What is Periodontology Periodontology is the study of the specialised system of hard and soft tissues that supports your teeth and maintains their position in the jaw.Click here for more information. What is Periodontitis Periodontitis is often known as ‘Gum Disease’ and is a very common condition in which the gums and deeper periodontal structures become inflamed. Click here to find out more. What is periodontal disease Periodontal disease is the term that covers all diseases of the gums and supporting structures of the tooth. In Ireland it affects about 10% of the population.Click here for more information. Dental Implants Dental implants have been used to replace missing teeth since the mid-1960s, but in recent years their use has become much more widespread. Click here to find out more. Healthy Gums Check the health of your gums by asking yourself the following questions. Click here to find out more. Other conditions There are a number of general conditions which can affect your chances of developing periodontitis and potentially put you into a high-risk category. Click here to find out more.