Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
Thank you for visiting the website of Yorktown Periodontics. When you trust your oral health with our dentist and team of dental professionals in Yorktown, VA, we pledge to provide you with high quality periodontal and dental implant therapy in a personalized and caring environment. Whether you need a dental implant or one of our periodontal plastic surgery procedures, our board-certified periodontist, Dr. Sayward Duggan, is prepared to provide you with the patient-service and results you deserve.
What is a Periodontist?
Periodontists are dental specialists that must complete specialty training beyond the requirements of dental school. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, periodontists receive extensive training, three years of additional education beyond dental school--in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, placement of dental implants, and the treatment of oral inflammation.
Who Should See a Periodontist?
A growing number of dental patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease. Research performed by dentists and the American Academy of Periodontology also suggests that there is a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging. Therefore, it’s best for patients with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease, or patients with complex cases, to develop a partnership with their periodontist because of their level of expertise as a trained specialist.
Please browse through our website and be sure to contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like to request an appointment.