Medical specialists are experts in their areas of medicine. You are often referred to a medical specialist when you have a health condition that is beyond the scope of knowledge of your primary care physician. When it comes to dental work, however, it can be difficult to know if a regular family dentist visit is sufficient or if a visit to a periodontist is warranted. Periodontists are experts in dental inflammation conditions. The most common chronic dental conditions are listed below.
Wisdom tooth pain
Most people are born with at least a couple of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, however, are not needed. Instead, they actually crowd the mouth and cause unnecessary pain. They usually first emerge in late teenage to early adult years. Once they are identified, the family dentist will gene