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What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease and in the surgical placement of dental implants.

Gum Disease Information

Symptoms of gum disease are often silent, meaning they may not appear until the advanced stages. If you have swollen gums or bleeding while brushing or flossing, you may have gum disease.

Periodontal Treatments and Procedures

There are a variety of treatments and procedures periodontists use to treat periodontal disease.


Do you have a question about periodontal health or how to maintain healthy teeth and gums? Search our frequently asked questions database or browse the full list of topics.