Why should you choose a Periodontist? 

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including at least three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Periodontists often treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.

During the first visit, the periodontist usually reviews the patient’s complete medical and dental histories. It is extremely important for the periodontist to know if any medications are being taken or if the patient is being treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy.

The periodontist examines the gums, checks to see if there is any gum line recession, assesses how the teeth fit together when biting, and checks the teeth to see if any are loose. The periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets; this helps the periodontist assess the health of the gums. X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.

Visit the Periodontist For:

  • Deep Pocket Cleanings

  • Bone Grafting

  • Tissue Grafts

  • Scaling & Root Planing

  • Implants

  • Crown Lengthening

  • Sinus Lifts 

  • Biopsies 

  • Frenectomies 

Your Gum Condition is connected to your medical health

Brushing your teeth regularly and caring for you gums once in a while is not enough. Many medical conditions can be back-linked to gum disease. You may have a periodontal disease and not even know it ! These diseases are painless and during their initial  stages but once they advance, they can be excruciating. 

A periodontal disease is basically and infection that can enter your bloodstream and travel to major organs. as a result, it can cause internal inflammation or a secondary infection that can affect you adversely. Trust the professionals at Rock Springs Periodontics to provide a corrective diagnosis and treatment! 

 

Additional Diseases Periodontal Disease can cause: 

  • Pregnant women with an un-diagnosed  periodontal disease are at risk of preterm labor and low birth-weight babies. 

  • It can cause bone loss in your mouth.

  • It is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke.

  • It can increase blood sugar levels and pose serious complications in diabetic patients.

  • Oral bacteria can cause or worsen conditions such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • Inflammation in the gum tissues can lead to severe inflammation in the linings of the lungs, with aggravates pneumonia.

  • It can weaken the immune system and make it hard for the body to fight diseases.

 

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