Periodontics is typically performed by a periodontist. A periodontist is a dental professional specializing in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of various types of periodontal disease. In addition, a periodontist will place dental implants when necessary.
A periodontist will work with a wide range of dental conditions including everything from severe gum disease to infections below the gum line. In addition, a periodontist often uses a variety of surgical procedures as a way to properly place and maintain and even repair dental implants. In most cases an initial visit with a periodontist will involve a discussion of medical and dental history as well as a detailed examination of the gums and teeth to check for any possible recession. A periodontist will also examine how the teeth fit together while biting. While some general dentistry professionals can do a limited amount of periodontal work, it is often best to seek out a professional periodontist when required.
This is especially true of patients that may be exhibiting signs of periodontal disease. Periodontal treatment is absolutely essential especially for older individuals who may be experiencing chronic dental disease associated with aging. Whatever the case may be one thing is certain and that is that periodontal disease is a real concern that should never be put off and should always be addressed as soon as possible. Talk with your Walnut Creek dentist, Dr. Darvishzadeh at Walnut Creek Dental today for more information on periodontics and how treatment can be administered to improve dental health.
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