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Periodontology is the Latin term for the science that deals with the periodontal apparatus. The periodontist is a specialist who is specialized in this subject. If you suffer from gum bleeding, gum recession and/or bone recession you should see a dentist who is specialized in this subject. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria & plaque that settles in the teeth & gingiva. Usually an exact examination takes place -the so called periodontal diagnosis. According to the degree of severity, you will have to undergo one or more initial therapies. After the last initial therapy, a waiting time of 8 weeks is normal before beginning to collect the data of the gum -a so called Reevaluation. Then the data from diagnosis and the reevaluation are compared with each other. Like this the periodontist gets a good overview on your gum condition. Learn more about periodontology in the video.
Produced: 03/2011