What is Periontology?

 

Periodontology 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. 

The term 'periodontology' is derived from :
  • 'peri' - meaning around
  • 'odont' - meaning tooth
  • 'ology' - meaning study of
Periodontology is therefore the study of the strucutures around teeth, and therefore a study of the foundations of teeth and the conditions that affect them. 
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