Periodontics, also known as gum disease, is the part of dentistry that deal with the gums and bone that keep your teeth in place. For your teeth to be as healthy as they can be, you have to ensure that your teeth have a solid foundation.
Clinically speaking, gum disease is a bacterial infection that specifically affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth. Symptoms include swollen, puffy and bleeding gums; spaces between your teeth; and bad breath.
If gum disease is not adequately treated it can lead to serious health problems and tooth loss, making early detection through regular check-ups an essential part of ensuring your mouth stays healthy.
If you suffer from gum disease, your dentist can offer you treatment that will help you get rid of the disease and curb the effects before they become serious.