Patient Education

Dr. Richardson and our dental staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. In this section, we will explain many dental concerns. 

Please tour the interactive pages that address your dental issues and feel free to contact the office for further information. 

What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dental specialist that attended 4 years of dental school, is licensed to practice general dentistry and has chosen to attend an additional 3 year residency program that intensely focuses on surgical treatment of the gums and bone that support the teeth. Periodontology is the dental specialty that focuses primarily on treating conditions that affect the gums and jaw bone. In addition, periodontists are uniquely trained to place dental implants and respect the soft tissues of the mouth that help to protect implants once they have healed. This training also includes advanced surgical techniques in bone graftingsinus augmentations, soft tissue grafting, and IV conscious sedation. 

Getting Referred to Our Office

A referral to a Maitland periodontist will entail a comprehensive dental examination, review of x-rays taken either in our office or your general dentist's and an in-depth consultation with Dr. Richardson that will educate you on the specifics of your referred condition. You will leave the office with an understanding of why you have been referred, treatment options that best suit your needs, and a treatment plan with clear goals.

Please feel free to call our Maitland office with any questions at 407-628-4046 or our Eustis office at 352-589-1973. You can also click here to schedule an appointment.

Why See a Periodontist Today 

You're not alone in your journey to a healthier mouth. Even celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg can acquire gum disease. Watch the video below on her experiences with gum disease, bone loss, and overall health.

Eustis: 352-589-1973
Maitland: 407-628-4046