Ogden Dentist Video #16:
What is a Periodontist?
In this video, Dr. Jim Ellis, DDS (a dentist in Ogden, Utah) explains what a Periodontist is.
A Periodontist is someone that deals with the gums. Most people don’t know this, but there are actually several dental specialties. Most people know orthodontists, and oral surgeons, first and foremost, as they are the most popular. There are many others. A periodontist being one of them. A periodontist will deal with the gums.
If you begin to develop gingivitis, and then move into parotitis, which are both conditions dealing with the gums when your gums become unhealthy. If your gums become unhealthy enough that a standard dentist and/or their hygienist can’t keep, you clean enough to function properly anymore than you will need to go see a periodontist. A periodontist will do a deep cleaning. They will probably want to see you back more often than the dentist will.
Hopefully, it is just for a period of time until the gum disease gets cleared up. And, you can take care of that more on your own at home and then you can go back to see your regular dentist.
Hopefully, this video has answered your question. If you have any other questions, we have a whole library of videos. If there is something that you have that hasn’t been answered, you can feel free to give me a call at (801) 783-3490. Thank you so much and have a good day.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjQvY4SnAjc