What is a Periodontist?

What is a Periodontist and What Can They Do For You?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontists are experts in the treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, including gingivitis, periodontitis, and gingival (gum) recession. 

Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school.

By choosing a specialist, you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants tailored to your need. In addition, Dr. Lewis C Cummings has been a board certified periodontist for over 15 years.