periodontics

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periodontics:

see dentistrydentistry,
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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"Those who suspect they have gum disease should schedule an appointment with a local periodontist," Dr.
The objective of this review was to conduct an economic analysis of a mature periodontal service market with a well-developed workforce, including general dentists, dental hygienists and periodontists. Publicly available information about the delivery of periodontal care in the USA was used.
Secondly, a substantial number of periodontists have already adopted the use of low magnification in their practices and recognized its value.
While most implants are still performed mainly by oral surgeons, prosthodontists and periodontists, a growing number of general dentists take dental implant courses in order to provide this service.
Tofe said the company currently has 10 periodontists implanting the product, including two in the Denver area, and that he is aggressively seeking new patients.
"We have titles for physicians, physical therapists, podiatrists, and most of the dental specialties including two for periodontists."
Nearly 65 percent of periodontists believe that nutrition plays a major role in the status of their patients' periodontal health, according to a poll conducted recently by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).
Before that, he co-founded a dental practice in southeastern Michigan and was its president and one of its practicing periodontists for 20 years.
"Not all periodontists consider our definition of periodontal disease to be significant periodontal disease," Dr.
"Not all periodontists consider our definition of periodontal disease to be significant periodontal disease," she said at the meeting, which was also sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Periodontists are the dental professionals who specialize in treating periodontal disease.
They treated 90 inner-city clinic patients who had advanced gum disease; in every case, other experienced periodontists had recommended surgery.