Are You Suffering From This Common Disease?

When patients visit our office for a routine examination, one of their biggest concerns is whether they have tooth decay. There is another serious issue we look for besides tooth decay when we inspect your teeth: periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease occurs when the gums become irritated and infected. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to severe complications with your oral health, such as tooth loss. It can also lead to serious issues with your overall health, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and can lead to pregnancy complications.