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A beautiful smile makes everyday brighter. A Periodontist, helps keep that smile lasting for a lifetime.

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Periodontists specialize in theprevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease

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Periodontists are experts in the treatment of oral inflammation.  They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease as well as various cosmetic procedures.

Periodontal Care

Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical periodontal therapy. Even in most severe cases, non-surgical periodontal therapy often precedes surgical therapy.

Dental Implants

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implanted replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium.

The most common dental problem:

Seven out of 10 Canadians,will develop gum disease at some time in their lives.

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Special Procedures

A Periodontist offers many additional procedures that some dentists can't provide to their patients.

As more and more patients exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment may necessitate a greater understanding and increased level of expertise by a trained specialist. Some of these specialized services provided by periodontists are shown here.

Gum Grafting

When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect.Read More

Implant Placement

Dental implants are a wonderful option to replace missing or un-restorable teeth, because they look and feel much like natural teeth.Read More

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic periodontal procedures are a predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive, or exposed root surfaces and to prevent future gum recession.Read More

Periodontal Maintenance

Maintenance therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent disease in the gum tissues and bone supporting your teeth.Read More

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Answers to some questions that you may have.

We're sure you have questions about what a Periodontist is, what they do, what's covered by insurance, etc. So here's some information to help you understand the benefits of seeing a Periodontist. Should you have any further questions, our Find a Periodontist tool can connect you to a Periodontal expert in your area.

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What is a Perio?

A periodontist is a dental specialist who deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. Periodontists are involved with the building and establishment of the hard and soft tissues and maintaining these as healthy foundations to support teeth and implants in the gums and bone.

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What do they do?

As more and more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment may necessitate a greater understanding and increased level of expertise by a trained specialist.

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Is it covered?

Many periodontal surgeries are covered by insurance. Most implant surgeries are not covered. Offices should provide a pre-estimate to your insurance company to determine what will be covered.

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Our network of periodontists lists qualified specialists in your area. Help your patients find the periodontist who suits their needs.

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