What’s The Difference Between A Dentist Vs Periodontist?
There are a number of dental specialists who work to ensure your mouth is healthy and beautiful – but what’s the difference between a dentist vs periodontist?
Dentists And Periodontists?
It’s a well known fact that the health of your mouth is important. Recent studies have shown it’s intimately linked to the health of other areas of the body as well. While getting dental care for yourself, or while researching the topic, you might have heard about dentists and periodontists. We all know what a dentist does, and many of us regularly visit them to keep our mouths healthy. But what about a periodontist?
Dentists look after a wide range of oral care issues with an emphasis on teeth and general care. Periodontists on the other hand, have a more specialized scope. Periodontists work with issues related to the gums, parts of the jaw, as well as dental implants.
What Does A Periodontist Do?
Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions called periodontal diseases. The word “Periodontal” is derived from two Greek words – “peri” meaning “around” and “dontal” meaning “dental” or “related to the teeth”. So periodontal diseases are infections of the structures around the teeth, most notably the gums, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone which is the part of the jaw that holds the teeth.
Periodontal diseases typically begin as infections of the gums. However, as they progress without treatment, nearby tissue gets affected which leads to more serious outcomes. Periodontists ensure the prevention of these diseases, can spot them as they develop, and of course treat them at all stages of their development.
When Should You Visit A Periodontist?
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