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Why Choose a Periodontist?

What Makes a Periodontist Different?

A periodontist specializes in the tissues that surround and support your teeth and placing dental implants. A periodontist is a dental implant specialist who has completed an additional 3 years of postdoctoral training and will often see more severe, complex cases.
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Omar El-Banhawy, DDS, MS, FICOI

A Recognized Leader in Cosmetic, Implant, and Sedation Dentistry.
Dr. Omar El-Banhawy is an award-winning Periodontist and expert in periodontal plastic surgery. The doctor specializes in a wide range of Periodontal treatments, which cover the tissues that surround and support your teeth and dental implants. When you meet with Dr. El-Banhawy , you can feel confident knowing that your overall gum health and oral care are evaluated and addressed.

Working in a state-of-art dental surgical facility with an in-house lab, Dr. El-Banhawy and his team of experts can handle all your dental needs, all in one office, often in just one day.

If you have experienced bleeding while eating or brushing, bad breath, loose teeth, gum recession, gangrene, heart disease, diabetes, osteopenia, or osteoporosis, it is essential that you schedule your appointment with our office right away.

About Periodontics

What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist that specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum disease and placing dental implants. Periodontists are specialists in their field and always remain fully up-to-date with the latest research and treatments related to gum disease and periodontics. The doctor can treat a wide array of relevant cases and can help if you have lost bone and tissue in the mouth, have an infected root surface, or are experiencing gingivitis, to give just a few examples.
What are the benefits of Periodontics?
Periodontics services are designed to slow down gum disease and provide you with better oral health. Periodontists have years of experience to draw upon and always do the best they can to resolve your issue. 

There are two main types of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis affects everyone at least one time or another. Symptoms can include red and swollen gums that bleed easily. Gingivitis can clear itself up if effective cleaning takes place. Periodontitis is more serious, though the symptoms are similar to those of gingivitis in the early stages. It can involve irreversible damage to the bone that supports the teeth. Periodontists can provide the treatments you need to lessen the impact of periodontitis and stop further damage taking place, whether you’re experiencing Chronic or Aggressive Periodontitis.
Who has Periodontal Disease?
Around 4-out-of-10 people have experienced signs of Periodontitis by the age of 60. It’s important not to simply associate gum disease with elderly people. Periodontists regularly treat clients in their twenties and teens. Smokers, people with diabetes and those suffering from stress may be particularly vulnerable to gum disease. Contact us today to learn more about Dental Implant Center of Royal Oak’s periodontics services.


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