You gums are much more important than you may realize. You might think that their primary job is to support your teeth but they also protect your smile and your body from the harmful bacteria in your mouth. If you are dealing with gum disease or have just completed treatment for it, our dentist, may want to see you for regular periodontal maintenance in Springfield, Oregon. If you notice any of the signs of gum disease, call 541-741-0602 and schedule an exam with Dr. John W. Larson.