periodontics

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periodontics:

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treatment and care of the teeth and associated oral structures. Dentistry is mainly concerned with tooth decay, disease of the supporting structures, such as the gums, and faulty positioning of the teeth.
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periodontics

[‚per·ē·ə′dän·tiks]
(medicine)
The branch of dentistry devoted to diseases of the gingiva (gum tissue), alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, and cementum.
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periodontal service market with services being delivered by general dentists, dental hygienists and periodontists.
and whether anything make it better or worse A periodontist may ask if you smoke and if there's a history of gum disease in the family and orthodontists and cosmetic dentists will need to determine why you're unhappy with the appearance of your teeth; Take a picture with you If you're planning on having expensive cosmetic treatment then take a picture with you.
Dr Mark Silberg, founder and executive director of The Silberg Center For Dental Science, is a Board Certified periodontist and a leading practitioner of permanent teeth implant technology.
An older patient considering a dental implant needs to make his or her decision with the help of a team, including the physician, the periodontist, the prosthodontist, who specializes in dental prosthetics, and, of course, family members.
They have reared two successful sons, one a periodontist in Tarzana.
I teel them that a well-balance diet is important for the body and, subsequently, the mouth's health," said one responding periodontist.
You see a melting away of the gums," says periodontist (gum doctor) Dr.
He cautioned that these findings are still preliminary and require confirmation but suggested that patients with renal insufficiency might require follow-up with a periodontist to reduce their risk of renal and cardiovascular disease.
In addition to drinking milk, people should ask their dentist or periodontist about the state of their periodontal health to help prevent tooth loss and protect overall health.
The brand name was created by periodontist Robert Hutson in 1950, who designed Oral-B's first toothbrush.