Dr. Susan Baker has practiced the specialty of Periodontics in the Atlanta community since 1987.
The specialty of Periodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association®. The practice of Periodontics is focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease affecting the gums and supporting structures of teeth and in the placement dental implants.
Ongoing clinical research in periodontics is dedicated to the development of advanced techniques in periodontal plastic surgery, oral reconstructive surgery, tissue engineering and regeneration, implantology and improvements of therapies used in the treatment of periodontal disease. Information research efforts include collaboration with medical professionals in the study of systemic relationships between periodontal health and whole body health.
General dentists and other dental specialists refer their patients to a Periodontist for the treatment of periodontal disease or placement of dental implants. They also rely on the Periodontist to perform gum-sculpting procedures that complement cosmetic dental restorations such as porcelain veneers and crowns.
Read more at the American Academy of Periodontology website Perio.org.