Periodontal disease (also called gum disease) is more common than you may think. Gum disease is an inflammation and infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Gum disease can also negatively affect the health of the rest of your body. Numerous studies have shown that the periodontitis is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and pregnancy complications. At our office Dr. Kim, a board certified periodontist can help you with his extensive knowledge and experiences to make sure your gum is healthy.