what is a periodontist
Maintain the health of your gums by visiting a periodontist at PacificWest Dental Group today!
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function, and aesthetics of these structures and tissues. (Canadian Dental Association)
What Is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist specializing in diagnosing, preventing, and treating periodontal (gum) diseases. After dental school, a periodontist receives extra years of training to become an expert in the supporting structures around the teeth, including gums, bone and connective tissues. Periodontists treat conditions that affect such structures and are essential to preserving and improving your oral health.
Visiting a periodontist at one of the PacificWest Dental Group offices in the Metro Vancouver area is essential to the health of your gums and the tissues of your mouth. Seeking treatment early decreases the risk of oral and overall health issues, including gum disease. A periodontist can provide specialized cleaning through gum planing and scaling. Through continuous education and up-to-date technology, our team of periodontists can help you keep your gums healthy and improve your overall oral health. Call to book a consultation appointment today.
What Can a Periodontist From PacificWest Dental Group Do for You?
Visiting a periodontist at PacificWest Dental Group is ideal for those suffering from gum issues. Seeing a specialist will determine your condition and suggest the proper treatment procedures. Our team offers various treatments, including:
Visiting a periodontist at PacificWest Dental Group is the first step toward proper treatment. We care about our patients and treat their cases with the utmost care. Call one of our offices to book a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontist
Those with a history of gum disease or other periodontal concerns should schedule an appointment every three to four months. Patients with healthy gums should visit every six to twelve months
Local anesthesia is used during periodontal procedures to ensure comfort. Mild discomfort or sensitivity may occur after treatment, but is easily manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers. Follow your periodontist's instructions after your procedure for optimal results.
Maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine. Brushing at least twice daily, flossing daily, using mouthwash, and scheduling regular dental check-ups and cleanings will keep your gums healthy and strong.
Coverage varies depending on the insurance plan. Many providers cover periodontal treatments, but contacting your provider is the best way to understand the extent of your coverage.