Your gums do far more than keep your teeth in place. They also protect your smile and your body from the harmful bacteria in your mouth. Obviously, gum disease can cause problems for your oral health, but it can also create cardiovascular and respiratory problems and even complications for you if you live with diabetes. Our dentist, Dr. Paresh B. Patel, can treat your gum disease with periodontal surgery in Frisco, Texas. If gum disease is a concern for you, call Family Dentistry of Frisco at (469) 362-3150 for a consultation.