What is a periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who has undertaken further training to specialise in the surgical treatment of gum disease.
Why would I need to see a periodontist?
If you have persistent bleeding from your gums, or bone loss around your teeth making them loose, it would be advisable to get a specialist opinion from a periodontist.
What is the difference between periodontist and a dental hygienist?
A periodontist is a qualified dentist with specific expertise in treating advanced gum disease. A dental hygienists skill set is based around delivering basic oral hygiene.
Where can I find a periodontist?
Here at Garden Square Dental we have an in-house periodontist, Dr George Xirogiannis. Otherwise any dentist can make a referral to a specialist of your choice.