Your first appointment with your periodontist is an information gathering session. It will begin with your doctor asking you about your medical history, your past and your current dental practices, your social history and oral hygiene routine.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw. This implant can then be used by your regular dentist to hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture.
Soft tissue grafts are recommended to stop gum recession and to prevent further dental problems. Soft tissue grafts can also improve the esthetics of your gum line to improve your smile.
In the case of severe gum disease or root fracture, teeth occasionally cannot be saved. Your periodontist and dentist will help determine which teeth are treatable, and which teeth need to be removed.