patients to a periodontist when their periodontal disease is advanced.
For more information on periodontics or to schedule an appointment with our periodontist, call Endodontics & Periodontics Associates of Tampa Bay at 913-960-9080 today!