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What is a Periodontist?
A Periodontist is a dentist who takes a 3-year post-graduate training in an accredited University to learn how to recognize and treat all forms of periodontal diseases, oral cancer as well reconstruction of missing teeth and jaws with dental implants. Periodontists are well trained surgically but are also able to help you maintain gingival and dental implant health.
Some Periodontists become Board Certified by taking extra steps in training. A Few accomplished practicing Periodontist give back to their profession by teaching part-time in a University and providing training to upcoming young Periodontists.
The American Dental Association recognizes periodontics as one of the nine specialties of dentistry. Periodontists receive extensive training, including three years of additional 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 needs. In addition, Drs. Gantes and Costandi can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.
We Practice the “Scientific Way”
Significant changes took place in our practice in the last 35 years:
- Non-surgical root debridement has shown to be as effective as surgical debridement on single-rooted teeth.
- Regenerative periodontal procedures are not predictable and may be beneficial only in specific areas.
- Implant surgeries have become highly predictable
- Following implant related results are based on our own outcome assessment analysis:
|Procedure failure rate||Industry standard *||Our Outcomes **|
|Overall implants||5 to 12%||2.7%|
|Implant in sinus grafts||5 to 20%||1.7%|
|Implant in onlay grafts||5 to 10%||1.5%|
|Abutment screw loosening||6%||0.2%|
|Implants + simult. extractions||0 to 20%||1%|
|Flapless and 1- stage implant||5 to 8%||1%|
|Implants + immediate load||0 to 10%||1%|
|Abutment screw fracture||3%||0.01%|
* Implant industry standard follow-up are usually 5 years. Data are computed using meta-analysis (Goodacre et al).
** Over 10,000 implant/abutment followed for up to 25 years.