Our hospital offers Periodontic techniques to help slow periodontal disease and 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, periodontitis and gingival recession. Periodontal therapy includes root planing, gingival flaps and targeted tissue regeneration. Ask your veterinarian if any of these procedures would benefit your pet.