Periodontics is the dental specialty focusing exclusively in the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth.

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal, or disease, and in the placement of dental implants.

Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. As specialists in periodontal disease, they are experts in the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. They are also trained in cosmetic periodontal procedures.

Periodontists treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing, root surface debridement, and regenerative procedures. When necessary, periodontists can also perform surgical procedures for patients with severe gum disease. Additionally, periodontists are trained in the placement, maintenance and repair of dental implants.

Dr. Joel Henriod is our Murrieta in office Periodontist for and has placed thousands of dental implants, and treated gum disease or recession on thousands of patients. Dr. Henriod is on the cutting edge of Periodontics and trains many other dentists and Periodontists on gum grafting techniques, LANAP and dental implant placement. Please give us a call and we can schedule you for a complimentary Periodontal evaluation or dental implant evaluation from Dr. Henriod.