What Does A Periodontist Do?
A periodontist work to prevent, diagnose and treat various conditions that affect the mouth. Periodontal disease is preventable with proper care. A dentist who specializes in this type of dentistry are highly trained and specialize in procedures like the use of dental implants, the removal of diseased gum tissue, and planning that involves cleaning the surface of the root to remove any infection that may be present. The extensive training a periodontist receives helps to keep them up to date on the latest treatment techniques and diagnostic technology.
When Should I Schedule An Appointment With a Periodontist?
If you begin to notice changes in the color of your gums or if they start to bleed easily, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. There several indicators that a visit to a periodontist is necessary. They include:
- Loose teeth that cause your jaws not to align properly
- Receding gum line
- Inflammation of the gums or other soft tissues of the mouth
- Pain when you chew, speak, or move your jaw
- Teeth begin to shift
- Bad breath that is chronic or continues to worsen over time
Visiting a periodontist will enable you to get the care you need to keep your mouth and teeth as healthy as possible.
If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area and need to schedule an appointment with a periodontist, the team of 1500 Dental is waiting for your call. They have the experience and skills to both diagnose and treat any existing dental problems you may have. Don’t wait until you know something is wrong. Schedule your appointment today to prevent problems in the future!