Periodontial Disease


Periodontal disease is a condition of the bone and other tooth-supporting structures of the mouth that is defined by loss of epithelial attachment and loss of tooth-supporting bone due to the presence of dental plaque, tartar, and other microorganisms. Treatment periodontal disease is more extensive than a ‘regular cleaning,’ requiring a thorough removal of irritants that have progressed deeper under the gumline. This is known as ‘scaling and root planing.’