A dental specialty concerned with the histology, physiology, and pathology of the tissues that support, attach, and surround the teeth, and of the treatment and prevention of disease affecting these tissues.
a specialized field of dentistry, mainly dealing with the repair and maintenance of the supporting tissues around teeth. Periodontics often also includes minor oral surgical procedures, as well as placement of dental implants.
Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth. Types of treatment include â€“ scaling, root planning, gingival curretage/graft, bone graft, periodontal flap procedure, etc.
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry which deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases affecting the tooth root, and the supporting bone, ligaments and surrounding tissues (gums) of the teeth.
Periodontics is the study of clinical aspects of the supporting structures of the teeth (i.e the periodontium), which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone (jaw), root cementum, and the periodontal ligament. The word comes from the Greek words peri meaning around and odons meaning tooth. Literally taken, it means study of that which is "around the tooth".