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The dental industry has many specialties, and there are dentists that work just on cosmetic problems, or others that focus solely on pediatric dentistry.

One area of dentistry that’s not as thoroughly understood, however, is periodontal care. Today, we’ll take a look at when you need the help of Dr. Norman B. Fine in Greenville, South Carolina, and what oral health issues necessitate the help of a periodontist.

Implants

A large part of what we do here at Fine Periodontics involves helping people with dental implants. The entire dental implant process takes knowledge and expertise that specialists possess. From evaluating jaw and gum health, to treating your mouth prior to implants, a periodontist plays a large role in the success of your implant procedure.

Preventing gum disease

This is where the term “periodontist” comes from. Periodontitis, or gum disease as it’s commonly known, is one of the most common medical problems faced by American adults. However, it’s also easily the most preventable diseases in America. A periodontist works to help you prevent gum disease, treat it if you already have it, and fix any problems caused by the disease.

While this isn’t a complete list of instances during which you should visit a periodontist, it should give you an idea as to when you need to be there. If you have any other questions, please call us today at 864-299-5900.