Gum disease can be caused by several different things, but by far, the most common cause is the accumulation of plaque and tartar on your teeth. If your gum disease is detected by our dentists in the early stages, scaling and root planing may be used to restore the health of your smile. Call Zaller Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 410-833-4880 for an appointment with Dr. Stuart Zaller or Dr. Erin Lessans to see if you have gum disease and find out if scaling and root planing in Reisterstown, Maryland, is right for you.