Periodontal disease, which is another name for gum disease, is caused by harmful plaque and tartar build up on your teeth and gums. Gum disease can lead to several serious conditions like sore and swollen gums, gums that peel away from teeth, and several other conditions. Our dentist, Dr. Rossana T. Alfonso can offer several treatments to help you prevent or counteract the effects of gum disease. If you have any questions about gum disease in San Diego, California, we urge you to contact us at Mira Mesa Dental Care today.