Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious condition. Left untreated, it can lead to serious infection, bone loss, and loss of teeth. The condition can start off with red, sensitive, bleeding gums that lead into a receded gum lines and exposed teeth roots, making them sensitive and prone to shifting. Dr. Andalib evaluates your periodontal health during your check-ups. Once a year your gums will be measured and charted to track their health and detect areas of periodontal disease. Once detected, these areas can then be treated to stop the progression of the infection.