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Periodontist NYC FAQ
What does a periodontist do?
Periodontists are dentist that specialize in the treatment of gum disease, gum surgery and dental implants.
What is the difference between a dentist and a periodontist?
General dentists treat all areas of the mouth including the teeth and gums. Periodontists are specialist's dentist that treat disease of the gums, gum surgery, bone supporting the teeth, and perform dental implant surgery.
Why would you need to see a periodontist?
When general dentist diagnosis a patient with gum disease, they recommend patients to see a periodontal specialist for the gum disease.
What is the difference between an endodontist and the periodontist?
Periodontists specialize in the treatment of gum disease whereas endodontist specialize the treatment of severe tooth decay that results in the need for a root canal.