When you see a beautiful smile, it’s those lovely teeth that you tend to notice. But a smile is only as strong and healthy as the gum and bone structure supporting the teeth. The care and well-being of those supporting structures is best understood by a specialist.
What is a periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of gum disease and the placement of dental implants. A periodontist also performs cosmetic gum procedures. Periodontics is one of nine specialities recognized by the American Dental Association. Periodontists must undertake three extra years of education and training beyond that of a regular dentist.
As periodontists, Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur are highly skilled at the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. Moreover, they are also experts at dental implant placement and can rebuild a smile even when it has been damaged by severe gum disease. Our doctors regularly receive referrals from other dentists.
Straight talk about gum disease
Gum disease is the number-one cause of tooth loss in US adults. The US Department of Health has reported that 1 out of 7 adults between the ages of 35 and 44 has some form of gum disease. By age 65, the ratio increases to 1 out of 4. Because the early stages of gum disease often come without obvious symptoms, a high percentage of people who have gum disease are unaware of it.
4 reasons you should see a periodontist
If you have been advised to see a periodontist, chances are that you have some form of gum disease that requires expert care. While being referred to another dentist can be a bit daunting for some people, it may turn out to be the best thing your dentist could ever have done. Here are a few reasons why.
Periodontists can help save teeth
Time is an enemy when it comes to gum disease. Early detection and treatment can mean saving your teeth. Periodontists are experts at detecting the signs of gum disease and ensuring that you get the exact treatments needed to combat it.
Periodontists are highly skilled at handling all levels of gum disease
Periodontists have the knowledge, experience and tools to handle all levels of gum disease. Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur are trained to provide advanced minimally invasive procedures to effectively treat gum disease, from removing plaque, to fighting stubborn bacteria and, if necessary, performing gum surgery.
Periodontists know what it takes to rebuild a smile
A periodontist specializes in the gum, ligaments and bones that are vital to healthy teeth. If these surrounding tissues and structures have been damaged, a skilled periodontist can often rebuild them to restore your oral health and to make other tooth replacement options such as dental implants possible.
Periodontists can help you maintain good oral health for life
Our periodontists and hygienists can show you proper home oral care techniques so that you can maintain excellent oral health once your treatment is complete. Our hygienist takes the time to show you techniques for brushing and flossing and will recommend the oral care products that can help you achieve the best results.
Come in for a consultation
If you are concerned that you have gum disease or have not had the results you hoped for with earlier periodontal treatment, schedule a consultation with us.
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- Comprehensive oral exam
- Oral cancer screening
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