A periodontist is a dentist that has gone through two additional years of training specifically associated with treating periodontal disease (gum disease). A periodontist will be needed when Dr. Mengedoth feels that the disease process for a patient can not adequately be treated at his office. Periodontists are also utilized for esthetic treatment of some gum architecture when the smile is being evaluated and changed.
Dr. Mengedoth is trained in all aspects of dental care for all ranges of patient ages and conditions, yet he feels that in order to deliver the absolute best care that can be had in dentistry today the dental specialists are an integral extension of his team. When the scope of the treatment is beyond his ability, and or he feels that he is not able to meet the standard of care for a procedure the patient will be referred to the appropriate specialist to have the care delivered. This allows Dr. Mengedoth’s patients to be treated at the absolute highest standard of care through all areas of dentistry.