A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and gingival recession.
More recently, their scope of work has broadened to include the placement and maintenance of dental implants.
Meet our Periodontist
Dr. Javier Cabrales
Dr. Javier Cabrales completed the Graduate Periodontics program at the University of Manitoba in June 2020. Prior to his periodontal training, he received his DMD from the University of Saskatchewan in 2014 and thereafter worked as a general dentist for 3 years prior to entering postgraduate studies.
Dr. Cabrales is fluent in both English and Spanish, and was drawn to Calgary for its mountains. When not at work, he enjoys going for long walks with his dog, snowboarding, cycling, and playings sports such as soccer and squash.
As trained periodontists, they specialize in the management of periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants. This includes:
Limited or complete periodontal evaluation
Surgical and non-surgical periodontal therapy
Surgical implant placement
Bone graftings, such as ridge and sinus augmentation
Extractions and ridge preservations
Functional & Esthetic crown lengthening
Should I See A Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease including surgical techniques such as bone grafting, gum grafting, and the placement of dental implants.
Periodontists are also experts in the management of oral inflammation.
They receive extensive training in these areas, including a minimum of three additional years of education beyond dental school.
Although periodontists often deal with the management of destructive disease, they are also specialists in performing elective cosmetic periodontal procedures such as crown lengthening.
Many patients’ periodontal needs can be managed by their general dentist and dental hygienist; however, moderate or severe gum disease should generally be managed by a periodontist.
Furthermore, in cases where it is complicated by the effects of heart disease, diabetes, smoking, or other health problems, effective periodontal treatment may necessitate the greater understanding and expertise of a trained specialist.
Oftentimes patients, are best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist; having all of your dental providers under one roof allows them the luxury of discussing your case in-person to develop comprehensive treatment options that address your needs and desires.
At Sierra Dental Airdrie, we are firmly committed to helping you enjoy your teeth for a lifetime, therefore recommendations regarding disease management are made in view of helping you achieve your optimum periodontal health.
Although we realize that many of our patients are covered by insurance plans which place limitations on the amount and frequency of dental care, our top priority is always to do what best ensures your health and addresses your goals.
Therefore, we recommend treatment without regard to insurance coverage.
If this raises a financial concern for you, please advise us so that financial arrangements may be discussed before treatment is rendered.
At Sierra Dental, we place great emphasis on prevention and our qualified staff takes pride in providing the best available care. We will gladly answer any questions you may have!
Give one of our professionals a call at 403-297-9600. We will gladly answer any questions you may have!
EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS
We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
We are also open all throughout the weekend. That’s right, we’re open every day of the week.
DIRECT BILLING TO INSURANCE PLANS
To support our clients, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.
PAYMENT PLANS & FINANCING AVAILABLE
We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.
At Sierra Dental, you will never struggle to find parking. Our clinics offer convenient parking options that are free of charge to our patients. It’s one more way we work to put a smile on your face.