Central Illinois' Premier Specialists in Periodontics Champaign Office Periodontal Disease Periodontal (gum) diseases are infections of the gums that gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. There are many different types of gum disease that may require different treatment approaches. However, dental plaque is the primary cause of periodontal (gum) disease in most people. Fortunately, brushing at least twice per day and flossing at least once per day, using the proper techniques, will prevent most periodontal conditions. Periodontics Presentation To provide you with a better understanding of periodontics, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to periodontics are discussed.