What is Periodontics?

Periodontics refers to the field of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating periodontal disease as well as dental implantation. If you have gum disease, you will need periodontal treatment in order to stop the spread of the condition and treat areas that have been damaged. Periodontics is ideal for both adults and children, as the treatments are specific to gum inflammation and dental implant surgery. Periodontal treatment should be sought if you have mild to moderate or even advanced gum disease.

Why might you need Periodontics?

You might need periodontal treatment if you have gingivitis, gum disease or if you are looking to have dental implants placed. Periodontics focuses on gum tissue and health, so any areas of inflammation, infection or disease can be treated with proper resolution. Periodontal treatment is crucial for stopping the spread of gum disease. There are many procedures available to help with periodontal disease as well as other gum-related conditions.

What makes you a good candidate for Periodontics?

With the help of a comprehensive examination, we can help determine if periodontal treatment is right for you. Some of the most common reasons for seeking this type of treatment include:

  • You have gingivitis or periodontal disease
  • You want to have dental implants placed
  • You are experiencing intraoral inflammation or infection

What happens during the procedure for Periodontics?

In order to determine which procedure is right for you, you’ll need to have a thorough examination performed. X-rays may be taken to help with diagnosing specific conditions. Once an exam has been performed, a personalized treatment plan is created for you so that you can begin having the work done. Our doctors can help with all types of periodontal procedures at your own convenience. Before any procedure, we will discuss what is done and what to expect after treatment. We are here to make your periodontal treatment comfortable and as pain-free as possible.

If you are interested in periodontics, be sure to call our office today so that one of our staff members can better assist you.