Would you use your GP to have open heart surgery? For the best outcome, you would seek out the best specialist heart surgeon – someone who has done years of additional study and training.
A general dentist deals with a person’s general dental health. When there are significant issues, you are referred to a specialist.
Often, patients seek specialist themselves, referral is not mandatory to see any dental specialist.
The gum disease weakens tooth support and lead to tooth loss. A Periodontist is a specialist with further training and experience who can help you keep teeth longer by controlling gum diseases.
A periodontist also enhances the gum appearance in smile design.
If you are missing or advised for an extraction, it is a good idea to explore what different options are available for replacement. Periodontist can help you guide whether implant is a suitable option for you. As a person with detailed understanding of “gum behaviour”, he can help recreate natural looking dental implant-based rehabilitation. A periodontist is a highly recommended specialist for surgical placement of dental implants.
A periodontist not only provide a good looking tooth appearance, but also look after teeth and dental implants for a long term.
Dr. Amit Shah is a registered specialist, working in the field of periodontics since 1996; along with actively involved in academics since 2006 in Universities like :
- Griffith University School of Oral Health in Gold Coast
- University of Queensland, School of Dentistry in Brisbane
He is a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the special faculty of Periodontics (deals with Gums around Teeth and Dental Implants). He is a reputed member of:
- Australian Dental Association (ADA Federal) and ADA Queensland branch
- Australian Society of Periodontology
- Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontics
- The Australasian Osseointegration Society
- The International Team of Implantology
He also maintain active engagement in dental community as a continuing education provider to general practising dentists to uplift the standards of clinical practice.