Why should I go to a periodontist?

Periodontists treat a range of gum diseases such as mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. The treatments vary, such as scaling and root planing (the cleaning of infected root surfaces), root surface debridement (the removal of damaged tissue), and regenerative procedures (the reversal of lost bone and tissue). 

Common CDT codes for Periodontal Treatments: 

  • [4260] Osseous surgery (including elevation of a full-thickness flap and closure) - four or more contiguous teeth or tooth bounded spaces per quadrant 
  • [4341] Periodontal scaling and root planing - four or more teeth per quadrant 
  • [4342] Periodontal scaling and root planing - one to three teeth per quadrant 
  • [4910] Periodontal maintenance 


1.  https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/p/periodoncia

2. https://www.cincinnatidental.org/asp/other.asp?ID=1002

3. https://www.ada.org/en/publications/cdt/glossary-of-dental-clinical-and-administrative-ter#fixedpart

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