What is a periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist that specializes in diseases of the gums and other structure surrounding the teeth. Periodontists need additional educational credentials to perform duties as this specialist. Periodontists may work within a partnership with other dentists or own private practices and may only acquire patients through referrals or public advertisements. A periodontist diagnoses, prevents and treats gum disease. Periodontists work to keep the patient’s gums healthy, performing treatment when necessary.
What is an Endodontist?
An endodontist is a specialist with specific training in root canals (endondontics). With their additional training and education, these specialists perform all aspects of root canal therapy, including routine as well as complex root canals.
Sleep apnea is a common disorder where one experiences pauses in breathing, or shallow breathing while sleeping.
Pauses can last a few seconds, or minutes, and may occur 30 times or more in an hour, quite often disrupting sleep.