Periodontal disease, which is also known as periodontitis, is a degenerative condition caused by built-up plaque and tartar. In order to prevent gum disease, our dentist, Dr. Scott Elrod, invites you to visit our office at least once every six months for a dental cleaning. If not treated, gum disease can lead to the loss of bone tissue and teeth. If you would like to learn more about treatment options for gum diseases like gingivitis in Lake Jackson, Texas, please contact us at Distinctive Dental Services today.