Periodontology is the study of the supporting structures of the teeth which are made up of the gingival or gums, cementum, periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone. Accordingly periodontology includes the prevention, treatment and follow-up care after an infection of these tissues. Periodontal illnesses including gingivital atrophy are, next to cavities, the most common cause of the loss of teeth. Parodontitis, also called parodontosis, begins with a painless, chronic infection of the gums. The cause of this is bacteria that produce a dangerous plaque. Furthermore genetic factors, heavy smoking or stress can promote its development. Independent of your age parodontosis can affect one or many teeth. If the disease isn’t treated, parodontosis causes the progressive loss of bone tissue around the teeth and can lead to the loss of teeth. Through a gentle treatment the bio film is removed, the gums are retained and the damaged bone substance can regenerate itself. Even when the loss of bone tissue has been diagnosed, this too can be stopped by a gentle ultrasonic treatment.