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Everything You Need To Know About Periodontics

 It is no secret that good oral hygiene is important. Not only can poor dental hygiene lead to tooth loss and infection, but it can also have a negative effect on your confidence and in turn, your mental health. After all, nobody wants to be embarrassed about their smile because it looks different from everybody else’s. We all deserve to feel comfortable in our own skin - and poor dental hygiene can get in the way of this. 

Therefore, if you have felt uneasy about your smile for a long time - and even try to avoid smiling all together - it is important you seek treatment than can restore your pearly whites and bring an effortless smile to your face whenever you look in the mirror. Seeking treatment can also help manage any pain you may be feeling as a result of poor dental hygiene, such as toothache. 

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What is a Periodontist?

If you have suffered from gum disease or a similar condition, you may benefit from visiting a periodontist. Although they have the same qualifications as your regular dentist, a periodontist specialize in caring for your gums, and can therefore offer a more specialized form of treatment.


You may need to visit a periodontist if you have the following symptoms:


  • Receding gums

  • Bleeding gums (particularly after brushing your teeth)

  • Discoloured gums (pale in color, or bright red)

  • Sensitive teeth

  • Loose or ‘wobbly’ teeth

  • Persistent bad breath

  • Swollen gums 

  • Tender gums

  • Pain when eating/chewing food

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What kind of treatments to Periodontists offer?

The services offered by periodontist will vary depending on the issues you are facing and the clinic you attend. Therefore, it is important that you take the time to research local periodontists to find your perfect match. For example, Nicky M. Hakimi is an Auburn Periodontics Expert, who provides a wide range of high-quality treatments, including: 


  • Esthetic Crown Lengthening

  • Frenectomy

  • Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

  • Pocket Reduction Therapy

  • Bone Grafting Regeneration

  • Sinus Lift

  • Dental Implants

  • Periodontal Plastic Surgery

  • Single Tooth Replacement

  • Conscious sedation 


When you get in touch with a Periodontist, they will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the treatment they have on offer. During this stage, feel free to ask them as many questions as you’d like, especially if you are feeling particularly worried or anxious - they are experts in their field with years of industry experience and as such, will be able to put any of your worries to bed in no time at all. 


You should also discuss with them your dream smile - what do you want it to look like? What changes would you like to see after you have completed your treatment program? 

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Are Periodontists expensive?

Dental treatments can be expensive, however, many periodontists will offer an affordable care plan that allows you to achieve your dream smile at a reasonable price. Be sure to discuss your options with them beforehand, and get in touch with your insurance to find out what kinds of treatments are covered by your plan. 


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