Periodontics Specialist

1000Oaks Dental & Implants

Dentists located in Thousand Oaks, CA

You know you need to take care of your teeth, but do you ever think about the parts of your mouth that support them? Your gums and jaw are just as important. And that’s why 1000Oaks Dental & Implants offers periodontics. To learn more about how to protect your mouth as a whole through this type of dental care, call their Thousand Oaks, California, office or book your appointment online.

Periodontics Q & A

What is periodontics?

Periodontics is a specialized dental field that focuses on keeping your teeth’s supporting structures – including your gums – as healthy as possible. Anyone who has ever had even a mild case of gingivitis knows that maintaining gum health is critical in protecting your teeth. That’s where a periodontist can come into play.

If you’re dealing with periodontal disease or need a dental implant and want to ensure the supporting structures of your mouth are ready, a periodontist at 1000Oaks Dental & Implants can help.

What does a periodontist do?

A periodontist is uniquely equipped to perform a wide range of treatments. The specialists have to undergo additional training beyond dental school to prepare to take care of your gums and the rest of your mouth. Some of the treatments the periodontists at 1000Oaks Dental & Implants can offer include:

Scaling and root planing

When infection gets into the root of your tooth, under your gums, cleaning it out isn’t easy. Fortunately, a periodontist has specialized training in cleaning infected root surfaces.

Root surface debridement

If you have damaged tissue in your mouth, your periodontist can remove it while protecting the surrounding healthy gums.

Regenerative procedures

If you’ve lost bone or tissue in your mouth, your periodontist can help you reverse it. For example, you can work together to treat gum recession, ensuring your teeth have the protection and support they need.

Dental implants

The success of a dental implant depends on how it works with the rest of your mouth. You want it to be well-supported and flawlessly integrated into your smile, and a periodontist can deliver exactly that.

When should I see a periodontist?

Unlike the dentist, you don’t need to see a periodontist for maintenance. In fact, ideally, your mouth would stay so healthy you would never need to see one! Attending your regular teeth cleanings at 1000Oaks Dental & Implants gives them the chance to appraise your mouth health. If the team does notice any signs of periodontal disease, they can connect you to their in-house periodontal staff so they can restore your mouth health as quickly and easily as possible.

To learn more about periodontics, call 1000Oaks Dental & Implants or schedule your appointment online.