What is Periodontology?

Periodontology  is the speciality that deals with all diseases, destruction and rebuilding of the supporting structure of the tooth, namely the bone, gum and the priodontal ligament (which is the ligament that holds the tooth to the bone).

What is a periodontist?

It is a qualified dentist who has completed an additional four years of full-time post-graduate training in the specialty of oral medicine and periodontics at an accredited university.