Our dentist works to maintain the overall health of your mouth, including your gums. Periodontal (gum) disease is characterized by an excessive amount of plaque and calculus (tartar) which have accumulated around the teeth, causing deterioration to the surrounding area of the teeth and jaw bone. If you have the red, swollen, and bleeding gums of this condition, then visit Dr. Kevin L. Hamblin for periodontal care in Twin Falls, Idaho.