What is Periodontology ?

Periodontology is one of the specialties and science of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth and implants, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. 


Who is Periodontist?

A periodontist is a dental specialist with a deep understanding of preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal and peri-implant diseases, in addition to their proficiency in dental implant placements. Furthermore, a periodontist is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the well-being of these tooth-supportive structures, and they address a range of concerns related to gum health, periodontal diseases, dental implants, and even aesthetic aspects.

What is Periodontal Health?

The World Health Organization defined health as “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Accordingly, periodontal health is defined by the absence of clinically detectable inflammation.

What are Periodontal Tissues?

The term periodontium (periodontal/peri-implant tissues) is used to describe the group of structures that directly surround, support and protect the teeth and implants. The periodontium is composed largely of the gingival tissue and the supporting bone.


What are Periodontal Diseases?

Contrary to what is commonly thought, periodontal diseases are not infectious diseases; they are inflammatory diseasescaused by plaque biofilms.

  • Gingivitis is an inflammatory lesion resulting from interactions between the dental plaque biofilm and the host’s immune-inflammatory response, which remains contained within the gingiva and does not extend to the bone.
  • Periodontitis is a chronic multifactorial inflammatory disease associated with dysbiotic plaque biofilms and characterized by progressive destruction of bone.

What are the Symptoms of the Periodontal Diseases?

Depending on the severity of your periodontal disease, disease symptoms that can be observed may vary; however, the following symptoms are possible to see;

  • Bleeding, swollen, or receding gums,
  • Loose teeth,
  • A change in your bite (how your upper and lower teeth come into contact with each other),
  • Pain or discomfort within, around, or underneath your gums,
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitivity.

If you have the following conditions, your periodontal disease can progress more severely and increases your risk of acquiring advanced periodontal disease.

  • A personal or family history of periodontal disease,
  • A personal or family history of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, or cancer,
  • Smoking

How can you protect yourself from periodontal diseases?

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene has consistently been regarded as a fundamental aspect of periodontal well-being. This is typically accomplished through a blend of effective individual oral care practices with tooth and interdental brushing and routine professional attention by periodontists and hygienists.


Periodontal Disease


Often painless gum disease can remain symptom-less or you may notice bleeding gums, bad breath, gum recession, swollen gums and sensitive teeth. Thousands of bacteria live in our mouths. Most are harmless, but some release toxins which cause damage to the supporting structures of our teeth.

Following a comprehensive dental examination our dentist and hygienist will work together to provide treatment plan such as full mouth detox or specific periodontal therapy. Gum disease is highly complex and progressive and if left untreated can lead to tooth loss.

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At Dr. Tosun Dental Clinic, we believe in more than just dental treatments – we believe in crafting beautiful smiles founded upon unwavering trust and genuine compassion.

As your trusted dental clinic in Dubai, we take pride in delivering unparalleled dental excellence that goes beyond oral health. Our dedicated team of experienced dentists and specialists is committed to providing you and your family with the standard of personalized care.



DDS, PhD, Specialist Periodontist

Dr. Esra is a periodontist with 24 years of clinical experience. She graduated from Hacettepe University and received her Ph.D. in Periodontology at Ankara University, Turkey.

She was the founder of the Department of Periodontology and a full-time professor at Kocaeli University before joining our team. She was the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry for 3 years and held many administrative positions at both the Faculty of Dentistry and the university’s President’s Office. She also worked as a Research Associate at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, University of Louisville School of Dentistry in the USA between 2004 and 2007.

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