Did you know periodontics is a highly specialized branch of dentistry designed to focus entirely on the treatment of periodontal disease and similar conditions that arise within your gums? If you have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, it means your gum tissues are infected and need to be treated. If left untreated, tooth loss can occur.
Spotting gum disease can be difficult if you do not know what you are looking for. Common symptoms include excessive swelling, bleeding, loose or sliding teeth, or receding gums. Furthermore, halitosis that continually returns may also be a sign of gum disease. If you think you are suffering from gum disease, speak with your dentist.
Periodontists receive an additional three years of education beyond traditional dental school to ensure they are highly trained at complex procedures designed to treat disorders within the gums. Periodontists are trained to treat all stages of gum disease, including early stages such as gingivitis. They are also trained to perform complex dental implant procedures, including installations, restorations, and corrections.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Family & Implant Dentistry to see if you are a candidate for periodontic treatments, please call Dr. Josh Walker and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Manhattan, Kansas at 785-539-5949. Let us get you started on the road to a brighter, whiter smile!