Periodontal Disease | Gum Treatment
What Is Gum Disease
Periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease, is an oral health issue that affects your gums, your jawbone, your teeth, and even your whole-body health. Periodontal disease occurs when plaque and bacteria build up in your mouth, causing your gums to become irritated. The irritation triggers an inflammatory response, which then causes your gums to swell. Eventually, your gums recede, and your teeth become loose. You may even suffer tooth loss and serious health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. If you have developed periodontal disease, Harry Albers DDS can help.