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Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, and placement of dental implants. In addition, Periodontists obtain considerable education in these areas, together with 3 extra years of schooling beyond dental college. Periodontists are also experts in replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

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Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing or root surface debridement. They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.

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Gum disease is diagnosed when probing reveals one or more periodontal pockets, or regions in which the gum has pulled far from the tooth, four millimeters deep or more. In a few instances, only one quadrant, or quarter of the mouth, may be affected. In other cases, the affected areas may additionally span at some stage in the whole mouth.

Gum disease can be caused by a lack of regular and proper brushing and flossing, long periods of time between regular professional dental cleanings, and other known conditions which includes diabetes.

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Deep cleaning is also known as scaling and root planing. Scaling includes eliminating plaque from the surface of the teeth and from the pocket area between the teeth and gums. The dental hygienist can perform scaling and root planing using both electric powered ultrasonic devices or manual scaling equipment.

The opposite part of deep cleaning is root planing. The dental hygienist will use a scaling tool to take away plaque and tartar from the surface of the roots of your teeth. A scaling and root planing procedure would require no less than two visits. Follow up visits may be essential to verify that your gums and teeth are getting healthier and there is no depth pockets.

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