What Is a Periodontist?

When you hear the term “periodontist”, does it muddy your understanding of dental specialists? If you answered “yes”,  you are not alone. Most people are uncertain about what a periodontist does or represents.

A periodontist offers:

  • Advanced schooling and training (typically two to three years beyond a four-year dental program), specializing their focus to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases impacting the gums, bone, and periodontal structures.
  • Minimally invasive procedures, including dental implant placement, periodontal plastic surgery, and bone and gum grafting.
  • Expert services for a specific health concern, similar to visiting a cardiologist for heart disease.
  • Implant dentistry, which is now a cornerstone of periodontal services and has risen to the gold standard in tooth replacement. Seeing a periodontist for dental implant solutions takes advantage of their refined skills, specialized knowledge, and experience.
  • Experience in treating the foundation!
  • Unique skills with overall treatment planning,  providing a long-term prognosis. and treatment goals. A periodontist quite simply “sees the bigger picture”.

Also, keep in mind that periodontists are:

  • Experts in saving teeth.
  • The “internists” of dentistry.
  • Architects of a healthy foundation.

Passionate about improving the periodontal health and general wellness of patients, Dr. Edelstein has performed tens of thousands of periodontal-related procedures and has successfully placed over 5,000 dental implants! Dr. Edelstein is also a sought-after lecturer and shares his knowledge and expertise to the dental community for 30 plus years!

Specialized dentistry. Personalized care.