In this video, you will learn about periodontics. A periodontist specializes in treating the gum tissue and treating the area around the teeth. They all complete three years of residency, after they have attended four years of dental school.
When you see your regular dentist, they should check the health of your gums. They will measure the tissue and teeth. If a patient has issues with their gums, they may be referred to a periodontist. Everyone has bacteria in their mouth. However, some people have too many bacteria in their mouths. The immune system may try to remove the bacteria. When this happens, they might lose bone and gum tissue. When you start to lose tissue and bone, the bacteria can go further into your teeth. It becomes impossible for regular brushing to keep your teeth clean. In some cases, a general dentist cannot clean your gun disease. A periodontist can perform procedures to eliminate the space between the gum and the teeth. They can also do non-surgical therapy or a deep clean. There is a lot of things to know about dentistry and types of dentists. If you are interested in learning more, keep watching this for more information.