Who 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 receive an additional three years of training after dental school.
Periodontists also can perform cosmetic procedures to help achieve the smile you desire. A dentist will refer you to a periodontist when periodontal disease is present at a degree that requires special attention or to evaluate missing teeth for implant placement.