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  • n. A dentist whose speciality is periodontics

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  • n. a dentist specializing in diseases of the gums and other structure surrounding the teeth

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Examples

  • Haiku Friday – I just got back from the periodontist and boy is my jaw tired; or – if it ends in "ectomy" it has to be bad

    Sugar And Spice And Everything Awesome | Her Bad Mother

  • Months earlier, my dentist told me that I needed to see a periodontist ASAP to avoid infection and that I would probably lose those teeth.

    The Sacred Promise

  • "When you put a dental implant in, you rely on the healing process to cement it to the jaw, so you get a higher failure rate with diabetes," says Ed Marcus , a periodontist in Yardley, Pa., who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University dental schools.

    If Your Teeth Could Talk ...

  • "No on e has really shown that it's damaging, but no one knows the long-term results," says Dr. Marcus, the periodontist in Yardley, Pa.

    If Your Teeth Could Talk ...

  • Your best bet if you have any ailment or chronic condition is to check with your doctor to see if there are any side effects for your oral health so you can take preventative steps and work with your dentist, periodontist and other care givers.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: Why Oral Health Leads to Overall Health

  • I bought a boomerang, and a classy gift for a periodontist friend who has everything: a pouch made from... kangaroo scrotum.

    Lea Lane: Only Have a Week? A Deluxe Quickie to Oz

  • Albert G. Paulsen, 91, a periodontist and retired Navy Reserve rear admiral who ran a dental practice in Falls Church from 1954 until he retired in 2000, died Feb. 10 at his home in Falls Church.

    Albert G. Paulsen, periodontist, gardener

  • "There isn't any good information about the life cycle of third molars," said Donald DeNucci, a periodontist with NIH'S National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda.

    Study may shed light on when it's appropriate to remove wisdom teeth

  • David Sandak, a periodontist in Weston, Conn., was saddled with an expensive adjustable-rate mortgage on his $1.3 million colonial-style home, where he lives with his two daughters after his 2008 divorce.

    Time to Refinance? Jumbo Mortgage Rates Plunge

  • So, you'll have to visit a periodontist soon--it could be worse!

    Ferule & Fescue

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