Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease or periodontal disease is considered a silent oral disease.   This serious condition is a chronic infection of the mouth that can go unnoticed by patients for years.  If untreated, it causes attachment loss (bone loss/gum recession) around teeth and eventually loss of teeth.  Bleeding gums and bad breath are both signs that periodontal disease may be present.  Recent research have highlighted a significant link between gum disease and other health issues like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.   Stabilization and control over this disease is a must in maintaining dental and overall health.   For more information on treatment of gum disease, see our section on Cleanings and Periodontal Treatment.