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Periodontics specialist in Lahore

Periodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the treatment of severe gum disease. Periodontists have extensive knowledge and training in preventing, diagnosing, and treating advanced periodontal conditions. They provide a range of services to treat gum disease and are highly skilled experts in this field, receiving up to three years of additional training beyond what a regular dentist receives. If you have gum disease, a periodontist can help you get the treatment you need.

Periodontists Services We Serve in Lahore - Overview

Periodontists are dental specialists who receive additional training in the treatment of gum disease, which includes non-surgical procedures and periodontal plastic surgery. They are also experts in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Their treatments range from scaling and root planing to soft tissue grafts, which are used to cover exposed tooth roots, reduce sensitivity, or prevent further recession.


Periodontics has been a recognised field of dentistry since the early 1900s, and is dedicated to the treatment of periodontal, or gum disease.

The procedures a periodontist does are:
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Pocket elimination surgery, to get access to the roots of teeth to remove bacteria, plaque and tartar
  • Regenerative periodontal treatment, to help ‘regrow’ the bone and gum attachment around teeth, damaged by periodontal disease
  • Crown lengthening, when a tooth is decayed or broken below the gum line to expose more of the tooth for a procedure
Periodontists often work with patients needing dental implants. They provide a fixed solution to replace missing teeth and improve support and stability of partial or complete dentures.
Some of the other treatments periodontists may do are:
  • Soft tissue grafts to cover the exposed roots of teeth, reduce tooth sensitivity and prevent additional recession and bone loss
  • Preservation of jawbone after extraction (socket preservation) which can minimise bone loss after tooth extraction and can provide a foundation for a future implant placement
  • Sinus augmentation, which is performed to increase the thin wall of bone between the maxillary sinus and the mouth
  • Peri-implant disease treatment for dental implants affected by gum disease

Need To Know


  • At least 2 appointments
  • During the first visit a periodontist will evaluate your gum inflammation, examine the space between the gum and the tooth, and measure the gum recession
  • The next visit will be for the treatment
  • You may need additional appointments with a periodontist if the treatment is more complex, or for them to assess the success of the treatment

How long it takes

  • The first appointment will usually be around 30 minutes
  • Treatment appointments will usually be at least 1 hour, however they will vary depending on the treatment you need

Before your appointment

  • No special preparation needed

After your appointment

  • If you have had anaesthesia you will still feel a bit numb for the next couple of hours
  • With most treatments avoid eating very hot or very cold foods – a soft food diet is usually recommended after treatment
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for at least a couple of days
    Avoid smoking for at least a week following treatment or surgery
  • Follow the care routine prescribed to you by your periodontist
  • You may have some swelling or sensitivity for a couple of days
  • Be gentle brushing your teeth around the treatment area for the first few days

You may be asked about

  • Your dental history and medical history
  • Your oral health care routine at home
  • If you’re a smoker

Quick tip

  • If your dentist or specialist gives you advice about daily preventative dental care like teeth brushing techniques and how often you should floss, write it down. It takes time to build a new habit.


01. How much does it cost to see a periodontist?
The price of seeing a periodontist can differ depending on the required treatment and the level of complexity. During your consultation visit, the periodontist will assess your teeth and gums, and suggest the most suitable treatment for your condition. They will also provide an estimate of the cost of the required treatment.
02. Can gum disease be prevented?
Prevention of gum disease is possible through proper oral health care. Poor oral hygiene is the main cause of gum disease. It is recommended to visit the dentist regularly, brush twice a day, floss, and maintain a healthy diet to prevent gum disease.
03. When do you need to see a periodontist?
If you have severe gum disease or need dental implants, it is recommended to see a periodontist. These specialized dentists have received additional training in the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of gum diseases, and offer expert services in these areas.
04. What is the difference between a dentist and a periodontist?
A periodontist is a specialized dentist who has undergone three extra years of training to treat, diagnose and prevent periodontal disease. On the other hand, general dentists are trained to provide routine dental care such as cleanings, fillings, and extractions. If you require treatment for gum disease or dental implants, it is recommended to see a periodontist.