A periodontist is a dental professional who specializes in various aspects of dental care. They can perform cleanings and dental examinations, as well as offering treatment for many dental health conditions. Their main goal is to help you prevent many of the more common health conditions that affect your mouth and teeth. As part of their practice, they will help you care for your teeth, as well as diagnosing and treating any abnormalities that arise.
A periodontist can put dental implants in place, in addition to other structures that support the stability and integrity of the mouth. They also specialize in the treatment of inflammation in the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth.
Periodontists are well known for their use of dental implants, but they're also able to use various surgical procedures to extract teeth and remove diseased gum tissue. Preventing dental abnormalities is a large part of their field of practice. If you clean your teeth regularly and maintain proper oral hygiene, you can avoid many of the more common dental problems most people face.
A periodontist will also perform many different techniques that have been developed to prevent damage to the teeth and gums. They're able to scale and plane the roots of your teeth to remove infections and allow your teeth to start healing.
A gum graft is used to reshape and restore gum tissues that have been damaged or have eroded over time. As you age, your gum tissues can begin to shrink. If you notice more of your teeth show above your gum line than normal, your gums may be receding. This can be caused by gum disease or by a shifting of your teeth.
During a gum graft, the periodontist will take small pieces of tissue from your palate or the roof of your mouth, and surgically attach them to your existing gums. This will encourage new tissue growth. As the new tissue appears, your gums will begin to reshape themselves along your gum line, covering where your teeth had been exposed and securing them in place.
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