Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious dental condition that begins with the accumulation of plaque on the teeth. If the plaque is not removed, bacteria will attack and irritate the gums, causing them to become red, swollen, and likely to bleed. Untreated periodontal disease can lead to bone loss, tooth loss and severe cases can also contribute to a number of serious health problems. Our caring dentists and dental team at The Dental Office At Melrose Park are committed to helping you prevent and treat periodontal disease. We encourage you to contact our dental office in Melrose Park, Illinois to schedule your appointment with Drs. Dimoulis.