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How to Identify the Best Periodontist

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Pine Belt Periodontics
How to Identify the Best PeriodontistPeriodontists are specialists when it comes to dental and gum problems. As tooth loss is caused by periodontal disease, it is only logical that you need to choose a good periodontist for your treatment. Here is how to identify the best periodontist:

Experience and Academic Qualification

The first thing you should look for in a periodontist is their experience. The best way to do this is by checking out the curriculum vitae of your potential dentist. This will give you an idea of how many years they have been practicing and what training they underwent. The ideal candidate would have at least ten years of experience, but we recommend that you only consider those candidates with at least 15 years of experience.


Periodontists are doctors who specialize in treating gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. They typically have at least five years of advanced education after dental school and a two-year residency program. The American Dental Association has a list of periodontists certified by the American Board of Periodontology. Another good source is your state's dental association.


Your friends and family may be able to recommend a good periodontist within your area. If you don't know anyone who has been to one recently, ask your dentist for recommendations or research online to find out which dentists are reputable in your area.


Examine the reputation of your periodontist. Research their background and ask for references from other patients. You can also contact your dentist, who may have experience with local periodontists.

Treatment Costs

The cost of treatment is also important when determining the best periodontist. Some patients are more willing than others to spend money on their dental health. However, when choosing a periodontist, they must have affordable treatment options available so that you don't have to spend too much of your money on your dental health.

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