Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, 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.
Gum disease also known as gingivitis is caused by an excessive build up of bacteria which create plaque. If plaque is formed under and around the gum line it causes inflammation, swelling and bleeding leading to gum and bone loss.
At smile360 dental specialists, treatment for gum disease under the care of our specialists can include dental scaling and root planning, antimicrobial therapy, periodontal surgery, laser surgery but above all good oral hygiene is encouraged to treat and prevent problems from occurring.