If your gums are tender, red, swollen, or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque, which accumulates on the teeth. When not treated, periodontal disease can result in loss of the teeth, gum tissue, and bone. Our experienced dentists at York Dental provide periodontal maintenance to treat periodontal disease and prevent the serious effects of the condition. We offer non-surgical, deep cleaning methods called scaling and root planing, which helps to remove the plaque, tartar, and bacteria that cause periodontal disease. To learn more about periodontal maintenance and how we can improve the health of your smile, we encourage you to call or visit our Edina, Minnesota dental office.