During your dental cleaning, if your general dentistry practitioner notices
any signs of gum health issues, he or she may refer you to a periodontist.
Periodontics is an oral health specialty that focuses on the health of the gums and
bones in the jaw. There are a number of ways that a periodontist can play
a role in your overall oral health management. Here are some of the treatments
you may receive from a periodontics specialist.
Treatment for Periodontal Disease
If you have gum disease, a periodontist can help you reverse it before
it causes tooth loss. Your periodontist may perform a type of deep cleaning
treatment called scaling and planing to remove bacteria that has become
lodged below the gum line and or use fluoride tray remedies to treat periodontal
disease. In some cases, your family dentist may recommend that you see
a periodontist for scaling and planing on a regular basis, even if you
don’t have periodontal disease, as a preventative measure, particularly
if you have diabetes or another condition that increases your risk of
If you have a lesion on your gums or soft tissue in your mouth, and your
family dentist cannot adequately identify it, he or she may send you to
a periodontist for a biopsy. During the biopsy, your periodontist will
remove a small amount of tissue around the lesion so that it can be tested
for an accurate diagnosis.
Even if your gums are healthy, you may be unhappy about their appearance.
If your gums are uneven or an excessive amount of gum tissue is visible,
a periodontist can perform a variety of cosmetic procedures to restore
your confidence in your smile.
At MyDentist, we have in-house periodontists at our Eagle Falls Dentistry
and Associated Dental Care practices for your convenience. Find out how
to get the dental care in Bloomingdale, IL, that you need by calling us
today at (630) 894-5180.