What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is the number one problem for adults. However, with the help of a periodontist proper treatment can help eliminate periodontal disease. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and the placement of dental implants. As experts in the treatment of oral inflammation, periodontists are able to diagnose and treat periodontal disease with the latest techniques and can even perform cosmetic periodontal procedures. Similar to a periodontist, periodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the study and treatment of periodontal disease.
Periodontal Care at Riley Dental Associates
Regular dental visits allow your hygienist and dentist to examine your gums and provide preventive care to keep your gums healthy. But if you need further treatment, a periodontist is available to treat your gums. At Riley Dental Associates in Boston, Dr. Rita Han is the periodontist who will treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. She offers a wide range of treatments, including scaling and root planning, or root surface debridement. Surgical procedures are also available for those with severe gum problems. She is among the best periodontists in Boston as a result of her specialty training from Harvard Dental School in both periodontics and prosthodontics.
It is important to visit a periodontist if you have periodontal needs that cannot be managed by regular visits with a dental hygienist or general dentist. With the growing connection between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment by a periodontist is more important than ever before.
For more information about scheduling an appointment with a Periodontists in the Boston, MA area call Riley Dental Associates, LLC at 617-723-4032 today!