Many patients experience bleeding and inflamed gums, loose teeth or pain in their gums. Bleeding gums are often the first symptom of the beginning stages of gum disease (Periodontal Disease). Periodontal Disease affects 80% of adults in the United States at some point in their life and is considered the number one cause of adult tooth loss. Periodontal Disease can be treated in a variety of ways both non-surgically and surgically depending on the severity of the problem. Gum disease is preventable, treatable and when diagnosed in its early stages can often be reversed. At CLT dentistry all adult patients are routinely and continuously assessed for gum disease. By doing so Dr Tischler can greatly reduce the chance of gum disease developing and preventing it from subtly, silently and sometimes painlessly progressing to infection and tooth loss. If Dr Tischler does detect gum disease, a specific treatment plan is devised that may include special products that are available to treat gum disease and clinical procedures available in the office with proven results.