Periodontal disease (periodontitis) is any inflammation of the hard and soft tissues that surround and support teeth.

Everyone has some amount of dental plaque, however the accumulation of plaque along with other factors such as genetics, certain bacterial species, and habits such as smoking, can make one person more likely than another to develop periodontal disease. Untreated periodontitis has a number of negative effects on a person’s health including the presence of chronic inflammation, abscesses, pain, tooth mobility and bone loss.

As periodontitis is a complex condition, it requires a substantial amount of knowledge and skill to diagnose and treat effectively. A periodontist usually works with the patient and their general dentist to treat the condition and prevent it from recurring.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Surgery