What is a Periodontist?


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A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Unlike other dental specialties, the training of periodontists includes a focus on soft tissue.

Many periodontists have also taken advanced training in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including two to three additional years of education beyond dental school.

Periodontists also provide other treatments, such as crown lengthening, ridge augmentation, bone grafting and dental implants.