Periodontology 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. Maintenance of health function and aesthetics of supporting structures of teeth and teeth like structures is also a concern of this department.
The clinical training in the department of Periodontology is carried out in the 3rd year of undergraduate study. The students are trained to perform procedures like scaling, curettage, root planning and polishing. The students are also introduced to the more advanced periodontal surgical procedures like Gingivectomy, Gingivoplasty, Flap surgery, Guided tissue regeneration, Guided bone regeneration and implants.