A Periodontist is a dental professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gum and bone diseases that support the teeth. Also, a Periodontist is responsible for helping with the replacement of missing teeth lost from dental disease and also in the placement of dental implants. With the incidence of periodontal disease in the human population being reported as high as 80%.
A Periodontist is responsible for making proper treatment decisions and recommendations along with your restorative dentist including replacement of missing teeth and is trained in the placement of dental implants.
The Periodontist helps determine whether remaining teeth are strong enough and healthy enough following periodointal treatment to serve as abutment teeth for removable partial dentures, fixed bridges or whether dental implants are needed.
As part of your examination a complete history of both your past and current medical and dental histories will be performed. Dr. Bleier will do a complete examination of your mouth including periodontal pocket depths, gum recession measurements, mobility of teeth, and surrounding soft tissues of the head and neck. Examination of current full mouth x-rays are needed to determine the extent of periodontal bone loss and determine any other dental pathology.
Your treatment plan will be based on your referring dentist or physician's recommendation, findings of the complete exam, and discussed with you both verbally and in writing at the time of the appointment. We will answer any concerns or questions you may have regarding your treatment, the time it will take, what it will cost and the payment plan involved.
After active periodontal treatment, the maintenance of optimal dental health and the prevention of future gum disease is the primary objective of this office. Dr. Bleier will strive to help you keep your natural teeth as long as possible, hopefully for your lifetime. Most of our efforts will be directed toward that goal.