Periodontal Disease is a serious communicable infectious disease in which the body responds to the bacterial infection in your gums. The long-term effects of this infection are swollen, bleeding gums, bone loss around the teeth, and if left untreated tooth loss. We now know there is a systemic link to the gum infection. Studies show you are at a much higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and low birth weight babies to name a few. Our goal with treatment is to eliminate the disease and achieve a level of health that can be maintained. We actively treat periodontal disease with numerous techniques involving oral hygiene instruction, scaling the teeth, antibiotic treatments, frequent recall visits, and even surgery if warranted. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive treatments so you can be as healthy as possible.