Good periodontal health is a key component of a healthy body. Knowing the state of your periodontal health is important. So, if you don’t know, ask your dental professional. It’s a good idea to know if you are in good periodontal health because periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in our country and recent research has found a relationship between periodontal infection and more serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and preterm low birth weight babies.
A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infections and diseases in the soft tissues surrounding the teeth, and the jawbone to which the teeth are anchored. Most periodontists attend a two to three-year residency to become a specialist in periodontics. Our doctors have trained an additional three to five years beyond the four years of regular dental school, and are familiar with the latest and most advanced techniques necessary to diagnose and treat periodontal disease and place dental implants. They are proficient in a vast range of procedures to enhance your smile and oral health to their fullest extent.
Referrals from General Dentists and Self-Referral
If you value your oral as well as overall health, anytime is a good time to see a periodontist. Often, dentists refer patients to Tampa Bay Periodontics and Implant Dentistry when periodontal disease is present, they need assistance with creating a more beautiful smile, or they would like for their patient to have a dental implant placed to replace a missing or failing tooth. Dentists trust our doctors’ compassion, ethics, proficiency, and skill. Consistently, patients return to our offices raving about the good experience they had in all aspects of their interactions with Tampa Bay Periodontics and Implant Dentistry and our team. Referring dentists’ trust is rewarded with a happy patient and an excellent clinical result that enhances their ability to provide exceptional dental care.
Though most of our patients are referred by their dentists, you don’t need a referral to become a patient in our office. In fact, there are occasions when you may choose to go directly to a periodontist or to refer a family member or friend to our office.