PERIODONTICS is the most surgical speciality within odontology and deals with prevention and treatment of inflammation soft tissue (gums) in the oral cavity, and the bone loss around the teeth.
The most frecuent pathology in this area is gingivitis or complete inflammation of the gums than can proceed to gum bleeding and bone loss.
Nowadays with the common use of dental implants new pathologies have shown up as perimplantitis (inflamation aroound the implant). That can lead to implant failure.
The specialist can help the patient in education and prevention of the gingivitis and surgically treat them if they are severe.
«Periodontology is the foundation of oral harmony»
Samuel Ortiz Ruiz. Odontólogo especialista en periodoncia