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The speciality of dentistry that is concerned with the study of structures that support the teeth is known as periodontics. It also deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disorders of the supporting structures of teeth like the periodontal ligament, gingiva, cementum, and alveolar bone. A dentist who specialises in periodontics and in the placement of dental implants is known as a periodontist.
What type of procedures are performed by periodontists?
Some of the procedures performed by periodontists are dental implants, gum graft surgery, dental crown lengthening, root surface debridement, scaling, root planning, implant surgery, and pocket reduction procedure.
What is the difference between a periodontist and a dentist?
A periodontist is a dentist who has completed additional years after dental school. This means that while a dentist can diagnose and treat a broad range of oral health issues, periodontists are specialists in dental implants and the prevention, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disorders.
Does a periodontist extract tooth?
Yes, as a periodontist is a dentist who specialises in periodontics, he can help with tooth extraction. A periodontist can also treat gum disease and replace missing teeth.
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