It is estimated that almost 75% of adults in the US have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. It is one of the most common causes of tooth loss, and has also been linked to many other health problems, including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and stroke. If you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, you will probably require a special deep cleaning called “scaling and root planing” to help stop the disease process. Routine maintenance visits are also important to ensure the your periodontal disease is properly controlled. If you think you may have periodontal disease, contact our office today. Early diagnosis and treatment are vital to ensuring that your teeth and gums can stay healthy for years to come!