Periodontology is the study of “Periodontium”, which includes all the supporting apparatus of the tooth, such as: Gingiva, Cementum, Periodontal Ligament, Alveolar Bone.
It deals with the biology of periodontium in health and disease. This branch of dentistry covers both the non-surgical, surgical as well as medicinal approach in managing the diseases of periodontal tissues & its associated structures. The subject is taught to 3rd year BDS class. Learning of this subject shall prepare the students for clinical management of periodontal patients in general dental practice.