Cannon Family Dental offers periodontal services which focuses in the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the periodontium. We help patients with periodontal diseases including all forms of gingivitis, periodontitis and gingival recession, as well as the surgical placement and long-term maintenance of dental implants.
What is Periodontalogy?
Periodontology, or Periodontics, is the branch of dentistry which studies supporting structures of teeth, and diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. The word comes from the Greek words peri meaning around and odons meaning tooth. Literally taken, it means study of that which is “around the tooth”.