Office - Downtown Periodontal Group

What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a specially trained dentist who specializes in evaluating and treating periodontal ("gum") disease using both surgical and non-surgical approaches. A periodontist also specializes in soft-tissue ("gum") procedures which enhance the esthetics of your gum line, sometimes in preparation for cosmetic dentistry; as well as specializing in the placement of dental implants.

About Periodontics

A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. A Periodontist also plans for, surgically places and maintains dental implants. Also, periodontists perform such cosmetic surgical procedures as treating gum recession and shaping your gum tissue before crown placement or after orthodontic treatment. Periodontists receive extensive specialized training, including three years of additional training beyond dental school, to learn the most recent advances available to diagnose and treat periodontal disease.


If you are a dentist or other medical professional, download our referral form to refer our patients for a periodontal consultation.

Do I need a referral to see a Periodontist?

Absolutely not. Most people are referred to us by their own dentist, but we also welcome self-referred patients concerned with their periodontal health or interested in finding out more information about implants or cosmetic gum procedures.