If a dentist is noticing gum issues, like periodontitis, in your mouth or if they need you to have dental implants placed for a dental restoration, they will likely refer you to a periodontist. Many general dentists have a preferred periodontist that they refer to, someone who’s done great work for their referred dental patients in the past. Other dentists, however, may not have an established relationship with a particular periodontist and tell patients to find one themselves.
If your dentist did not recommend a particular periodontist near you for dental implants or gum surgery, you may be at a loss as to how to find a good one. The best place to start would be friends and family. Find out who they have gone to and had good experiences with. Don’t take their word for granted, however, make sure that the periodontist has good reviews online and that their web-presence seems trustworthy.
If your friends and family can’t recommend anyone to you, you can turn to Google for answers. You can just Google “Periodontist near me” and browse the local results on map until you find someone who has good reviews, and a trustworthy online presence.
Even if your dentist does recommend someone, we’ve seen patients that were not completely happy with the periodontist that their dentist recommended and ended up coming to Concord Lexington Periodontics for a second opinion. The procedures that you are going to undergo are transformative so don’t hesitate to follow your instinct if a periodontist doesn’t seem like a good match for you.
We hope you found this mini-guide useful and we wish you the best of luck in finding a periodontist that meets your needs. If you’re looking for a periodontist near Acton or Concord, don’t hesitate to contact Concord Lexington Periodontics for a consultation or a second opinion.