Periodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the supporting structures of the teeth, primarily the gums and the surrounding bone. Periodontists are dental specialists who specialize in the management of conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis. They provide a range of treatments, including scaling and root planing, gum surgeries, and dental implant placement. By addressing and managing periodontal diseases, periodontics aims to maintain the health of the gums, prevent tooth loss, and promote overall oral health. Periodontists play a vital role in helping patients achieve healthy, functional smiles.