A periodontist is a dentist specialising in the prevention and treatment of a disease known as periodontitis.
Periodontitis is primarily a disease which causes inflammation of the soft tissue or 'gums' around and supporting the teeth.
The main cause of periodontitis is poor or ineffective day to day dental care or oral hygiene. This includes proper and thorough daily teeth cleaning with a suitable dentist recommended tooth brush, at least two times daily.
Many periodontists also recommend daily flossing to cleanse and massage the gum area which helps breakup any underlying bacteria which maybe helping cause the gum inflammation.
If left untreated the disease, periodontitist can have very serious consequences. For more details of the disease and its treatment please ask our dental specialist at the time of your appointment.
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