What is the difference between a dentist and a periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who has undertaken additional training in the treatment of patients with severe gum disease. The dentist is recognised by the General Dental Council as having Specialist training.
Why do you need to see a periodontist?
Periodontal disease can result in tooth loss and needs effective treatment to maintain teeth. We now believe that gum disease can negatively impact on a person’s general health, so it is important to maintain healthy teeth and gums
How often should you see a periodontist?
Patients suffering from gum disease will usually be referred to a Periodontist for treatment. Following treatment, patients are often reviewed on a yearly basis by their periodontist, as gum disease can recur.