If you are diagnosed with gum disease, one of the first treatments our dentist may recommend is scaling and root planing. This periodontal treatment works to remove disease-causing factors from your mouth, halting the progression of the disease so that you can begin to heal. Call Maxus Dental at 503-334-0930 to make an appointment with Dr. Brock Nichols and learn more about scaling and root planing in Aloha, Oregon.