Periodontal disease, a bone and gum infection, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The disease causes destruction of the bone and the gum tissue that supports your teeth. There are several different ways to treat periodontal disease, but the best treatment is prevention. At your initial exam, Dr. Collins will develop a treatment plan to address your current periodontal status. At Royal Oaks Dentistry, we use dental lasers to intercept the disease in the early stages and prevent future bone loss. Both Dr. Ron and Dath Collins can perform periodontal surgeries if needed.