One of the first treatments that our dentist may recommend after you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease is scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing removes plaque and harmful bacteria from your tooth surfaces and encourages the healing process. This helps you to regain your oral health and work to prevent gum disease from returning. To learn more about scaling and root planing in Leadville, Colorado, and to set up an appointment with Dr. Lance Schamberger, call Leadville Dental Center today at 719-486-2060.