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Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is one of the major reasons for tooth loss. As symptoms of the disease develop, a dentist may refer patients to a periodontist for special treatment. These specialists are generally used for the most severe cases of gum disease as they are able to employ a variety of surgical and non-surgical to treat inflammation, infection and degeneration. Periodontist are also able to perform a variety of cosmetic procedures to improve appearance and restore damaged areas.