The gum and bone are the foundation to a healthy mouth. They are the supportive structures that lay the foundation for a beautiful smile. At Smiles By Eddie we offer in-house specialty doctors to give our patients the best and most comprehensive dental care all in one place. Ensuring the health of the gum and bone ensures the long-term success of your teeth and your smile.

What is Periodontics?

Periodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on the health of the supporting structures of the teeth, primarily the gums and the bone surrounding the teeth. These structures are collectively known as the periodontium. A periodontist is a dental specialist who specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions that affect the periodontium. The main goal of periodontics is to maintain the health and function of the gums and the bone that holds the teeth in place.

Common Periodontal Procedures:

Periodontal procedures are crucial for maintaining the health of the gums and the stability of the teeth. Periodontists use their expertise to address gum disease, prevent tooth loss, and improve both oral health and aesthetics. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are essential to prevent and detect periodontal issues early.