Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is caused by accumulation of bacteria and plaque on the teeth. It can cause soreness, redness, swelling and bleeding. Though not curable, it is treatable. See our dentist, Dr. Kent Copeland at Chardonnay Dental today to get your periodontal disease under control by taking care of the smaller problems before they become big ones. If you have any questions about periodontal maintenance in Prosser, Washington, give us a call at 509-781-6600.