If your gum tissue becomes unhealthy enough, it will detach itself from the roots of your teeth and the surrounding bone will recede. Once this occurs, you are forever in a diseased state. Bacteria have then gained access to your internal systems. As with all systemic diseases like heart disease or diabetes, the best you can do is manage it. At Dental TLC we have a periodontist on staff. From maintenance visits to surgery, our Perio Team will manage your gum disease at the very highest level.