Watson Dental Care

Watson Dental Care has been a trusted Orlando dentist office for over 35 years. We are dedicated to providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience for our patients and their families. Dr. Gabriel Sangalang »»»Read more

Hunter's Creek Dental

Are you searching for an experienced, professional, and caring dentist in the Orlando area? Dr. Mohammed Khan at Hunter's Creek Dental Center offers Orlando residents exceptional dental care»»»Read more

Dr. Phillips Periodontics & Implants

Dr. Christopher Lee is a Board Certified Periodontist who has helped many Orlando patients obtain healthier teeth and gums.  From his beautiful office »»»Read more

Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

We are Central Florida leaders in periodontal therapy, and cater to patients looking for quality services in a caring and pleasant environment. We have been serving »»»Read more

The Smile Doctors

Welcome to the practice of Drs. David Beltran and Lisa Mangiarelli, where beautiful smiles begin! What sets us apart from the rest? Our very unique office »»»Read more

Central Florida Periodontics & Implantology

Jeffrey J. Sevor, DMD is a periodontist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, and in the placement of dental implants »»»Read more

Periodontists Information

PERIODONTICS is a specialty ofdentistry that studies supporting structures ofteeth, 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 theperiodontal ligament. A professional who practices this specialty field of dentistry is known as a periodontist. Periodontology is an emerging specialty in the field of dentistry which deals with the diseases of the tooth supporting structures. In the clinical sessions the students are equipped with the skills to carry out various treatment modalities to manage the patients suffering from periodontal diseases.

Periodontal diseases

Periodontal diseases take on many different forms but are usually a result of a coalescence of bacterial plaque biofilm accumulation of the red complex bacteria (e.g., P. gingivalis, T. forsythia, and T. denticola) of the gingiva and teeth, combined with host immuno-inflammatory mechanisms and other risk factors which lead to destruction of the supporting bone around natural teeth. Untreated, these diseases lead to alveolar bone loss and tooth loss and, to date, continue to be the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.


Periodontology also involves the placement and maintenance of dental implants, including the treatment of peri-implantitis which is inflammatory bone loss around dental implants. The etiology of peri-implantitis is thought to be very similar to periodontal disease