When you go to your local dentist, you usually expect them to have the answer or treatment for every dental problem. Sometimes the oral health problem you have needs more treatment than a regular dentist can offer. This is when you are referred to a periodontist! Here at Lawrence Periodontics, we specialize in periodontal procedures that are more severe and need further treatment.
A periodontist has gone through more training to have the skillsets to provide this extended care. They specialize in the prevention and diagnosis of periodontal disease – or more commonly known as gum disease – and the treatment needed. This includes multiple treatments including bone grafts, scaling and root planning, pocket reduction surgery, ridge augmentation and more. Whether surgical or non-surgical, our team has gone through the training needed to perform any of these advanced surgical methods and are prepared to treat you and your smile.
Before performing any procedure, we make sure to review your full medical and dental history to look at any conditions that may be the cause of your oral problems. It’s important to know whether it’s for the type of treatment or to diagnose why you have a specific dental issue. We assess the alignment of your teeth, check the gums for healthy or damaged tissues, and any loose teeth. Whether you have signs of moderate or severe periodontal disease, you should definitely see your periodontist right away.
Dr. Hambleton has had over three years of formal, advanced periodontal training in addition to his previous eight years of education and twelve years practice as a general dentist. He is a member of multiple associations including the American Dental Association, Midwest Society of Periodontists, American Board of Periodontology, and more. He has focused his practice on periodontics and dental implants for the past 25+ years. Dr. Hambleton concentrates his annual 30+ hours of continuing education to these specialized areas. To get treatment for any number of different oral health problems, be sure to contact our team. We’ll be happy to help you get the treatment you need today!!