Why Choose A Periodontist?
You may not be familiar with what a periodontist does if you are told you need to see one by your dentist. Simply put, a periodontist is a dentist who has specialized in the treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants. They are experts in treating periodontitis or gum disease. Dr. Klassman and his team have been recognized for their skill and successful outcomes by patients and other dentists.
When Should You Work With a Periodontist?
A periodontist can work with you if you have gum disease. While regular dentists can help you with gingivitis, a Periodontist can offer you deeper levels of care that a general dentist cannot.
The number 1 cause of advanced periodontal disease is misdiagnosed or under-treated early disease. Advanced care is needed if you haven't been taking care of your mouth at the early stages.
They can also help with gum maintenance and mitigate the risks of future disease. A periodontist cab guide you through your journey with gum disease and hopefully prevent the loss of your teeth.
They can also perform various surgeries to bring your mouth back to normal. These can include dental implants, dentures, All-on-4 surgeries, and other procedures to fix your mouth. Some are a better fit than others depending on how damaged your mouth is and what you want out of implants.
Benefits of Working With a Periodontist
Periodontists are specialized in tackling any and all problems related to gum disease, and they go through an additional three years of school just to study the gums! In addition to working with your gums, most periodontists understand the link between the health of your mouth and the health of your whole body.
If the gum disease gets out of control, then occasionally, the bacteria that affected your gums will be absorbed into the bloodstream. This can cause all sorts of other health issues. They will focus on your oral and gum health while also understanding the impact of it on other areas of health.
Cosmetic Gum Solutions
Another reason you might see a periodontist is if you want to improve the looks of your teeth and gums cosmetically. They can help with gum recession, where the gums are much smaller than the teeth. Once the procedure is done, you will have a more even ratio of gum to tooth visibility. Typically, gum recession is caused by gum disease, but other things can cause it, such as poor oral hygiene or genetics.
If you have any sort of gum problem, from gingivitis to stage four gum disease or a gummy smile, a periodontist can help you. They are experts at taking care of the problem and will have you back to a healthy smile in no time. Call Delaware Periodontics at 302-551-3553 today with questions or to make an appointment.
Delaware Periodontics offers Laser Periodontal Therapy as a fast, painless, and cost-effective treatment that often offers better results and improved comfort to patients dealing with gum disease. For more information on procedures or to schedule an appointment or give us a call today at 302-551-3553. We are excited to assist you in any way we can. Located in Wilmington, we serve patients from all over Delaware, from Hockessin/Pike Creek all the way past Dover and the surrounding areas.