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A periodontist is a specialist who treats the gums and bones that support your teeth. The most common issue with these supporting tissues is gum disease.
During regular dental check-ups, the periodontist can help prevent gum disease from developing through the use of routine dental cleanings. A periodontist receives extra training that includes the latest technology and techniques used to effectively diagnose and treat gum disease.
Warning signs of gum disease include:
Persistent bad breath
Stages of gum disease
Deep cleaning (for bleeding gums)
Gum contouring (gummy smile correction)
Soft tissue grafting (for receding gums)
Regenerative treatments (for bone loss)
Pocket reduction therapy (for advanced gum disease)
Specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease
Expertise in restoring gums to their natural, aesthetic levels
Dr. Shikha is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the British Society of Periodontology (BSP)
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Gingivitis is the only stage of gum disease that is reversible. Regular professional cleanings with the periodontist and following oral hygiene instructions can restore your gum health.
Although gum disease does not commonly occur in children, teaching them good oral hygiene habits can be a great way to ensure that they do not develop gum disease later on in life.
Research indicates that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease. Diabetics have a greater risk of developing gum disease. Current research also suggests that individuals who improve their oral hygiene habits also positively affect their blood sugar levels.
The several causes of bad breath include:
Persistent bad breath may potentially be a warning sign of gum disease.
If you have a gummy smile, please consult with your periodontist to check if crown lengthening is the solution for you. The periodontist will advise you about the benefits of removing excess gum tissue to create a more proportional balance.
Studies indicate a co-relation between your gum and oral health to your overall wellbeing. The best way to optimize your dental health and prevent gum disease is to continue being seen by both your general dentist and periodontist in order to receive comprehensive support.
Periodontists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. Some of the common periodontal treatments include: