One of the primary causes of gum disease is the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. Those substances can cause your gums to swell, allowing more plaque and bacteria to reach below your gum line. To combat this and the early onset of gum disease, the dentists at the office of Arnold Balber, DDS may suggest a treatment called scaling and root planing (also known as a deep cleaning). This process will thoroughly clean your teeth and help their roots form a healthy attachment to your jaw. To find out if you could benefit from scaling and root planing in Woodland Hills, call 818-348-1494 today to plan your appointment.