What is a Periodontist?

What is a periodontist?

Periodontist: a dentist with specialized training in placing dental implants and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and concerns that affect the health of the gums and soft oral tissues.

East Tennessee Periodontics is a comprehensive periodontal office offering patients personalized treatment plans and compassionate care. We help patients to restore the health and appearance of their smile by addressing the underlying causes of gum health issues. Dr. Robert Cain is a periodontist with advanced training in the placement of dental implants and offers a range of implant options for patients missing one tooth or all of their teeth.

What is a Periodontist in Knoxville TN

Periodontal Services Hardin Valley, TN

LANAP: No cut, No Sew, No Fear. LANAP laser dentistry is the latest in dental technology offering patients a noninvasive, nonsurgical alternative for healing gums affected by periodontal disease. Dr. Cain has special training in the use of the LANAP lasers providing patients with effective and comfortable treatment of gum disease.

Cosmetic Gum Contouring: The aesthetics of your gum line could be reflective of the health of your gum line. Having a well shaped, balanced gum line helps protect the teeth and gums from further damage. Dr. Cain offers surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for contouring the gums or to address a gummy smile or a receding gum line.

Periodontal Surgery: Dr. Cain offers a range of periodontal surgeries addressing a variety of soft tissue oral health concerns all from the comfort of our Knoxville, TN dentist office. Dr. Cain provides frenectomy, osseous, Pinhole, Sinus lift, soft tissue allograft and soft tissue grafting surgeries.

Dental Implants: Dental implants are the most natural way to replace any number of missing teeth. Dr. Cain provides complete dental implant services under one roof. Dr. Cain offers single tooth implants, All On Four and dental implant secured dentures and bridges.


If you have concerns about the overall appearance or health of your gums or have one or more missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cain. This will provide the opportunity to learn more about the health of your smile and what treatments or procedures can meet your needs. Contact us at (865) 280-1173 or request an appointment online.