Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease may exhibit few, if any symptoms. There are many stages and forms of periodontal disease, including: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. During a routine dental visit, your dentist will examine you for periodontal disease. Treating periodontal disease will depend on the type and how far the condition has progressed. Treatment options include: scaling, root planting, or oral irrigation for less advanced periodontal disease. If you have advanced periodontal disease, surgery may be recommended. Dr. Bicknell will recommend the best treatment plan for you.