Periodontology or periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them.
Periodontology also involves the placement and maintenance of dental implants, including the treatment of peri-implantitis which is inflammatory bone loss around dental implants.
Periodontal treatment includes:
Treatment of Gingivitis (inflamed or bleeding gums)
Treatment of periodontal disease (disease affecting gum tissue and underlying bone)
Gum disease treatment around implants – Peri-implantitis
Correction of uneven gum line (crown lengthening)
Cosmetic gum graft to correct gum shrinkage
Treatment of bad breath (halitosis)
Dental Implant Treatment
There are many forms of periodontal disease often resulting from bacterial build-up on the teeth and gums. Over time and if untreated, this can lead to inflammation of the gums and degradation of the bone surrounding the teeth and eventually premature loss of teeth.