Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues. (American Dental Association, Adopted December 1992)

Some Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease:

  • Bleeding gums after brushing your teeth
  • Blood on your floss after flossing
  • Aching, inflamed or swollen gum tissue
  • Wobbly and/or loose teeth
  • Tooth roots becoming exposed
  • Chronic offensive breath (halitosis)
  • Pus or white film at the gum line
  • Sharp pain when you chew or bite on something
  • Recent change in your bite
  • Spaces that have appeared between teeth
  • Food getting lodged up in your gums