Periodontics specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Even though all underlying conditions arising within the gums are treated via periodontics, gum disease specifically tends to be one the most prolific ailments that can arise. If gum disease is left untreated, it can destroy your gums and even lead to tooth loss.
Periodontics is designed to treat all stages of gum disease. During one of the earliest stages, known as gingivitis, the signs will be present to alert your periodontist that gum disease is occurring. Periodontists can accomplish complex tasks in regard to gum disease because they have received additional training and education beyond traditional dental school. Additional education can take up to 3 years to ensure periodontists are equipped with the tools necessary to treat gum tissue abnormalities.
Periodontists are also trained to treat dental implants, including restorations and installations therein. Furthermore, treatments that periodontists can perform include bone tissue reversal, root surface debridement, and root service cleanings. If you are suffering from any tissue damage, contact our team now.
If you are looking to restore your gums and treat gum disease, or enhance your smile further, contact Dr. Mohamed Waheed and our team at Elite Dentistry PC. We can be reached by calling us at (630) 592.8116 to book a reservation to see us at our office in Addison, Illinois. We can help you choose the right service for a brighter smile!