What is a Periodontist?


A periodontist has been trained and educated in a specialty field of dentistry known as periodontics (gum care). Here at Aesthetic Smiles, we have our own in-house periodontist who specializes in gum disease treatment, dental implant placement, and procedures to address oral inflammation. Our periodontist can also perform virtually any type of gum surgery, as well as gum lifting treatment to reduce the appearance of a “gummy smile.”

Periodontal disease is a very serious condition that threatens both the health and appearance of the teeth and gums. By having Dr. Benjamin Greenstein here at our office, patients in need of gum treatment are able to get a quick consultation from an expert in periodontal care. This makes this type of specialty care very convenient for patients who want to avoid having to go to another office for treatment.

Remember, gum disease and receding gums are extremely common conditions – even in patients who have taken excellent care of their oral health for many years. An experienced periodontist can address concerns with your gums and perform state-of-the-art treatment to reduce the risks of developing serious problems down the road.