Journal of General Dentistry


Periodontology or periodontics (from Ancient Greek περί, perí – 'around'; and á½€δούς, odoús – 'tooth', genitive á½€δÏŒντος, odóntos) is the forte of dentistry that reviews supporting structures of teeth, just as illnesses and conditions that influence them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which incorporates the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal tendon. A periodontist is a dental specialist that has practical experience in the anticipation, conclusion and treatment of periodontal malady and in the position of dental implants.The term periodontium is utilized to portray the gathering of structures that straightforwardly encompass, bolster and secure the teeth. The periodontium is made to a great extent out of the gingival tissue and the supporting bone.

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