A periodontist is a dentist who is trained to work on the supporting structures around the teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. A visit to a dentist who is also a periodontist will get to the literal root of your tooth problems, and treat the soft tissue and gums that support the teeth.
Laser dentistry has been on the rise for the past two decades. A periodontist will use laser dentistry to offer a way to treat many issues with less pain and bleeding in the gums; issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, lesions, and tooth discoloration.
Pros of Laser Dentistry Use For a Periodontist:
Generally, the laser is preferable to the drill, however a laser cannot treat teeth that already have fillings in place. A combination of laser and drill is sometimes necessary for a periodontist.
Doctor Walding and Associates have over 15 years experience as dentists and periodontist, and have trained in all aspects of dentistry. For the most up to date care for your dental problems, contact our offices to schedule an appointment or consultation today with Lakeland’s trusted dental implant specialist.