What are the risks of periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is the loss of the bone and gingiva that surround your teeth. This loss of bone can eventually lead to tooth loss, sensitivity or abscesses. Smoking, diabetes, family genetics and inadequate home care can all lead to an increased likelihood of developing gum disease. If you have any of these risk factors, make sure to maintain proper home care and schedule regular visits with a dental professional.