A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease (a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth, also known as gum disease), and in the placement of dental implants.
A dentist may recommend a visit to a periodontist if they suspect that the patient has gum disease or if there are signs of inflammation, bleeding, or infections in the gums. A periodontist specializes in the treatment of gum diseases and can provide more specialized care and treatment options. It is important to follow through with the recommendation to prevent further complications and maintain good oral health.
A periodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. They also perform procedures such as dental implant placement, gum grafts, and scaling and root planing to help restore and maintain the health of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases and other conditions that affect the supporting structures of the teeth. While dentists focus on the general health and maintenance of teeth, periodontists have additional education and training to handle more complex cases.
The choice between an oral surgeon and a periodontist for dental implants involves several factors, including case complexity, patient health, and practitioner expertise for surgery and aesthetics (implants). To make an informed decision, consult with both specialists and consider their recommendations along with personal preferences. I also recommend you review their online case studies and reviews. Crucially, ensure the chosen practitioner is licensed and experienced in dental implant procedures.