Healthy Gums, Healthy Smile
Healthy gums are a big step toward having a healthy smile. Our friendly, dedicated team is committed to providing you with affordable, high quality dental treatment options. WVU Dental Care offers state-of-the-art offices equipped with the latest technology to ensure advanced, comfortable care. We provide comprehensive treatment options for patients of all ages.
Why see a periodontist?
Periodontists focus on treating disease and disorders related to the gums. If you have periodontal disease or are concerned about the health of your gums, a periodontist can help. Periodontal diseases can range from gum inflammation to serious infections that can cause major damage to the tissue and bone that support the teeth. Periodontal disease can begin due to a lack of routine dental care. If the plaque and tartar that are formed on teeth aren’t removed, they can become harmful and cause gingivitis or inflammation of the gums. When gingivitis is not treated, it can become periodontitis or inflammation around the tooth. When this happens, the gums begin to separate from the teeth and form pockets that can become infected.
What is a periodontist?
Periodontists are licensed dentists who have advanced training in fixing the health of patients with diseased or infected gums. They have completed 4 years of dental school and 3 years of advanced endodontic training. WVU Dental Care offers two treatment clinics with care from either WVU dental faculty or WVU graduate dentists. Our graduate dentists, who are currently in advanced training, provide treatment under the oversight of our experienced, board-certified faculty. Our team helps restore beautiful and healthy smiles.
When should I see a periodontist?
You should see a periodontist if you believe your gums might be infected. Some symptoms of periodontal disease include gums bleeding while eating or brushing, loose teeth, or gum recession. A periodontist can examine your teeth and offer treatment options. If you have teeth missing or if a tooth needs to be removed, a periodontist can help with dental implants.
WVU periodontic clinic services
At WVU Periodontics, you will receive the highest quality care in a new state-of-the-art facility. We offer a multi-disciplinary approach to our treatments and work closely with other specialties, including orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.
Our clinic offers the following procedures:
- Scaling and root planning
- Surgical treatment
- Placing dental implants
- Tissue grafts and other cosmetic procedures