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Choosing a Periodontist– What to Know

Conditions such as missing teeth and gum disease often require treatment from a specialist. These specialists, also known as periodontists, spend additional years after dental school completing hands-on training in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, as well as complex bone grafting procedures and dental implants. Our experienced Pittsburgh, PA periodontist, Dr. Michael Stypula, wants those searching for a periodontist to consider the following:

Formal Education
Periodontists need to complete 3-7 years of formal training from a residency program accredited by the American Dental Association. This residency focuses on gum disease treatment, dental implants, bone grafting, and other soft tissue treatments. They also have the option of becoming board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology. 

Continuing Education
Periodontists are required to fulfill continuing education credit hours to ensure up-to-date knowledge of technologies and techniques in periodontology. In addition, periodontists who have become certified in advanced treatments like laser dentistry can provide safer and more comfortable care. Choosing a periodontist who meets or exceeds the requirements means you will be getting the most advanced care.

Periodontal Experience
As with anything, choosing a periodontist with many years of experience helps ensure your treatment will be completed by a seasoned specialist. Dr. Stypula has been practicing periodontology since 1997 and is highly experienced in modern treatment. He consistently provides predictable and long-lasting care for his patients.

Office Atmosphere

Though not a necessity for clinical success, feeling comfortable at a periodontist office is a big part of choosing the right periodontist in Pittsburgh, PA. Our team strives to be welcoming, accommodating, and compassionate so you can feel comfortable and confident in getting treatment from us. No matter if you need dental implants, gum disease therapy, or other periodontal treatment, we are here to help!

Ready to Schedule?
Call (412) 348-8833 now to schedule a consultation with Dr. Styupla or reserve your appointment online today.

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