Update From Northwood Dental
All of us at Northwood Dental wish everyone the best of health and safety in these challenging times.
As part of the Governor's mandate and the recent Pinellas County 'safer at home' initiative, our current hours of operation have been adjusted and many of you may have already been contacted to postpone your dental services.
Other patient services are still being provided in an altered schedule designed for the safety of you, our patients, and for the safety of our Northwood Dental personnel.
We remain ready to care for your dental concerns and are making attempts to send out personalized communications regarding all present and future appointments.
If you need to speak with us in the meantime, please call/text 727-797-5161 (it is vital you leave a voicemail if we are unable to take the call) or send an email to: OfficeManager@northwood-dental.com. Our patients are our top priority and we are doing our best to respond ASAP.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Northwood Dental Team
Periodontics refers to a specialty field of dentistry. A periodontist is a dentist who treats “periodontal disease” or any of a range of ailments that affect the gums. Anything from gum infections to severe gum deterioration would require the care of a periodontist.
Much of a periodontist’s work has to do with helping patients who suffer from gum disease. However, periodontists also perform cosmetic procedures to help patients achieve a better smile and higher satisfaction with their teeth and gums.
An excellent example of conventional periodontal treatment is the diagnosis and placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants (components set into the jaw which help support other dental prosthetics like dentures).
Periodontists must receive the full battery of dental school plus three additional years to learn the specific skills needed to perform excellent periodontal care.