Periodontists provide services for patients with gum disease or other conditions of the gums.

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What is a periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation and in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school.

Who performs these services?

At Penn Dental Medicine, the periodontal procedures are performed by postdoctoral residents or predoctoral students under direct supervision of faculty specialists. Initial stages of periodontal treatment may be provided by predoctoral students. Specialized periodontal care and advanced procedures are provided by postdoctoral residents who are qualified dentists undergoing an additional three-year training.

Are periodontal procedures uncomfortable?

At Penn Dental Medicine, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the comfort of our patients during every procedure. During many periodontal procedures, we use a range of anesthetics and analgesics to ensure the most comfortable experience possible. These include nitrous oxide and conscious sedation that are provided in a safe environment under the direct supervision of faculty with additional training in sedation procedures.

What happens after a periodontal procedure?

After a periodontal procedure, your doctor will provide you with the necessary information you will need for proper home care. He or she may also provide a prescription for antibiotics or pain-relief medication. At the time of your procedure, one or more follow-up appointments will also be scheduled to ensure the proper healing after your procedure.

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