Gum disease is insidious - it is a process that is usually painless and can result in the destruction of the socket bone supporting a tooth, leading to increased movement and drifting of such a tooth and possibly resulting in the loss of that tooth.
Very careful cleaning of the surface of the tooth root, together with instruction in home tooth cleaning techniques, can allay or eliminate the destructive process of gum disease.
"Dear Dr. Miller, Just a note to say how grateful I am for your prompt attention and care. I am now fully recovered. Thank you so much."