In the world of dentistry, maintaining optimal oral health goes beyond just taking care of your teeth. The health of your gums, specifically the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, plays a crucial role in ensuring a lifelong, beautiful smile. In this comprehensive overview, we will delve into the realm of periodontics, exploring its importance, common issues, and the latest advancements in gum care.
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the supporting structures of the teeth. These supporting structures include the gums (gingiva), the bone surrounding the teeth, and the periodontal ligament, which connects the teeth to the bone.