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Why Choose a Periodontist?

There are several reasons why someone might choose to see a periodontist instead of a general dentist. Here are a few:

  1. Specialized Training: Periodontists are dentists who have completed an additional three years of specialized training in the field of periodontics. They are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, as well as the placement of dental implants. Their specialized training gives them the knowledge and skills to provide more comprehensive and advanced care for patients with gum and bone health issues.

  2. Gum Disease Treatment: Periodontists are specialists in the treatment of periodontal disease, which is a common condition that affects the gums and surrounding tissues. They can diagnose and treat different stages of gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis. They can also perform more advanced procedures, such as scaling and root planing, gum grafts, and dental implant placement.

  3. Dental Implant Expertise: If you need dental implants to replace missing teeth, a periodontist is often the best choice. They have extensive experience and training in dental implant placement, ensuring optimal results and long-term success. They can evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, as well as develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs.

  4. Advanced Techniques: Periodontists are often at the forefront of new and innovative dental techniques and technologies. They stay up-to-date with the latest research and advancements in the field, allowing them to provide the most effective and efficient treatments for their patients. This may include using laser therapies, regenerative procedures, or minimally invasive techniques to improve patient outcomes.

  5. Collaboration with Other Specialists: Periodontists frequently work closely with other dental and medical specialists, such as orthodontists, oral surgeons, and prosthodontists. This collaboration ensures that patients receive comprehensive and coordinated care for their oral health needs. By working as a team, specialists can develop integrated treatment plans that address all aspects of a patient's dental health.

In summary, choosing a periodontist allows patients to benefit from the expertise, specialized training, and advanced treatments that these dental specialists provide. Whether you have gum disease, need dental implants, or have complex oral health concerns, a periodontist can offer the highest level of care to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile.

Please contact our office if you have any questions, (231) 932-4223.

I have had multiple procedures done by Dr. Mason and have never had a bad experience. Her gifts of knowledge, skill and care of her patients are exceptional! Her staff is top notch, too!
—Mary H.