When you have a condition that affects the periodontal tissue or bone, you should see a specialist. A periodontist is an oral health professional that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of gum disease as well as bone grafting and dental implant placement. If you have lost teeth or bone to gum disease, a periodontist in Miami, FL, can put you back on the path to healthy gumsand teeth.
What type of education does a periodontist have?
All dentists receive four years of school and training in general dentistry but a periodontist will then continue another three years of training in order to focus on tooth and gum health. So while your general dentist may offer services for gum disease treatment, a periodontist specializes in the health of your gums. Periodontists also participate in continuing education and training, in order to keep up with the latest research and cutting edge technology in their field.
Who needs to see a periodontist?
Patients of periodontal specialists, Doctors Scott and Bradley Ross, schedule visits for a variety of reasons, including:
· Gum disease treatment
· Laser gum surgery
· Dental implants
· Dentures and implant supported dentures
· Gum grafting
· Bone grafting and ridge augmentation
· Tooth extractions
· Periodontal maintenance
How do you find a periodontist?
Typically, your general dentist will refer you to someone. If, however, you would like to find a doctor on your own, it is important to schedule a consultation. A no-risk consultation allows you to discover whether you are comfortable with the doctor and staff, and affords you the opportunity to ask questions about the periodontist’s experience and services offered.
To schedule a consultation with an experienced periodontist in Miami, FL, call our office today. Doctors Scott and Bradley Ross offer gentle periodontal care in a relaxed environment to restore and protect healthy gums and bone.
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