A Periodontist is a dentist who completes three years of additional formal training beyond dental school in an accredited residency training program to diagnose and treat periodontal diseases. A periodontist is also an expert in the surgical management of the replacement of teeth with dental implants.
You may have been seen by your General Dentist or Hygienist who suggested that you seek the opinion of and treatment by a Periodontist because he or she observed signs of periodontal disease through the course of a routine check-up or other dental care appointment.
However, you can also elect to visit a Periodontist on your own, or to refer a friend or family member to a Periodontist, if any of the following conditions or symptoms exists:
Common Reasons Patients Seek Periodontic Treatment: