What is a Periodontal Specialist?

At Wilmington Periodontics & Implant Center, our patients work with a group of doctors who have been serving eastern North Carolina for over 60 years combined. We provide care for individuals, so our approach to oral health is planning for the long term and we do not sacrifice long term value for short term results. Our specialty includes the placement of dental implants, periodontal plastic surgery including gum and bone grafting, and the treatment of all gum diseases and oral medicine. We are dedicated to the evaluation of your oral health - think of it as a check up from the neck up - and then we work together to treat any necessary concerns or needs. 

What is a periodontist?


A periodontist is a doctor who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal, or disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists receive additional and extensive residency training in these areas. These include additional years of education beyond dental school. With specific training in the treatment of periodontal disease and implant dentistry, they are experts in the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease as well as oral health. They are also trained in the latest cosmetic periodontal plastic surgery and oral rehabilitation procedures. 

Periodontists treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe cases of periodontal disease. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (the cleaning of infected root surfaces), root surface debridement (the removal of damaged tissue), and regenerative procedures (the reversal of lost bone and tissue). Periodontists can also perform surgical procedures for patients with severe gum disease. Additionally, periodontists are expertly  trained in the placement, maintenance and repair of dental implants.

Serving Eastern North Carolina for over 60 years

Our dedicated team is excited to serve the Wilmington area and to support its strong and established dental community. We look forward to working with you!

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