Imagine going to the dentist, your heart pounding with fear and apprehension. The diagnosis is out. You need a dental implant. But who exactly carries out this procedure? That’s where a periodontist steps in to save the day. At the Ueno Center Dental Specialists, we understand that the idea of having an implant is scary. We’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be. Periodontists, the superheroes of oral surgery, are dedicated to making your dental implant procedures as smooth and painless as possible. Let’s take a closer look at how they do this.
Who is a Periodontist?
Think of a periodontist as a detective of the mouth. They investigate the crime scene, i.e., your oral cavity, for any signs of gum diseases and other related issues. Periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, which is just a fancy name for gum disease. They are also experts in the placement of dental implants.
What Does a Periodontist Do During Your Dental Implant Procedure?
Here’s what you can expect from a periodontist during your dental implant procedure:
- Examination: First, they examine your mouth thoroughly using a variety of tools and techniques. It’s not unlike a crime scene investigation, minus the crime, of course.
- Diagnosis: Once they’ve gathered all the evidence, i.e., X-rays and dental history, they’ll make a diagnosis. If a dental implant is needed, they will plan out the procedure carefully.
- Procedure: They carry out the dental implant procedure. It’s an art and a science – requiring precision, experience, and an intimate understanding of oral anatomy.
- Aftercare: After the procedure, they provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure your oral health is maintained and the implant heals properly.
Why Should You Trust a Periodontist for Your Dental Implant Procedure?
Remember the detective analogy? Well, just like you’d want a skilled detective handling your case, you’d want a skilled periodontist handling your oral health. A periodontist has years of additional training beyond dental school, is well-versed with the latest procedures and technologies, and is committed to ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure. Your smile is in safe hands with them.
So, the next time you need a dental implant, don’t panic. A periodontist is here to help. They’ll ensure that your dental implant procedure is nothing short of a superhero rescue mission.