Dr. Harold Doerr and Dr. Joshua Nehring are periodontists, which are dentists who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. A periodontist receives extensive training in these areas, including two or more years of additional education beyond dental school.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. Learn more about dental implants.
Periodontal diseases are ongoing infections of the gums that gradually destroys the supporting bone of your natural teeth. Dental plaque (normal bacteria in the mouth) is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. Bacteria found in plaque produce toxins or poisons that irritate the gums. Read more about preventing gum disease.