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periodontics:

see dentistrydentistry,
treatment and care of the teeth and associated oral structures. Dentistry is mainly concerned with tooth decay, disease of the supporting structures, such as the gums, and faulty positioning of the teeth.
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periodontics

[‚per·ē·ə′dän·tiks]
(medicine)
The branch of dentistry devoted to diseases of the gingiva (gum tissue), alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, and cementum.
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The Department of Periodontology was established in KCD 39 years back.
The Periodontology Department was established in KCD around 39 years ago.
2 Professor, Department of Periodontology, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Salvi et al., "Influence of residual pockets on progression of periodontitis and tooth loss: results after 11 years of maintenance," Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol.
Genco, "Virulence factors of porphyromonas gingivalis," Periodontology 2000, vol.
Wikesjo, "Biology and principles of periodontal wound healing/regeneration," Periodontology 2000, vol.
McCulloch, "Assessment of a novel screening test for neutrophil collagenase activity in the diagnosis of periodontal diseases," Journal of Periodontology, vol.
Zhao, "Determinants of host susceptibility in aggressive periodontitis," Periodontology 2000, vol.
Lang, "Fundamental principles in periodontal plastic surgery and mucosal augmentation--a narrative review," Journal of Clinical Periodontology, vol.
(1) Recently, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has suggested interpretations to this periodontal disease classification in an attempt to address its limitations, such as the primary emphasis on clinical attachment levels as the main classification criterion, as well as the difficulty in distinguishing between aggressive and chronic periodontitis and in determining localized versus generalized periodontitis.
The present cross sectional study was conducted from 15th February to 15th April 2016 at Periodontology Department.