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Periodontics

Periodontology or periodontics (from Ancient Greek περί, περί – 'around'; and ὀδούς, ὀδούς – 'tooth', genitive ὀδόντος, ὀδόντος) is the specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. A periodontist is a dentist that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and in the placement of dental implants.

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