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Do you know what a periodontist does? Well, Dr. Kamy Noruzi and our expert team at Fox River Periodontics, PC are happy to tell you about it as well as prepare you for your first visit.

A periodontist is a dentist who has received extra training in order to treat the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, the placement of dental implants, treating inflammation, and cosmetic periodontal procedures. Periodontists complete three years of education beyond traditional dental school and stay up-to-date on the latest techniques.

If you have early-stage gum disease—called gingivitis—it is likely that you can get adequate treatment from a general dentist. If your disease has developed into the advanced stage referred to as periodontitis, you will likely see a periodontist. You may also seek out help if your situation is particularly complicated.

Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments. One common treatment is scaling and root planning, wherein infected teeth roots are cleaned. Another is root surface debridement, involving the removal of infected gum tissue. Periodontists can often perform procedures to strengthen a jawbone that has been weakened due to periodontal disease. They can also replace teeth that have been lost in the disease with dental implants.

During your first visit, our team will review your medical and dental history. We will then examine your gums, check for gum recession, test your bite, and look for any loose teeth. We’ll take a look at your periodontal pockets to assess the health of your gums. We may also take some x-rays of your jawbone and teeth.

If you think you may need a specialist in Geneva, Illinois, you’ve come to the right place. Call us at 630-232-7400 to schedule an appointment.