What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is the dental specialty focusing exclusively on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. This disease is mostly known as gum disease. Gum disease is a serious infection that damages soft tissue and without treatment can destroy the bone that supports your teeth.
How to prevent serious periodontal diseases?
It is actually pretty easy to avoid any serious periodontal diseases. It is just as simple as having proper hygiene and taking care of your teeth. Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum disease (periodontal disease) than from cavities and this all has to due to the lack of taking care of your teeth. If you make sure your teeth are clean you will never have anything to worry about.