Periodontics is the treatment of the gums, tissue and bone that support the teeth. For some people, periodontal care is required as a result of injury, disease, aging, or poor dental health. Our on-staff periodontist performs procedures such as gum grafting, laser surgery, crown lengthening, and the treatment of gum disease. She also contributes to the success of implants. After examining your teeth, Dr. Abbott may recommend you see our periodontist for additional care.