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A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive three additional years of education beyond dental school in this specialty. Periodontists are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and they can also perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.
During your first visit, your periodontist will review your complete medical and dental history with you. It is very important for your periodontist to know if you are taking any medications or are being treated for any condition, as it mayaffect your periodontal care. Your gums will be examined to see if there is any gum line recession, and your teeth will be checked to see if any are loose and how the teeth fit together when you bite. Your periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument and place it between your teeth and gums to determine the depth of spaces known as periodontal pockets. X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below your gums. If treatment is needed, a periodontist will discuss a treatment plan with you.