Periodontology is the clinical science that deal with the
periodontium or the tooth supporting structure in health and disease. This
department provides optimal and timely health care to the needy, along with
motivating and educating patients to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses
the prevention diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the
supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their
substitutes, such as dental implants. The specialty also
concerns itself with the maintenance of health, function and
esthetics of these structures and tissues.