Your gums play an important role in your oral and overall health. They protect your teeth from decay and ensure that they stay in the proper places. But they also create a barrier between your body and the bacteria in your mouth that can create problems with diabetes and contribute to heart, lung and even cognitive issues. At Riverside Family Dental, our dentist and team offer periodontal care in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. If you have noticed the signs of gum disease, call 262-251-6980 to schedule your visit with Dr. David Blanchard.