Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are numerous disease entities requiring different treatment approaches. Dental plaque is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Daily brushing and flossing will prevent most periodontal conditions.
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Dr. Leland F. Porteous grew up in Berkeley, CA and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Leland Porteous graduated from Case Western School of Dentistry in 1981.