Periodontics is the specialist branch of dentistry in terms of treating and preventing gum diseases.


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“Peri” is the Greek origin word for “around”

“Odonto” is also a Greek word for “tooth”

Periodontics hence refers to the region surrounding the tooth, which includes mainly the gums and bone. There is also some overlap between this specialty and oral surgery when it comes to implants.

Current skillset:

  • Simple periodontal assessment including recording pocket depths, identifying plaque indices and assessing tooth mobility
  • Supragingival and subgingival scaling

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