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What Is A Periodontist And What Does He Do?

December 13, 2019 | Author: | Posted in Dental, Small Biz / Entrepreneurship

What is a Periodontist:

Periodontist is a type of Dentist who treats period ontology or periodontics which is a special gum disease treatment such as bleeding gums, swollen gums and gingival gums. When it comes to the selection of Dentist, there are many experienced periodontists in Singapore who provide special treatment and care for your bleeding gums.

Periodontics.com include studies of a variety of supporting teeth structure, related diseases and conditions which affect them. Periodontal or gum disease is caused by plaque. Plaque is a soft sticky film that is formed on our teeth and contains countless bacteria. If not removed by regular brushing and floss, these bacteria can cause tooth decay and gums surrounding the teeth become inflamed which results in gum disease gingivitis.



Longer period of plaque building on gum disease will result in degeneration of the bone structure causing bone loss which is extremely harmful for our jaws. It may even result in tooth loss, heart disease or diabetes. The good news is, by keeping healthy teeth care habits, periodontal disease can be prevented.

There are a number of experienced teams of periodontics who specialize in periodontal treatment in Singapore. One such example is our very own Dr. Alex Chee, an NUS graduate, who possesses a Masters in Periodontics from the University of London, with more than 20 years of experience as a dental practitioner specializing in treatment and management of gum diseases and surrounding tissues as a periodontics. Being an ex-president of Society of Periodontology Singapore, Dr. Chee has a professional and experienced team that is dedicated to provide you with quality services.


What does a Periodontist  do:

For normal toothache, bleeding gums and any tooth inflammation problems, we will go see the dentist as some of these basic periodontics problems can be managed by a dentist in our neighborhood. In case the dentist detects more complications in such gum diseases related to a complex medical history, then he will refer us to a periodontist. But as periodontal diseases are getting common in patients, the demand for periodontists is increasing in Singapore. Research has shown a higher rate of interconnection between chronic diseases such as aging and gum diseases.

The two main areas where Periodontics play a significant role in modern dentistry are dental cosmetics and implant dentistry. Periodontists specialize in a variety of treatments such as scaling and root planing which involves removal of damaged tissues and cleaning of root surface. A few such periodontal treatment provided by our experienced periodontist are:


  1. Bleeding Gums – Gingivitis Periodontal Disease:

  2. Periodontist

  3. Scaling & Root Planing

  4. Surgical Periodontal Treatment

  5. Receding Gum

  6. Gum Recession

  7. Loose Teeth

  8. Gingivectomy – Gingival Overgrowth

  9. Treatment for ‘Gummy’ Smile



Treatment of Bleeding Gums:


  1. Bleeding Gums – Gingivitis Periodontal Disease: Periodontist will start with an initial consultation by having a thorough check-up, monitoring the affected areas, followed by the recommended treatment, procedures and finally with follow-up care provided. Depending on the stage of the disease and patients responsiveness, dental implants provided by professional and experienced periodontist will provide a functional experience. Whereas, scaling and root planning is advisable to repeat every 3-6 months to maintain healthy gums.

  2. Scaling: is done for careful cleaning of the teeth and gums in order to remove plaque and tartar.

  3. Root Planning: is required to treat tartar (calculus) which has caused gum degeneration which results in tooth loss if left untreated. Patient will require to take local anesthesia to numb the gums in order to perform the day surgery.

  4. Gum Surgery: A periodontal surgery is required by periodontist if there is a significant separation between teeth and gums. In this treatment, gums are carefully handled to clean, remove the tartar in deep pockets because of difficult access and even the bone around the infection is amended to foster the healing process. In a more complicated procedure, periodontal areas are rebuilt through a Guided Tissue Regeneration process.

  5. Gum Grafts: is a relatively advanced surgical level treatment in order to restore the periodontal gum tissue to its original form. Gum Grafting is done by collecting tissue from the palate area and securing in the required gum area which is as small as a size of hair. This procedure could take up to an hour depending on the area size and will require the local anesthesia.

  6. Dental Implants: is the replacement of the missing tooth root by a man-made titanium surgical screws in the jawbones. It will require a period of 3-6 months in order for it to be fully functional.



Gum Treatment could cost you around $1,500 to $6,500 per tooth, depending on the treatment type such as Scaling and Root planing, Gum Surgery, Gum Grafts, and Dental Implants. Therefore it is absolutely essential that we develop healthy teeth cleaning and gum care habits starting at a young age.

Nonetheless, a variety of teeth and gum diseases are unavoidable because of excessive sugar, msg, fried food and tremendous popularity of tea and coffee in our daily lives. Fortunately, we have experienced Periodontics in Singapore who are here to save us from catching chronic diseases such as heart, lung, kidney and diabetes by treating our bleeding gums if we make an appointment without wasting further time.




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