Would you like to learn about the periodontist’s profession? Well, Dr. Robert Horowitz and our expert team at Robert A. Horowitz, DDS are happy to tell you about it!
To summarize, a periodontist is a dentist who has received extra training in order to treat periodontal disease. They may also specialize in the placement of dental implants, gum inflammation, and cosmetic periodontal procedures. In order to qualify, periodontists complete three years of education beyond traditional dental school. They also stay up-to-date on the latest techniques.
If you have gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, you may get adequate treatment from a general dentist. If, however, your disease has developed into the advanced stages of periodontitis, you will probably need to see a periodontist. You might also seek out a periodontist if your medical or dental history is particularly complicated.
Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments for periodontal disease. One is called scaling and root planing, a procedure to clean infected teeth roots. Another is root surface debridement–the elimination of diseased gum tissue. Periodontists can perform procedures to strengthen a jawbone that has been weakened and can replace teeth that have been lost in the disease with dental implants.
During your first visit, our team will review your medical and dental history, examine your gums, check for gum recession, test your bite, and look for any loose teeth or periodontal pockets. We will also take x-rays to assess the state of your jawbone and teeth.
If you think you may need a periodontist in Scarsdale, New York, you’ve come to the right place. Just phone us at 914-529-4136 to schedule an appointment.