A "Periodontist" is a dental specialist that treats the diseases that affect the foundational support around your teeth - the gums, the ligaments that attach your teeth to the jaw bone, and the jaw bone, itself. A "Periodontist" is also a dental specialist that helps to replace missing teeth by placing implants into the jawbone. A "Periodontist" completes at least 10 years of schooling - 4 years of college, 4 years of dental school, and 2-4 years of specialized training in Periodontics and Implantology.
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