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What is a periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who has completed an extra two to three years of training at the University level, to specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the inflammatory disease – periodontitis.  The job of a specialist is to keep current in the latest techniques that relate to potential tooth loss, but also to enhance your smile and chewing ability.  Since periodontal disease is not yet curable, only controllable, and dental materials and tissue engineering are constantly changing, there is always new information that can be used to assist you and your general dentist in achieving your goals.

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