What is a Periodontist?
Dr. Israelson is a periodontist. A periodontist is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of the gums and bone surrounding the teeth and in the placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. To become a periodontist, one must first earn a degree as a general dentist, followed by several years of advanced training and residency in all aspects of periodontics. This includes treatment of gum disease and its harmful effects, such as bone loss or gum recession as well as the placement of dental implants.
The most advanced knowledge and skills in gum disease treatment and dental Implants
A periodontist receives extensive training above that of a general dentist in the anatomy, functions, biochemistry and pathology (diseases) of the gums, soft tissues and bone in the mouth. They are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of these tissues. This includes treatments to restore them to full health, as well as providing cosmetic treatments to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
They are also thoroughly trained in all aspects of placing dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are part of periodontics, as implants are replacement roots for missing teeth. Implants form a new support structure for dental restorations such as crowns, bridges or dentures.
Why You Should See a Periodontist for Gum Disease Treatment
A periodontist is the most knowledgeable and skilled dental practitioner in the area of gum disease. A periodontist is most able to save teeth without the use of surgery. In cases where surgery is needed, they are most qualified to perform any necessary procedures.
Periodontists are also the most skilled at preventing gum disease from taking hold and most able to keep the disease controlled after initial treatment is completed.
Missing or Broken-Down Teeth? A Periodontist is a Specialist in Dental Implant Placement
A periodontist is extensively trained in all aspects of dental implant treatment as a major part of his advanced training and residency. To receive his periodontal certification, he must demonstrate competence in effectively placing dental implants for all levels of treatment, including complex cases.
Periodontists keep up with the latest developments in implant procedures through regular continuing education.