What Is A Periodontist? — MR Dental Aesthetics


Unlike your regular dentist, a periodontist is a medical doctor trained in advanced cases, such as reconstructive dental work, dental implants, full mouth treatment and more. Just like an iceberg, dentists typically treat surface-level issues, also known as the 10% that you don’t see. Periodontists typically treat 100% of the patients’ concern at hand, normally even addressing underlying causes to the issues you might be having. While this could be a bit more extensive than your typical dental office visit, it’s increasingly important to resolve both your pain or discomfort, as well as what could be causing that concern of yours.

Typically, periodontal specialists perform additional schooling in order to ensure patients safety during total mouth reconstructive cases, as well as to make breakthroughs on how we can better prepare for impending dental concerns, infections or implants.

If your concern is any of the below-mentioned symptoms, we suggest you elect for a periodontist rather than your typical dentist.

  • Receding Gum Line
  • Gummy Smiles
  • Potential Infection
  • Unattended Cavities & Decay
  • Throbbing Pain & Discomfort
  • Sharp, Stabbing Pain & Discomfort
  • Loss of Feeling in Gums/Tooth
  • Missing Tooth


If any of the above-mentioned symptoms are starting to be of concern to you, it may be time to visit a trusted dental specialist. Call our office at 310-623-3330 or fill out the contact form to get started.

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