Is This Your First Visit To A Periodontist?
Dr. Tanner and his team understand that patients may be nervous about receiving the periodontal care and treatment that they need and deserve. Many patients have questions about their conditions and procedures, and we have gathered the most common questions here. If you have questions that are not answered below, call Dr. Tanner at 336.790.5700 for a personalized consultation.
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry focusing on the supporting structures of the teeth, including the gums, jaw bone, tooth roots, and the thin ligaments surrounding the teeth. Periodontal disease takes on many forms, but is usually a result of a bacterial infection in the gums. Untreated, it often leads to bone loss, tooth loss, and may contribute to the progression of the systemic diseases listed above. Periodontists treat diseases of the gums and can replace lost teeth with dental implants.