Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease occurs when there is a build-up of plaque and tartar around the teeth. This causes inflammation of the gum and surrounding tissue, leads to gingivitis, and can result in periodontitis if left untreated. Although most people experience gum disease at some stage in their life, it is easily treated when caught early. Happy Dental treats gum disease by carefully removing plaque or tartar. Advice is also provided on gum care and disease prevention in order to avoid any future problems.