Periodontal (gum) disease is a problem for many Americans. Periodontal disease can range from inflammation to major soft tissue damage. To stop or slow this disease it is important to care for your gums and teeth daily and to visit your dentist office for routine cleanings.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal (gum) diseases are infections that if left untreated can cause tooth loss. This chronic bacteria infection can affect a single tooth or multiple teeth. It begins when bacteria (plague) forms on your teeth and the gums become inflamed.