Why Choose a Periodontist?
What Makes a Periodontist Different?
A periodontist specializes in the tissues that surround and support your teeth and placing dental implants. A periodontist is a dental implant specialist who has completed an additional 3 years of postdoctoral training and will often see more severe, complex cases.Schedule Your Appointment ›
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Advanced dentistry in a state-of-the-art surgical center.
Dr. Pete Mellas, DMD, MS
A Recognized Leader in Cosmetic, Implant, and Sedation Dentistry.
Expertise and Training: Periodontists receive an additional 3 years of specialized training and education in periodontics and implantology, beyond the standard four years of dental school.
Experience: Dr. Mellas has placed thousands of implants and has been delivering exquisite results for over 25 years. Dr. Mellas also has advanced training in the latest implant surgical techniques.
State-of-the-Art Surgical Center: Our practice is designed to deliver exceptional patient care using the most advanced technology available.
If you have experienced bleeding while eating or brushing, bad breath, loose teeth, gum recession, gangrene, heart disease, diabetes, osteopenia or osteoporosis, it is important that you schedule your appointment with our office right away.
What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist that specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating gum disease and placing dental implants. Periodontists are specialists in their field and always remain fully up-to-date with the latest research and treatments related to gum disease and periodontics. The doctor is able to treat a wide array of relevant cases and can help if you have lost bone and tissue in the mouth, have an infected root surface or are experiencing gingivitis to give just a few examples.
What are the benefits of Periodontics?
Periodontics services are designed to slow down gum disease and provide you with better oral health. Periodontists have years of experience to draw upon and always do the best they can to resolve your issue.
There are two main types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis affects everyone at least one time or another. Symptoms can include red and swollen gums that bleed easily. Gingivitis can clear itself up if effective cleaning takes place. Periodontitis is more serious, though the symptoms are similar to those of gingivitis in the early stages. It can involve irreversible damage to the bone that supports the teeth. Periodontists can provide the treatments you need to lessen the impact of periodontitis and stop further damage taking place, whether you’re experiencing Chronic or Aggressive Periodontitis.
Who has Periodontal Disease?
Around 4-out-of-10 people have experienced signs of Periodontitis by the age of 60. It’s important not to simply associate gum disease with elderly people. Periodontists regularly treat clients in their twenties and teens. Smokers, people with diabetes and those suffering from stress may be particularly vulnerable to gum disease. Contact us today to learn more about Dr. Mellas' periodontics services.