Periodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry that studies prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the tissue that supports the teeth (gums, periodontal ligament, radicular cementum and alveolar bone) and implanted substitutes in order to guarantee the good health, function and aesthetics of teeth and their adjacent tissue.

Periodontitis, formerly known as pyorrhoea, is one of the most widespread infectious diseases in the human race, and the primary cause of tooth loss throughout the world.

Treatment of periodontitis provides a second chance to the mouths of patients who suffer from this infection.