What Does a Periodontist Do?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are experts in the treatment of all forms of periodontal disease including gingivitis, periodontitis, and gingival recession.

Periodontists have had three years of extensive advanced training in the treatment of periodontal disease, in addition to dental school.  As specialists, they devote their time, energy, and skill to helping people who need periodontal treatment.

By choosing a specialist you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants tailored to your needs.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Dr. Goggin is a board certified periodontist, which means she had made significant achievements beyond the mandatory education requirements of the specialty.  This is a distinction held by less than one-half of practicing periodontists.

What to learn more about the services we offer?   Visit our Education library.

In regards the Coronavirus (Covid-19):
At Asheville Periodontics, the health of our community is our top priority.  For the greater good of the community and the safety of our patients and staff, we will be temporarily closed beginning Thursday, March 19.  Stay tuned here, and on our website for more updates as the situation progresses.
To lessen the load on hospital emergency rooms, we will be available should you have a serious dental emergency.  You can reach Dr. Goggin via phone or text at 828-423-0146 or Rachel our office manager 828-571-0116.  We do request that if you have cold, flu, COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in an active COVID-19 area in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who has, please let us know before being seen.
For those of you with appointments in the coming weeks, we will reach out to you to reschedule your appointment.  Thank you for your understanding.