It can be only brilliant for the people in the city of Leeds, that there are so many different aspects to modern dentistry and so many different specialists do look after specialist problems- one such aspect is that of periodontics. A periodonist works on treating disease that affects the bone structure below the teeth and this is very important work to help you avoid tooth loss. They will first analyse your dental records, check any medication you may be taking and then get down to treating you. The health of your gums will be explored for any signs of disease and then so will the bone structure below the gum-line, normally by an x-ray. If there are any signs of both areas suffering, the periodontist will then apply the required treatment. In serious cases, this could involve the grafting of tissue and bone in order to overcome the problem. There are also some very new treatments around that will also remove the bacteria and help regenerate growth. Periodontists also help in the repair and placement of dental implants- an important element in the recovery of tooth loss.