Protection for the foundations of your teeth. Periodontitis means 'inflammation around the tooth'. Periodontitis is a fairly common disease that occurs when bacteria and plaque damage the soft tissue and bone that support the tooth. We treat periodontitis gently, bearing in mind the causes and, when necessary, working with your family doctor or internist to find the treatment best suited to you. We focus particularly on prevention. After all, preventive treatment is the basis for life-long dental health.