While gum disease can be caused by several different factors, the main contributor is the accumulation of plaque and tartar on your teeth. If gum disease is caught early, our dentist, Dr. Paul Chung, may be able to help with a deep cleaning of your teeth and roots using a process known as root scaling and planing. If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, call Springwater Dental at 503-228-5059 to plan your appointment for scaling and root planing in Portland, Oregon.