A periodontist and a dentist may offer many of the same treatment options, but periodontists are more focused on diagnosing and treatment problems with the gums. This usually includes advanced gum disease, a condition affecting millions of Americans. Periodontists receive specialized training to give the best possible advice and solutions for their patients who exhibit periodontitis, which affects both the soft tissues and the bones in the mouth. Additionally, periodontists are best suited to provide bone grafting, deep pocket cleanings, crown lengthening, and scaling and root planing.
A dentist may have the skills to address the initial stage of gum disease, gingivitis, but it is best to find someone who has studied periodontics if your gum disease has progressed beyond gingivitis or you are experiencing soreness of the mouth. Dr. J. Scott Jones is a credentialed, well-respected periodontist in Waco, TX, and is accepting new patients. Simply call 254.776.6350 to get a spot on the office calendar.
I have been a patient of Dr Jones for 28 years. DR Jones and his staff are great. They explain all procedure options thoroughly and follow up after any procedure to make sure their patients are doing OK. My husband is now also a patient of Dr Jones. I tell everyone who tells me that they may need to see a periodontist, have their general dentist to get them in to see Dr Jones."— Denise Hegefed
I have been going to Dr. Jones office for over 11 years. After my initial periodontal surgery, they have helped me keep my gums in good shape.— Bettie Smith
Tammy Gorman— Anonymous
Superior service , friendly staff, and my mouth has never felt better!!— Tina Hutyra