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What is a Periodontal Specialist?

Posted on August 21st, 2018 by Dr. Nikoo Daftary

There are many different types of specialists who can help take care of your smile, and a periodontist is one of them. Chicago periodontists specialize in the treatment of your gums and other supportive tissues in your mouth that play a role in your oral health. At the Art of Modern Dentistry, our professionals are trained to spot potential problems with your gums and restore any existing problems, so you can have the happiest and healthiest version of your smile.

How Do You Know You Need to See a Periodontist?

Often times, services that a general dentist offers can treat common oral health issues. However, if you notice gum-related issues that are consistent, such as swollen or sensitive gums, loose or shifting teeth, difficulty eating, a bad taste in your mouth, or another similar symptom, it is likely that you could benefit from our Chicago periodontics services.

What Treatment Options are Available?

It is important that you seek out treatment options, especially if you notice that your symptoms are worsening. Luckily, there is a wide variety of treatment options that can help, including things like the following:
-Professional cleanings. You should be visiting a professional for a cleaning at least twice per year. This will help remove plaque and tartar that is building up along your gum line.
-Soft tissue grafts. Grafted root tissue from the roof of your mouth can help reinforce a receding gum line.
-Bone grafts. Gum disease can destroy your bone if it progresses enough. A bone graft can help restore your bone and restore your smile.
There are many options to help improve your gingivitis and periodontitis. If you need help with Chicago periodontics, contact the Art of Modern Dentistry today.

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