Gum Disease (Periodontitis)


Do you experience bleeding and tender gums, bad breath, bad taste or other concerning oral problems?

These alarming symptoms may be the result of GINGIVITIS (gingiva = gum + itis = inflammation or infection) or PERIODONTITS (perio = around + dont = tooth + itis).
These infections are caused by the germs in your mouth. If you don't get a cleaning for sometime, the germs in your mouth will first infect the gums (GINGIVITIS) and then start infecting the jaw bone around the teeth (PERIODONTITIS).

GINGIVITIS and PERIODONTITIS are serious oral conditions affecting millions--and are the number one cause of tooth loss among Americans today. The disease, caused by the body's response to bacterial toxins, is progressive, destructive and a significant health risk if not diagnosed and treated as early as possible.


The signs and symptoms, IF ANY ARE PRESENT, of gum disease are:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen, red or tender gums
  • Bad breath
  • Presence of pus
  • Bone loss
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Gaps forming in between the teeth

NOTE: sometimes there are no signs and symptoms present but the gum and bone infection has already started.


Our dentists can diagnose gum disease and treat it.

Here is what some clients have told us about their experience with us:

I have always dreaded going to the dentist because it hurts and is no fun. Then I found this place. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I've had 2 wisdom teeth pulled while I was awake, and felt nothing. They walk you through all steps and let you know everything you may feel. I pay the extra money and drive a distance just for the service and no pain. It's great and I totally recommend them to anyone who is like me with that fear that the dentist office stinks.

Have been going there for the past two years. Very courteous and professional. Do good work also. - Ralph W

Very professional Doctors that preform high quality work and a great staff that stays on schedule. - Scott S.

I had a pain on my left front teeth and eye for a long time. When I went to see Dr. Cho, she found it out at my first visit that I had an infection. After I've treated with Root canals, my pain was gone. I was very relived and pleased with the outcome. I am very grateful to have such a knowledgeable dentist and awesome staff!!!!! - Kim P.