When to See a Periodontist?
Your mouth is a small part of your body, but it has many essential responsibilities. Taking care of your mouth is important for keeping it healthy and ensuring that it can function properly. While most people focus on the teeth, they are not the only important part of your mouth. There are many essential components in your mouth, including your gums. When issues with your gums, and other supporting structures, arise, it may be time to call a periodontist. Edward I. Jutkowitz, D.M.D., P.C. - Periodontics and Implantology can help.
What Is a Periodontist?
Periodontics is one of 9 dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in periodontics. This field focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral health issues that affect the gums as well as the other supporting structures of your teeth. We are also experts in the placement of dental implants.
As periodontists, we can provide treatment for more advanced stages of gum disease. We can provide a wide array of different treatments for restoring your oral health following a diagnosis of gum disease. These treatments include scaling and root planing, periodontal maintenance, and even surgical treatments as well.
Signs You Need to See a Periodontist
There are several signs that can point toward the need to see a periodontist. Reasons to schedule an appointment include:
How a Periodontist Can Help
When you arrive for your appointment, we perform a thorough oral exam of your mouth. We look over your gums and take x-rays to examine your jawbone. We also assess the general condition of your teeth. Once we have diagnosed the exact issues plaguing your mouth, we can then provide you with the appropriate treatment. Treatments we can provide include:
If you notice signs of gum disease or other periodontal issues, we can help. Call Edward I. Jutkowitz, D.M.D., P.C. - Periodontics and Implantology at (516) 740-1848 to schedule your appointment today.
Roslyn Heights70 Glen Cove Rd, Roslyn Heights,
Phone: (516) 740-1848 ❘
Manhattan133 East 58th St, Ste 803,
Manhattan, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 355-3944 ❘