What Is Gum Disease And Can It Affect You?

When you visit our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, we do more than just clean your teeth and check for signs of decay. We also look for other common issues, such as oral cancer and gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious gum infection caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth. When gum disease is left untreated, it will continue to progress and can cause serious complications such as tooth loss and deterioration of the jawbone.