Many people already understand that they need to go see a dentist every six months for optimal oral health maintenance. What these same people might not realize is that a dental professional like a periodontist can help with regular dental maintenance and more. Dr. Paul C. Kazmer and the staff at Paul C. Kazmer, Jr., DMD, MS, PA offer the following reasons to visit a periodontist for your dental checkup.
Periodontists Know How To Treat Gum Disease
Periodontics is literally all about treating the gums and gum disease, so you know you are in good hands with a periodontist when it comes to gum trouble. Dr. Kazmer can help you with inflamed, bleeding, or receding gums and a variety of other issues. While a dentist can help with general treatment, if you are dealing with an advanced gum issue, you are likely to be referred to a periodontist for treatment.
They Have Extra Schooling Over Traditional Dentists
Periodontists are called specialists for a reason. This is because, in addition to the schooling that a general dentist goes through, periodontists must also complete specialized training in periodontics. This highly focused education is what makes them so knowledgeable about the gums and treating gum disease. While much of their training is similar to what dentists complete, you can rest assured that your periodontist is one of the most knowledgeable people around when it comes to getting your gums healthy again.
They Can Often Help With Implants and Other Advanced Procedures
Many periodontists like Dr. Kazmer are also capable of performing surgeries and placing dental implants as part of treating gum-related issues. This means being able to perform gum grafts or laser dentistry procedures, as well as place an implant post into the jaw bone. If you are looking for information regarding a specific procedure, just ask.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Dr. Kazmer can help you with many specialized treatments in addition to monitoring your general dental health. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.