The term “periodontal” means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis or gum disease, is an inflammatory condition affecting the soft tissues and supporting structures of the tooth. Dr. Richard Healy provides treatments for periodontal disease in Santa Maria, California, to help you regain your oral health. We invite you to call us at 805-928-3928 for more information on periodontal disease and to make your appointment with our dentist.