Our dentist and dental team are committed to preventing and treating periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Periodontal disease is a degenerative condition caused by the accumulation of plaque and calculus on the teeth and gums. When left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, gum loss, and bone loss. In severe cases, periodontal disease has also been linked to serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. Your Lehi, Utah dentist, Dr. Dorny, may recommend a periodontal treatment such as scaling and root planing (a deep-cleaning method) to improve the health of your teeth and gums. If your gums are red, swollen, or bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. We encourage you to contact us at Aspen Heights Dental today to schedule your consultation. Your health is our top priority!