Periodontics is the study, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants.
Periodontal disease (or gum disease) affects the tissues which keep your teeth in place. When tartar, plaque and bacteria build up around the tooth; its supporting tissue is compromised. If not diagnosed and treated in time it may result in the loss of the tooth or even bone loss. Periodontics, restores and rebuilds the look and function of a mouth affected by gum disease.