Gum disease is so prevalent in the United States, you may have experienced at some point yourself. Being so common, it is also quite treatable, especially when you make a habit of visiting a periodontist like Dr. Will Akin at Nashville Periodontal Group every six months. Even so, many people lose their teeth to gum disease every year and require treatment such as the placement of dental implants. It is possible for a dental implant to fail, meaning you lose the tooth all over again. Here are just a few reasons why you should trust your implant procedure to a periodontal professional.

Periodontists Have Special Training

Periodontists do not just study dentistry – they actually focus on periodontal disease, including how to diagnose it and the latest developments in treatment. This extra-special training makes them the perfect candidate to help you find a solution to teeth you may have lost to gum disease.

They Have Intimate Knowledge of the Gums

Having studied gum disease extensively, periodontists also understand the gums well, which means they should understand what is necessary to make a dental implant procedure a success. With dental implants, a titanium post must be embedded into your gums and jawbone. Who better to do this than someone who has spent years studying the gums?

They Understand Your Dental History and Risks

If you see Dr. Akin regularly, you should have a good rapport with him. Your periodontist should have a good understanding of your dental history and your personal risks for gum disease because of your regular visits. This also means your periodontist can tell you if you are a good candidate for implants.

They Care About Your Teeth

Most importantly, periodontists care about your teeth and overall oral health. We will do our best to find a suitable solution to meet your dental needs and get your mouth healthy again. If you are considering dental implants or any other dental procedure, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Akin in Brentwood, TN.