Gum disease can be caused by a number of different things and it can even be hereditary. But by far, the biggest contributor to periodontal disease is a buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. If your gum disease is still in the early stages, our dentists may be able to effectively treat it with a process called scaling and root planing in Longmont, Colorado. This treatment is also known as a deep cleaning and if you would like to see if it is right for you, call Pine Ridge Dental Group at 303-776-3030 and schedule your visit with Dr. Michael Park or Dr. Nathan Angus.