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Welcome to Periodontist.Org. is a collaborative effort to provide useful consumer information about periodontics that you will not find anywhere else on the web. Our goal is to educate you about the field of periodontics, what a periodontist does, and treatment options. Our intended audience is someone who needs treatment, is in treatment or has had […]

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Is Arrestin a therapeutic treatment for reducing gum pockets?

ARESTIN® is an antibiotic, minocycline hydrocloride, which is manufactured into microspheres. It is placed inside gum pockets with the expectation that it will kill the bacteria that cause gum disease. Because of the way that it is manufactured into microshperes, it can last inside the gum pocket for up to 21 days. OraPhrama who manufactures ARESTIN® claims […]

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Who should perform your dental implant surgery?

The obvious answer is you want someone who has had a lot of experience with dental implant surgery as well as general oral surgery. A Periodontist or Oral Surgeon is an obvious choice. Both of these types of dentists complete 2 – 6 year post doctoral residencies in the surgical disciplines of dentistry. But today, […]

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Should I try to save the tooth with a root canal or get a dental implant?

This is an everyday question that can only be answered within certain guidelines as not all situations are the same. One of my mantras is to treat every mouth as if it was my own. So when faced with that question I typically put it on myself, as to what I would want. In general […]

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Should I get a bridge or dental implant(s)?

As a rule a dental implant is a superior treatment option to a bridge. The dental implant does not involve treatment to the adjacent teeth as a bridge would. Subsequently it is more conservative. It is more comfortable and hygienic to have individual teeth than a bridge. While the initial cost of an implant may […]

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