If dental hygiene is neglected, it is possible to develop periodontal disease, or gum disease. This condition develops from a plaque and bacteria buildup in the gums. Periodontal disease can be extremely painful and can cause several major and permanent side effects. If you have periodontal disease, it is important to have it treated right away. At the dental office of Steven Wolfson, DDS, our dentist and periodontist can provide you with the treatment you need to restore your gums and oral health. For more information about our treatments for gum disease in Houston, Texas, we invite you to contact our office at 713-893-4288 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Wolfson and our periodontist.