Will gum disease recur after it is treated? Since periodontal disease is caused by bacteria, you will greatly reduce your risk of the disease returning if you have regular checkups and practise meticulous home care. Certain medical conditions or medications may make you more susceptible to gum disease. They include pregnancy, birth-control pills, antidepressants, and other heart problems. Visit our clinic to get regular checkups after the treatment of gum disease to prevent it’s recurrence.