A periodontist is still a dentist, but these professionals have an additional three years of training to become specialists in all things related to your gums. This includes the prevention of gum disease, diagnosis of gum disease, and the treatment of gum disease. Sometimes, periodontists will even help patients with the placement of dental implants to ensure the best fit. What else do periodontists do?

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: DENTAL SPECIALIST SPOTLIGHT: WHAT IS A PERIODONTIST?