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Periodontist And Dentist: What’s The Difference And Why It Matters.

Imagine this: You are suffering from a sudden and severe toothache. You try to dial the nearest oral health expert but end up getting confused whether to dial a Periodontist or a Dentist? Since both professions are related to oral care there are bound to be doubts. Read on to bring in the required clarity before your first appointment with a Periodontist or a Dentist.

Dentistry and Periodontics: What is what?

Dentistry is a very comprehensive medical specialty where several professionals who have specialized in select aspects of dental health and oral care thrive. The branch of dentistry that deals with the care of periodontium spotted around the teeth is known as Periodontics. Compared to a regular dentist the periodontists receive a three-year additional education and experience beyond the dental school.

How are they similar?

There are quite a few similarities between a dentist and a periodontist. Both are doctors that deal with teeth and gums. Usually, a Periodontist provides treatment for prevention and diagnosis of all periodontal diseases. But don't be surprised if you come across a Periodontist working as part of a Dentist's office which deals with a variety of oral health problems.

But, how are they two different?

There are more differences than similarities. A periodontist undergoes additional schooling as it is a dental specialty. Another important difference is that the periodontist specializes in and helps patients with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease and placement of dental implants.

What are the services offered by Periodontists?

Periodontists offer services to keep periodontal diseases at bay. They help in binding teeth. They remove plaque and other agents that weaken dental health and help patients fight gum diseases and prevent tooth loss.

Periodontal Health Professionals. LLC has a well-equipped team of dental professionals. Our periodontists analyze the present oral conditions of a patient and prevent gum inflammation(gingivitis) and other factors that lead to tooth loss. Our periodontist in Austin can offer dental services like scaling and removal of plaque. We can also ensure that the patient has regular teeth cleaning done by the oral hygienists.

The Best in The Business:

We are experts in treating inflammation of gums. They have expertise in the latest technologies for the diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases. Moreover, they are highly trained and experienced in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Once you can differentiate a periodontist from a dentist depending upon your special needs, dial the right person. We are just a call away.


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