Periodontal disease is infection in your gums. It has a number of causes, but it is primarily brought on by the presence of plaque and tartar on your teeth, which allow bacteria to penetrate below the gumline. If it is not treated, gum disease can lead to oral health problems, as well as respiratory and cardiovascular issues. In cases of a serious infection, our dentist may recommend using an antibiotic called Arestin®. If you have noticed the signs of gum disease and would like to find out if you need an Arestin treatment in Killeen, Texas, call Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 254-200-1893 to plan your visit with Dr. Rohini Singh.