Periodontal FAQ 6
Questions relating to Periodontal Disease:
6. Why must I start treatment right away?
Periodontal infection grows in "bursts of activity". It is likely that you have been referred to us because your general dentist has noticed an increase in infection activity.
This infection eats away at the bone that supports your teeth (leading to tooth loss). If not treated, there can be a number of consequences. Please see the Periodontal section for a list of these.