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Do you know what periodontics is? Or why you need to understand the role it plays in your life? If not, then this is the blog post for you.

Periodontics is critical to your oral health; and since your oral health impacts systemic health as well, it impacts the rest of your body. But what exactly is periodontics, and what is it our team at Celenza, Frank DDS, PC in New York, New York does?

Let’s take a moment to answer that question.

What is periodontics?
Periodontics is the practice of preventing and treating gum disease, in addition to handling the placement of dental implants. A periodontist focuses entirely on the health of your gums, and aids you in making sure that they’re able to support your teeth.

Why do I need a periodontist?
Not everyone needs a periodontist, but everyone needs the knowledge they bring to the table. They’re invaluable in spotting gum disease early enough to treat it, as well as treating gum disease in the least harmful way possible. That means you get to keep more of your real teeth – and real gums – than you otherwise would.

How does a periodontist help?
As stated above, a periodontist is indispensable in preventing gum disease. But you may also need their help when getting dental implants, or if you have swollen, tender gums that you’re not sure how to treat. A periodontist helps mitigate all of those issues, providing you with a clean bill of health.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 212-327-2623 . Dr. Frank Celenza and the rest of our dedicated staff are here for your oral health!