Periodontal (gum) disease
Periodontal Gum Disease Shown With Diagram
Gum disease is caused by bacteria below the gumline and is the number one cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. Many people ignore their dentist’s advice to treat gum disease in its early stages.
You can do more now to prevent gum disease from progressing further. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to more serious problems that may require surgery.