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Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. The dentist that specialize in this is called periodontist.
Periodontist are dentistry's experts in treating periodontal disease. They receive up to three additional years of specialized training in periodontal disease treatment in both non-surgical treatments and periodontal plastic surgery procedures. There are different procedures in this area, such as:
The gingivitis may be cured with a deep dental cleaning ,while the periodontitis would need a scaling and root planning treatment ,to remove the plaque and calculus(tartar) from deep periodontal pockets and smooth the root to remove bacteria toxins., The ongoing maintenance and frequent dental cleanings and controls would be the key to success on the fighting of a periodontal condition patient.