Periodontics is an area of dentistry that focuses on the gums and the structures that support your teeth. A periodontist is a dentist who has undergone several years of additional training to be able to prevent, diagnose, and treat periodontal conditions, including gum disease.
Why Might I Need a Periodontist?
If you have severe gum disease or needed dental implants, an appointment with a periodontist may be in order. Gum disease can, in some cases, lead to other medical conditions, so it is important to talk with your family dentist if you have any signs of gum disease, including tenderness, swelling or bleeding.
Can a Periodontist Help with Cosmetic Issues?
If you are unhappy with the way your gums look, a periodontist may be able to recommend treatments that can improve their appearance.
How do I get a Referral for Periodontics Care?
Your regular family dentist can identify potential problems during a dental examination. From there, our professional staff at SmileKeepers can schedule an appointment with one of our neighborhood periodontists. As you’ve come to expect from our practice, you’ll be able to schedule an appointment time that is convenient for you, including during evenings and weekends.
What Can I Expect at a Periodontal Appointment?
The periodontist will review your history and conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and assess the health of your teeth and gums. From there, he or she will make recommendations regarding treatment plans and options. Of course, the periodontist will also answer any questions that you have.
Concerned About Costs?
If you are concerned about the cost of specialty dental care, please know that SmileKeepers is committed to helping you afford the best quality care available. We accept most dental insurance plans, major credit cards, and also offer financing options.