Gum disease or periodontal disease is something that 75 percent of the United States’ population has some form of. There are different varying degrees and it’s actually the most common reason that adults lose teeth. It is an infection in the gums and therefore also in the bones once it gets to be rather severe, and there is bone loss down into and around each of the teeth. When that happens bacteria can take up residence and it can become a systemic problem more so than just an oral problem. A Periodontal Evaluation id performed when the doctor sees a patient so that patients can be alerted and offered treatment options for this condition.