Checking for signs of gum disease is an important part of every dental exam. Gum disease can lead to serious problems not only for your teeth and gums, but is linked to conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, low birth weight babies, and even dementia. We have many different options to treat gum disease which will vary depending the severity of your case. One common treatment is the use of a topical antibiotic called Arestin. Dr. Brown will explain the recommended treatments and help you choose the best one.