Periodontal care and treatment focuses on your gums. Gingivitis and Periodontitis are the two most common types of periodontal disease.
If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into periodontitis which can cause the loss of bone in the jaw.
When caught early, there are a number of gum procedures that can be performed to stem the progression of gingivitis and periodontitis.
If gum disease has progressed to damaging teeth, doctors can offer periodontal care in conjunction to implants or extractions in order to return your gums and teeth back to a healthy state.