Why Your Dentist is Referring You to a Periodontist
Why should I see a periodontist?
Your general dentist has determined that your gums require special care, and has referred you to a periodontist. Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gum diseases. By referring you to a periodontist, your dentist is showing a strong commitment to optimal dental care.
What is the relationship between the general dentist and the periodontist?
Your dentist and the Doctors at Farber Center work together as a team to provide you with the best possible care. They will combine their experience to formulate the best treatment plan for you while keeping each other informed about your progress.
After active periodontal treatment is completed, the Doctors here will refer you back to your general dentist, but may also see you periodically for follow up care and periodontal treatment.
Remember that the most important member of the team is you. Your interest, participation and commitment are essential to make your treatment a success.