Whether you’re just beginning to lose your teeth or are an older adult looking to replace the ones you’ve lost, you may have heard about dental implants and dentures. Dental implants have many advantages over traditional dentures, but when it comes down to it, what’s the difference between the two?
When the health of your gums and the regions of your jaw bone that hold your teeth in place are compromised, periodontal therapy is required. Proper periodontal treatment and maintenance are essential for keeping your teeth.
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the gums and other tooth-supporting tissues. While most general dentists are trained to diagnose and treat minor periodontal disease (gum disease), more complex or severe cases are referred to a periodontist, who has extra training and experience in periodontics treatments.