Periodontists are dental specialists that focus on the gums. They receive additional training over a general dentist and focus on identification and treatment of gum disease, which can involve both non-surgical and surgical work. In many cases, tooth loss is due to periodontical disease, so it is important not to ignore gum problems such as bleeding, redness, swelling, or loose teeth.
Your general dentist may refer you to a periodontist, or you can schedule an appointment with periodontists through our Australia-wide network of dental health professionals. Simply search for periodontists in your area for more information or for more specific advice on how a periodontist can help you. Dentalsurgery.com.au - providing everything you need to connect with periodontists.
Periodontical disease is often treatable with many non-surgical alternatives when dealt with in a timely manner. It is caused by bacterial plaque that causes infection and deterioration, and in many cases, regular dental cleaning can minimise the risk of periodontical disease.
However, in advanced cases, periodontists may have to employ a number of surgical techniques to replace or restore teeth and gums. This could include bone grafting, crown lengthening, tooth and gum surgery or dental implants. A dental implant is a surgically attached replacement tooth bonded to the jaw and topped with a crown. Often, this procedure is seen as an alternative to bridges or false teeth.
To find out more about periodontical disease, contact one of our listed periodontists.