Periodontics is a specialism in Dentistry which is involved with the management and treatment of gum disease and its manifestations. This can be bad breath, bleeding gums, receding gums, tooth mobility and eventual tooth loss. The combination of personal maintenance in addition to visiting the hygienist twice a year can help prevent gum disease from occurring in order to maintain your teeth and their supporting structures for as long as possible.
A Periodontist is a Specialist Dentist, who diagnoses and treats the oral diseases that affect the gum,bone and supporting structures. Your Dentist will diagnosis and detect if you have gum disease and will refer you to the Specialist Periodontist if you have severe, recurrent or complex gum disease. Your Dentist will discuss all the best options for you so you are able to make an informed decision before being referred.
Specialist Periodontists carry our surgical and non surgical treatments. The procedure that is most common in treating Periodontal Disease is, Non Surgical Root Surface Debridement. For more complex periodontal cases surgical procedures can be carried out such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting and regeneration.