What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and tissues that support the teeth. It is caused by the formation of plaque and tartar deposits on the teeth as a result of poor oral care. Advanced gum disease can cause tooth loss and other serious health problems if not treated promptly.
Because gum disease does not often show visible symptoms, regular dental exams are essential to maintaining good oral health. The signs of the infection may be minor in the early stages, but if not treated, the sickness will advance to more severe problems. At Smile Plus Dentistry, we continually stress the importance of good gum health for patients of all ages, especially adults.