When the gum tissue becomes infected by plaque bacteria, it can develop the harmful, inflammatory condition of periodontal disease (more commonly known as gum disease). This condition is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults, but you can treat it when you visit our dentist at Stepp Family Dentistry for periodontal disease treatment in Bellaire, Texas. Feel free to contact our office to learn more about how Dr. Cauleen Stepp can use deep cleaning procedures to heal your gums of this condition.