It is the specialty that deals with the diseases that affect and damage the gums and the bone tissue that support the teeth. Gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis are among the most common causes of tooth loss, and their control is essential.

That is why it is essential to have proper oral hygiene, thus controlling the amount of dental plaque present. It is necessary to have periodic check-ups with the periodontist or dentist specialist to be able to make an early diagnosis of the disease in case it appears.