Periodontal disease or gum disease is extremely common and one of the most alarming issues that dentists are concerned with. Due to a very strong oral-systemic relation, periodontal issues impact the overall health and are tied to other systemic issues such as diabetes, heart problems, and even fertility. Almost half of the US population over the age of 30 suffers from at least mild gum disease. Periodontal disease can be mild (gingivitis) or severe (periodontitis). It is important to treat periodontal disease as it is easily controllable and preventable.