Periodontology is an area of dentistry that studies the supporting structures of teeth as well as the diseases and conditions that affect them. Various bacterial and parasitic infections are responsible for the development of periodontal diseases, and regular visits to the dentist are the only way to prevent, identify and treat them.
Symptoms of gum disease:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Tooth sensitivity to cold
  • Red and inflamed gums
  • Bleeding when brushing and/or flossing
  • Food particles tend to become lodged between teeth
  • Loose and/or shifting teeth