Periodontal disease is a disease that effects the gums of your teeth. It can cause swollen gums, receding gums, tenderness, bleeding, bad breath, and tooth loss. If it is left untreated for a long period of time, periodontal disease is associated with much more serious conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and lung disease.


  • Periodontal Disease is usually caused by lack of oral hygiene. Plaque builds up on the teeth and irritates the gums, eventually causing tooth decay.
  • If you leave plaque to build up for too long it infects the underlying tissue and bone.
  • The following things can cause increased risk of developing Periodontal Disease: poor oral health, tobacco, old age, diabetes, poor immune health, viral and fungal infections, medications, poor nutrition and drug use.

Treatment Options

  • Teeth cleaning will be done to remove all plaque.
  • The dentist may also fix poor fitting crowns or other dental work to keep the issue from arising again.
  • Teeth straightening may be recommended to allow for more proper cleaning of teeth.


  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Improved smile
  • Fresher breath
  • Decreased risk of serious conditions such as heart attack or stroke