Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth and the diseases and conditions that affect them.
Please note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. We always discuss these with you before conducting any procedures.
Signs of periodontal disease
Red, swollen, tender, painful or bleeding gums
Persistent bad breathe
A bad taste in the mouth
Abscesses between teeth and the gums
Loose teeth, drifting apart from each other
It is possible to have gum disease and have no warning signs. That is one reason why regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important.
Links to Other Health Conditions
While a link is not conclusive, some studies indicate that severe gum disease may be associated with several other systemic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or stroke.
Periodontics also deals with gum aesthetics, which complements the beautiful teeth alignment of a perfect smile. It can involve:
gum and bone grafts to restore receded gums and to recover the resorbed bone around the affected teeth
crown lengthening surgeries to maintain the right tooth/gum proportion of a gummy smile
image courtesy Dr K Kourshounian