Periodontal disease can have several different causes, but in most cases, it is the result of the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. If you have noticed the initial signs of gum disease, call 713-266-2265 and schedule a visit with our dentist for scaling and root planing in Houston, Texas. Dr. James Herbst can use this treatment to help you maintain a healthy smile and may even be able to reverse your gum disease if it is detected in time.