Periodontics is the dental specialty focusing exclusively in the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. Periodontists treat cases ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis, such as scaling and root planing (the cleaning of infected root surfaces), root surface debridement (the removal of damaged tissue), and regenerative procedures (the reversal of lost bone and tissue). When necessary, periodontists can also perform surgical procedures for patients with severe gum disease.

  • Track 1-1 Periodontal diseases
  • Track 2-2 Peri-Implantitis
  • Track 3-3 Periodontal Treatments
  • Track 4-4 Regenerative Procedures

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