Periodontists strive to save teeth through the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. They treat the most severe cases of gum disease (periodontitis) and oral pathology. People with complex medical conditions often have poor healing potential; periodontists stabilize a person's oral condition which will​ influence overall h​​ealth.

Periodontists perform procedures to improve the aesthetics and function of soft tissues in the mouth, and have extensive experience in placing dental implants​ as well as treating complications that may arise.

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