Why Your Dentist May Have Referred You to See a Periodontist
If your dentist has referred you to see a periodontist, don’t be alarmed—it may just be what you need to get your smile back on track!
They may have concerns about your gums and refer you to a periodontist for several reasons, but the most common are concerns about gum disease.
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that support your teeth. It’s caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on your
The goal of referral to a periodontist is to stop the progression of gum disease and restore optimal oral health.
What is a periodontist?
A periodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the health of your gums and other structures that support your teeth. Periodontists have an extra three years of training beyond dental school, making them experts in gum disease diagnosis and treatment.
Don’t worry; the team will have your gum condition under control in no time
It is incredible what specialised gum treatment can do. It can be very successful even if you feel that there is little hope. Periodontal (gum) treatment aims to control the infection and prevent further damage to the gums and jawbone. Treatment may involve deep cleaning, antibiotics, or surgery. In some cases, tooth loss may be inevitable.
What Happens During the First Appointment?
Our periodontist will review your medical and dental history and any x-rays or diagnostic images during your first appointment. They will then perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth, gums, and teeth to check for any signs of gum disease or other conditions. Once the consultation is complete, our periodontist will discuss their findings with you and develop a treatment plan accordingly.
What Are the Treatment Options for Gum Disease?
The treatment options for gum disease will vary depending on the severity of the condition. In some cases, a deep cleaning may be all that is needed to control the infection. More severe cases may require antibiotics, surgery, or a combination of both. In some cases, tooth loss may be inevitable.
What Happens After Treatment?
After treatment, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist or periodontist regularly for follow-up appointments. You can keep your smile healthy for years to come with proper care!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are here to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health!
If you have questions or concerns about oral health, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist or periodontist. They will be happy to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful!