When To See A Periodontist
Periodontist is the medical title of ”Gum Specialist”, who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and its problems, and in the placement of the dental implant.
Good periodontal health is a key component of a healthy body. Knowing the state of your periodontal health is important. So, if you don’t know, ask Dr. Miski, your periodontist in Dubai. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss and recent research has found a relationship between periodontal infection and more serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and preterm low birth weight babies.
A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections and diseases in the GUM tissues surrounding the teeth, and the jawbone to which the teeth are anchored. Most periodontists attend a two to three-year residency to become a specialist in periodontics. Dr.Miski is an experienced periodontist in Dubai, has trained an additional three years beyond the 5 years of regular dental school, and is familiar with the latest and most advanced techniques necessary to diagnose and treat periodontal disease and place dental implants. He is an expert in a vast range of procedures to enhance your smile and oral health to their fullest extent.
Referrals from General Dentists, Friends of Our Practice, and Self-Referral
If you value your oral as well as overall health, anytime is a good time to see a periodontist. Often, dentists refer patients to Dr. Miski when periodontal disease is present, they need assistance with creating a more beautiful smile, or they would like for their patient to have a dental implant placed to replace a missing or failing tooth. Dentists trust Dr. Miski’s compassion, ethics, expertise and skills.
A periodontal evaluation may be especially important if you notice any symptoms of periodontal disease including
Gums that bleed easily, such as during brushing or flossing
Red & swollen gum
Teeth get more exposed and look longer
Root exposure of your tooth” Yellow appearance at the neck of the tooth”
Persistent bad breath
Pus between the teeth and gums
A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
Are thinking of becoming pregnant
Have a family member with periodontal disease
Have heart disease, diabetes, or respiratory disease
Feel that your teeth are too short or that your smile is too gummy ” Gummy Smile”
Feel that your teeth are too long due to root exposure (gum recession)
You are missing one or more of your teeth and are interested in a long-lasting replacement option
You are not satisfied with your current tooth replacement option, such as a bridge, removable partial denture, or full denture
Have a sore or irritation in your mouth that does not get better within two weeks
Diagnosis and Treatment
Before initiating any dental treatment, Dr.Miski will extensively examine the gums, jawbone and general condition of the teeth. If gingivitis or periodontal disease is officially diagnosed, Dr.Miski has a number of treatment options available to treat the underlying infection, halt the recession of the soft tissue, and restructure or replace teeth which may be missing.
Ask your periodontist if you have questions about periodontal disease, periodontal treatment or dental implants.