Periodontists: What do they do?
When looking for a dental care clinic, you may come across dentists who are also periodontists. At Lynn Dental Care, Dr. Brock Lynn is a board certified periodontist as well as a dentist. While most people know what a dentist does, some may not know everything involved in periodontal care. Here is a brief overview of what a periodontist is, what they treat, and why picking a dentist with periodontal training may be a wise choice for you and your family.
What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the care of everything that surrounds and supports your teeth. This means that they focus on the care of the gums, bones, and connective tissue in your mouth. Periodontists undergo at least three extra years of training after dental school. The extra education and experience allow them to provide their patients with the best in overall oral care.
What do they treat?
Periodontists handle the treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, roots, and other areas surrounding the teeth. Typically, periodontal disease begins as gingivitis and gets worse if left untreated. A periodontal dentist will help you maintain the oral health necessary to significantly reduce the chance of periodontal disease.
A periodontist may also perform dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth or bridge of teeth implanted in the jaw to fix gaps caused by loss of teeth. Tooth loss is often a result of advanced periodontal disease.
Why should I choose a periodontal dentist?
Choosing a periodontal dentist can be a great choice for your oral health. By choosing someone who is trained in taking care of both the teeth and the gums, bones, and connective tissues in your mouth, you ensure that you get the most well-rounded care. If you use regularly see a periodontal dentist, you won’t have to get a referral to another specialist should you develop gum disease or gingivitis, giving you a one-stop dental services provider.
Periodontal Care at Lynn Dental
As both a dentist and periodontist, Dr. Brock Lynn strives to provide the best in overall oral care for every one of his patients. For more information about periodontal treatments or any of the other services offered by Lynn Dental Care, contact our office today. Our experienced team provides personalized care for everything from porcelain veneers to TMJ treatment. Let us help you get the healthy and happy smile you deserve!