Periodontists strive to save teeth through the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. They specialize in treating even the most severe cases of gum disease (periodontitis) and oral pathology. People with complex medical conditions often have poor healing potential; periodontists are experts in stabilizing a person's oral condition which will influence overall health.
Periodontists also perform numerous procedures to improve both the aesthetics and function of the soft tissues of the mouth. They have extensive experience in placing dental implants as well as treating complications that may arise.
For more information about the specialty of periodontics visit:
Canadian Academy of Periodontology
American Academy of Periodontology
British Society of Periodontology