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Periodontology, also known as periodontics, is a specialized field within dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the supporting structures of the teeth, including the gums, bone, and connective tissues. The primary goal of periodontology is to maintain the health of these structures and promote optimal oral health.

Key aspects of periodontology include:

Gingiva (Gums):

Periodontists are trained to diagnose and treat various gum conditions, including gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (more severe gum disease). They perform procedures to remove bacterial plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline, and they educate patients about proper oral hygiene to prevent and manage gum diseases.

Periodontal Ligament:

This connective tissue helps anchor the teeth to the jawbone. Periodontists assess the health of this ligament and treat conditions that affect its integrity.

Alveolar Bone:

The bone surrounding the teeth provides structural support. Periodontists diagnose and address bone loss caused by periodontal disease, and they may perform procedures like bone grafting to regenerate lost bone tissue.

Dental Implants:

Periodontists often specialize in placing dental implants, which involves surgical insertion of artificial tooth roots into the jawbone. Implants are used to replace missing teeth and provide stability for various dental restorations.

Soft Tissue Surgery:

Periodontists perform surgical procedures to treat conditions such as gum recession, pocket reduction, and crown lengthening. These procedures can improve both oral health and aesthetics.

Scaling and Root Planing:

Also known as deep cleaning, this non-surgical procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces and smoothing the tooth roots to promote healing of the gum tissues.

Maintenance and Follow-Up:

Periodontists provide ongoing monitoring and maintenance for patients with periodontal disease to ensure that the condition is managed effectively.

Periodontal diseases, if left untreated, can lead to serious oral health issues, including tooth loss and systemic health problems. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are essential for preventing and managing periodontal conditions.

If you have concerns about the health of your gums or supporting structures, or if you’re considering dental implants, consulting with a periodontist can provide you with specialized care and treatment options tailored to your needs.


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