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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontics is a field of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of oral diseases which affects the supporting and the surrounding tissues of the tooth/teeth or their substitutes (dental implants).

The tissues which provide support or the supporting tissues are known as the periodontium. These include the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. Periodontium is so called because in Greek the word 'peri' mean 'around' and 'odons' mean tooth. Basically Periodontics means, the study of tissues around the tooth/teeth.

Although periodontal diseases take many different forms, they are generally a result of a coalescence of bacterial plaque, biofilm accumulation of the gingiva and teeth, together with the host immuno-inflammatory mechanisms and other factors which are fatal. These lead to destruction of the supporting bone around natural teeth. If they are left untreated, these diseases may lead to alveolar bone loss and tooth loss. Since centuries this has been the main reason for tooth/teeth loss in adults.

A dentist who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the periodontium is called as a Periodontist. Periodontists are known to be the best in treating the patients with periodontal diseases. These may consist of all forms of gingivitis, periodontitis and gingival recession, including the surgical placement and long-term maintenance of dental implants. 

Periodontal Therapy