Definitions for "Periodontist"
Keywords:  dentist, gum, dental, specialist, teeth
A dental professional who has received advanced training in the area of diagnosing and treatment of gum disease. This type of dentist may refer a patient with temporomandibular joint disorder symptoms to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. (See website for American Academy of Periodontology at
A specialist in the treatment of diseases of the gums.
A dentist specialized in treating diseases in the tissues surrounding and holding the tooth in place.