Why See A Specialist?
After completion of dental school, an additional 3 years of training is required to be a specialist in periodontics. Becoming Board Certified in Periodontics also requires additional oral and written examinations after being in practice.
Periodontists have extensive experience in implants and procedures involving gums and bone around the teeth, where a general dentist may only see a few of these cases a year.
With a dedication in one area of dentistry, Periodontists are on the forefront of technology and treatments for gum disease.