Your gums serve several purposes. They help you maintain proper dental alignment, protect your tooth roots from cavities and accent your appearance. But they also keep your body safe from the oral bacteria that can lead to serious general health problems. At the first sign of gum disease, contact Lufburrow Dentistry at 254-773-2197 for your appointment with our dentist. Dr. Howard Lufburrow and our team offer the following periodontal treatments in Temple, Texas.