What is periodontology?

Periodontology is the scientific branch of dentistry that studies the problems of gum and maxilla that surround and support the structures of teeth and implants, diagnoses and treats the dental diseases and also ensures quality of post-treatment health conditions. It deals with the diagnosis and the treatment of periodontal diseases.

Who is a periodontist?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontists are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. Periodontists are experts in the treatment of oral inflammation and pathology. 

What are the early symptoms of a possible periodontal disease?

The first signs of periodontal disease usually begin with gingivitis; the gums appear reddened at the margins, slightly swollen and bleed when gently provoked by tooth brushing or flossing.