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Why should you see a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases and the supporting structures of the teeth, including the gums and bone. Seeing a periodontist is important for several reasons:Gum Disease Treatment and Management:
Periodontists specialize in diagnosing and treating gum diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. They can provide advanced treatments to manage and halt the progression of these conditions, which, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and other health issues.Expertise in Gum Health:
Periodontists have extensive training and experience in dealing with complex cases of gum disease and other gum-related issues. They can provide specialized care and expertise in maintaining healthy gums.Gum and Bone Evaluation:
Periodontists can assess the health of your gums and underlying bone structures to detect any signs of bone loss or damage. They can develop a personalized treatment plan to restore or maintain the health of these tissues.Dental Implants and Tooth Replacement:
Periodontists are experts in placing dental implants, a popular option for tooth replacement. They can evaluate your suitability for implants, plan the implant surgery, and oversee the post-operative care.Gum Recession and Cosmetic Procedures:
If you have gum recession or are interested in cosmetic gum procedures, a periodontist can help. They can perform procedures like gum grafts to address aesthetic concerns or protect exposed tooth roots.Oral Health Maintenance:
Periodontists can provide guidance on oral hygiene practices and recommend personalized maintenance routines to prevent gum disease and maintain overall oral health.Collaboration with General Dentists:
Periodontists often collaborate with general dentists to provide comprehensive dental care. If your general dentist identifies any concerning gum-related issues, they may refer you to a periodontist for specialized evaluation and treatment.Early Detection of Systemic Health Issues:
The health of your gums can be linked to your overall health. Periodontists can identify signs of systemic conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or osteoporosis during their examinations.
If you have concerns about your gum health, a referral from your general dentist, or if you're seeking specialized care related to gums and supporting structures of the teeth, scheduling a consultation with Dr Hassan. We can provide a thorough evaluation and recommend appropriate treatments to maintain or improve your oral health.