Our veterinarian whose practice is limited to dentistry and oral surgery offers periodontal therapies to help slow periodontal disease and avoid tooth loss. Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss in dogs and cats. Periodontics involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the tissues that surround the teeth. These conditions include gingivitis, periodontal pocketing, and alveolar bone loss. Periodontal therapies include but are not limited to root planning and bone graft treatments (guided tissue regeneration). Ask our veterinarian if any of these procedures would benefit your pet.