The gums and other soft tissues of the mouth face many of the same bacteria, plaque and other threats that the teeth do, but with the added risk of not having the hard armor that dentin and enamel provide. When plaque and tartar overtake the teeth, this can irritate the gums and soft tissues, causing swelling of the gums (inflammation) and bone loss around the teeth roots. We can help you break that cycle. If you are in need of periodontal treatments in El Cajon, California, please give us a call at 619-444-4083 today to learn more and make an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Laurel Morello and Dr. Paul Morello.