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Why Choose a Periodontist?
When your car is giving you trouble, you need a skilled mechanic. When your roof is damaged, you need to hire a roofer. If you are concerned about the health of your teeth and gums, then you need a periodontist. Periodontists specialize in caring for your gums and the installation of dental implants.
Our great team of periodontists and other dental professionals at Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS can meet all of your oral health needs. Whether you are just due for your latest oral exam, are concerned about your gum health, or are in need of dental implants, our periodontists can do it all.
What Is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dental professional that has received specialized training after the completion of their doctorate program in dentistry. This specialized training consists of three years of education and residency in the field of periodontics. Periodontics focuses on the treatment and prevention of gum disease. During this training, they are also trained to install dental implants and implant-supported dentures.
A periodontist can perform all of the tasks completed by regular dentists. In addition, our professionals can provide you with treatment for periodontal disease and install dental implants. These tasks cannot be completed by a dentist that has not received this specialized periodontal training.
How Can a Periodontist Benefit Me?
Our periodontists are invaluable to your journey to a brighter smile and better oral health. One of their key roles during your regular dental exams is the prevention of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a chronic oral health condition that is caused by the accumulation of bacteria. This disease will negatively affect the health of your teeth and gums.
If you are already experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, our skilled periodontists can develop a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and stop the progression of the disease. This will involve the use of scaling and root planing. During this procedure, they will utilize handheld tools to scrape tartar off of your teeth and smooth the roots of your teeth so that they can reattach to the gums.
When needed, our periodontists can also complete various surgical interventions to treat periodontal disease. A commonly used surgical intervention is pocket reduction surgery. During this surgery, an incision is made at the gumline of any affected teeth. They will then scale the tooth below the gumline and suture it back into place in order to reduce the size of the pocket between your teeth and gums.
If you have experienced severe tooth decay or tooth loss, our periodontists can provide you with a brand new smile. They accomplish this goal through the use of dental implants or implant-supported dentures. These surgical restoration procedures are designed to replace your entire set of teeth and look like natural teeth.
When you are in need of oral care for your teeth and gums, you need a skilled periodontist. Our team at Bruce Gopin, DDS, MS includes a great group of periodontists that can accommodate your needs through a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options. You can schedule your appointment today by calling our office at 915-213-3455.