Gum disease is a serious hazard to your oral and overall health. Although there are different causes of gum disease, the main cause is the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. When gum disease is in its earliest stages, our dentist, Dr. Gretchen Drees, may be able to treat it with a process known as a deep cleaning or scaling and root planing. This process cleans your teeth and smooths the roots allowing them to form a healthy attachment to your jaw. If you are interested in finding out if you could benefit from scaling and root planing in Ashland, Virginia, call 804-798-7388 today to schedule a visit to Ashland Dental Arts, and let’s get you smiling again!