What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease (also known as periodontitis) is an infection in your mouth that can destroy the gums and bone that hold your teeth in your head. If left untreated, the ultimate result is tooth loss.
What is a Periodontist?
A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases. Basically, the job of a Periodontist is to help you keep your teeth as long as possible. A Periodontist goes to a specialized full-time training program for 2-3 years after they've completed dental school.
What is a Board-Certified Periodontist (Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology)?
A Board-Certified Periodontist has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the periodontal specialty and is certified by American Board of Periodontology.
What are the educational requirements to be a Board-Certified Periodontist?
1. Certification as a dentist, including basic college education and completion of dental school to earn the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree (they are both a dentist)
2. Certification as a Periodontist after postdoctoral study in an ADA (American Dental Association) program.
3. In addition to the educational requirements, Board certification requires:
a) qualifying and oral examinations covering all phases of periodontal disease and its treatment.
b) A strong commitment to ongoing education.
c) Recertification every six years including additional examinations.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement crown or bridge, or support a denture. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or decay.
Nowadays, patients want to be more educated about their medical and dental conditions. The first step is for you to start gathering information. We've made that easy for you. By clicking on the tabs above, you will learn about Dr. Leon and her excellent staff, understand what periodontal disease is, how it is related to other medical issues, how it is treated, and the importance of periodontal maintenance.
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Dr. Linda Leon
138 Stage Rd.
Monroe, NY 10950
PHONE: (845) 783-4490
FAX: (845) 782-7030