When you develop periodontal disease, Dr. Jesse Taylor may recommend a periodontal deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing treatment, to combat gum disease in the early stages of development and encourage the healing process to begin. Scaling and root planing removes plaque and tartar from your teeth and root surfaces to reduce the harmful bacteria in your mouth, and may be used on its own or in combination with another treatment. To make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about scaling and root planing in Mount Pleasant, Texas, please call The Mount Pleasant Dentist at 903-285-6369.