One of the first treatments Dr. Chitra Hardikar may recommend if you are diagnosed with gum disease is scaling and root planing. This periodontal treatment works to manage the disease by eliminating disease-causing factors, halting the progress of your gum disease so that you can begin to regain your oral health. To schedule an appointment with our dentist and learn more about scaling and root planing in Raleigh, North Carolina, call Smile Creations of Raleigh at 919-789-4166.