When to See Periodontist

Signs You Should See a Periodontist

Periodontics is the dental specialty that treats periodontal disease, an inflammatory disease that affects the gums and surrounding bone. If you're experiencing bleeding gums, sensitive or receding gums, bad breath, tooth pain, or shifting teeth, you may have periodontal disease. When those symptoms are present, it's time to see a periodontist.

Dr. Even-Hen is a board-certified periodontist who specializes in diagnosing and treating these conditions as well as preventing further damage, through non-surgical, less invasive procedures, and certain corrective and cosmetic gum treatments.

Although patients have traditionally been older adults, many younger people are seeking periodontal services for missing or damaged teeth, receding gums, or crown lengthening in their 30s, 40s, or 50s. Regardless of age, you should consult a periodontist if you have:

  • Gingivitis - inflammation of the gums
  • Receding gums and exposed roots
  • Missing or loose teeth
  • Bone loss in the jaw
  • Are pregnant, post-partum, or post-menopausal and you are experiencing gum or tooth problems

For many people who are missing teeth, dental implants are the recommended course of treatment. Implantology is the branch of dentistry dedicated to dental implants — artificial teeth inserted into the jawbone to restore your smile and dentition. Dr. Even-Hen is an implantologist, a dentist with a high level of expertise and experience in implant dentistry.