Harry Jamison, D.D.S., LLC
Specialist in Periodontics
(520) 625-2311

HomeServicesDr. Harry JamisonWhy a specialist?Contact Us

Who is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Many periodontists have also taken advanced training in the placement of dental implants and other oral surgeries. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including 2 to 3 additional years of education beyond dental school. Periodontics is one of the 8 specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.

Periodontists also provide other treatments, such as crown lengthening and bone regeneration (see the Procedures section for more information on these procedures).

 

Patients with periodontal infection have a lowered resistance to periodontal bacteria. This causes a continuing gum infection that can grow in bursts of activity. Some factors that can cause a dramatic increase in the severity of your periodontal disease are:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Dental plaque
  • Smoking
  • Genetic factors
  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Age
  • Illness

Two other important factors are:

  • Lack of regular dental checkups.
  • Lack of regular dental cleanings.

When your infection has a "burst" of growth, or when there are signs that this is may occur, your dentist may recommend periodontal treatment.

 


 


[Home][Services][Dr. Harry Jamison][Why a specialist?][Contact Us]

Copyright Green Valley Dental Specialities

Webmaster

C