Posts for: November, 2017

By Franklin L. Gordon, Jr., D.D.S., M.S., M.S.
November 27, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Periodontist  

Find out how seeking periodontal services in Flint could actually better your oral health.periodontist

While most people have a dentist to whom they turn for preventive, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, most people don’t realize when they could benefit from visiting a dental specialist known as a periodontist. Learn more about our Flint, MI, periodontist, Dr. Franklin Gordon, and what he can do for your oral health.

What is a periodontist?

One question we get a lot is, “What does a periodontist do?” Most people know that we are dentists but they don’t quite get what we have to offer that’s different from their regular dentist. A periodontist has received unique and advanced training to specialize in preventing, diagnosing and even treating gum disease.

A report from the CDC states that half of Americans over the age of 30 suffer from more advanced stages of gum disease (also known as periodontitis). While the condition can be completely prevented and even reversed in its earliest stages, if you aren’t getting routine dental cleanings and exams then chances are good that you won’t catch the issue as early as you should.

A periodontist is here to not only provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to prevent gum disease but also to diagnose your symptoms and help you get your symptoms under control to prevent more serious complications such as tooth loss.

Of course, we also know that those who suffer from more advanced forms of gum disease that don’t get the care they need often face tooth and bone loss and other more serious dental problems. In fact, gum disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss. If you are missing one or more permanent teeth our periodontal expert could also help.

Dr. Gordon also specializes in placing dental implants. Implants replace your missing tooth’s roots and not only preserve the health and strength of your jawbone but also provide you with a sturdy, resilient and long-term tooth replacement. Through a simple consultation, we can determine whether implants are what you need to treat your tooth loss in the long run.

For all of your periodontic needs here in Flint, MI, turn to Dr. Gordon for the care you are looking for to get your smile back in shape. Whether you are dealing with symptoms of gum disease or you want to talk about whether dental implants can replace your missing teeth, we are ready to help you.


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