What You Need to Know About Periodontology

Periodontists are oral health care professionals who care for, prevent, diagnose and treat the supporting structures of our teeth. These supporting structures include the gums, cementum, alveolar bone, and the periodontal ligament. These are all located in the oral cavity. These are the usual aspects that the periodontist will assess, inspect and evaluate when a patient comes in for a consultation.

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What is Periodontology?

The education and training of periodontists is unmatched. The prospective individuals take up a basic college education that should be focused more on medical subjects, sciences or mathematical fields. This basic college education counts in the admittance of the prospective dentist into dental college. It helps a lot if the course that was taken in basic college is science based.

After this, the student should be admitted to a reputable dental college. This is where dentistry is taken up in full force. The basic course taken up in college should be around four years and the dentistry course may be around four to six years depending on the country that the student is taking it up. The first several years of this course concentrate on teaching the students textbook knowledge and other facts that they may encounter in the field.

Towards the latter half of the dentistry course, lab work and hands on training comes in. In many instances, the prospective dentists take up specialization after they have completed their course or graduated from it. Some take up the dental board exam and then take up fields of specialization while others practice dentistry immediately. Those who practice immediately can also take up additional studies after several years in order to specialize or to keep up with the new knowledge that may have appeared in the field. Usually in specialization, a periodontist may take up to three years to complete it. The exam that the oral health care professional takes will license him or her to practice this field.

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Scope of Periodontology

The area of concentration for periodontists are the structures that support the human being’s teeth. There are several things that can happen to these structures that will require the attention of a periodontist. Initially, an evaluation is done to the patient by a qualified and licensed professional. Once he or she has evaluated the situation, a recommendation is made in order to prevent, treat or correct it.

Medicines may be prescribed and surgery can also be recommended by the oral health care professional, as they see fit. Without the guidance and supervision of periodontists, it will be difficult to get rid of gum disease and the other conditions that can occur in this area. Surgery can also be included in the field of specialization for this oral heal care professionals long as he or she has take up dental surgery courses. The dentist should be qualified and licensed to do surgery in order to practice it.

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Next, read our blog, The Surgical Process of Cosmetic Ear Surgery.

The Surgical Process of Cosmetic Ear Surgery

Disproportionate facial contour can be a sensitive topic for many people who are unhappy with certain features of their face. One characteristic that can be difficult to hide without wearing large hats or sporting long hair are large and oversized ears that are disproportionate to the rest of the face. It’s not an uncommon problem, but it can leave a heavy weight on anyone’s self esteem and confidence. Luckily, there are otoplasty plastic surgery procedures available which can promptly transform a person’s ear and essentially their confidence.

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How is Otoplasty Performed?

Otoplasty, another word for “pin back” ear surgery, can reduce excess cartilage and skin from the ear during a short surgical procedure. The surgeon is not actually pinning back the ears reduce the wide look of the ears, but the result of the surgery are ears that look pin backed compared to it’s original state. During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision on the ear’s fold. Any cartilage or soft tissue that causes the ear to stick out too much away from the face can be removed. If one issue you have is that the ears are missing a natural fold, then the cartilage can be reshaped to create it. One great aspect of otoplasty is that any scar you may have from the procedure will likely not be visible because the incision is made in an inconspicuous location.

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What to Expect Post Surgery

Recovery time for cosmetic ear surgery is usually only about seven days. In the first few days after the surgery, you will be asked to keep on soft dressings applied to your ears by the doctor and although it may be uncomfortable especially if you sleep on your side, you will need to sleep on your back in order to keep pressure off of your ears. It may also be recommended to wear a headband for 2 weeks in order to keep the desired position of the ears.

If you are considering cosmetic ear surgery, contact a cosmetic surgeon (such as Paul Chasan MD in San Diego) to find out more information and whether you are a candidate for the surgery.

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