What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is the field of dentistry that specifically diagnoses and treats periodontal disease and other gum-related disorders. Gum disease affects many adults and is the leading cause of permanent tooth loss. Periodontics can also refer to dental implant placement, as implants are placed underneath the gum line. Dr. Andrew Turchin performs a range of periodontal treatments to help his patients obtain healthier and happier smiles.

Why might you need Periodontal Treatment?

You may be advised to undergo periodontal treatment if you have gingivitis or gum disease. The treatment can help treat as well as stop the spread of the disease. With effective periodontal treatment, the goal is to prevent complete tooth loss as well as bone loss. You may need periodontal treatment if you have other disorders relating to the gums or if you need to have an implant placed. The field of periodontics involves all of the gum tissue in the mouth, so if you are having issues with your gums in any way, Dr. Andrew Turchin is here to provide quick, professional, and effective treatment.

What makes you a candidate for Periodontal Treatment?

Before being considered for periodontal treatment, you’ll need to come in and have an examination. The exam will allow us to check and see if periodontal disease is present, and if so, at what stage it currently is at. This will help us to determine the best type of treatment to fit your needs. Most patients who have periodontal disease will benefit greatly from early diagnosis. In fact, the sooner you begin periodontal treatment, the less chance you have of dealing with gum disease complications.

What can you expect with Periodontal Treatment?

The first step in beginning your periodontal treatment is receiving an exam. The exam, as well as a series of x-rays, are needed to determine the condition of your teeth, gums, and underlying bone. From there, we will create a personalized treatment plan that is specific to your needs. Our goal is to put an end to periodontal disease and save your smile. For dental implants, you’ll be given information on the procedure prior to surgery. You will then be scheduled to come in and have the work done. Dr. Andrew Turchin is here to help answer any questions that you might have regarding periodontal disease, treatment, and other procedures.

If you would like to have periodontal treatment or want to know more about your options, call our office so that our helpful staff members can further assist you.