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What is a periodontist?

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A periodontist specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases of the soft tissues of the mouth (the gums) and the supporting structures (bones) of the teeth (both natural and man-made teeth).

From: Glossary of Dental Health Terms WebMD Medical Reference

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: "Oral Health Glossary."

MedlinePlus: "Dental Health."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Glossary of Dental Terms."

American Dental Association: "Glossary of Dental Clinical and Administrative Terms."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 25, 2017

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SOURCES:

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: "Oral Health Glossary."

MedlinePlus: "Dental Health."

Academy of General Dentistry: "Glossary of Dental Terms."

American Dental Association: "Glossary of Dental Clinical and Administrative Terms."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 25, 2017

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