Periodontal disease, if left untreated, can lead to many painful issues. You can trust Steven L. Atlas, D.M.D.
in Exton, Pennsylvania, to provide superior periodontal care.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease or pyorrhea, is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth
. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. In fact, after age 35, about three out of four adults are affected by some form of periodontal disease.
Because periodontal disease is usually painless, however, you may not know you have it. In the more advanced stages of periodontal disease, called periodontitis, the gums and bone that support the teeth can become seriously damaged. The teeth can become loose, fall out, or have to be removed. If you notice any of the following signs of periodontal disease, see your periodontist immediately: