One of the first treatments Dr. Kristopher Alpers and Dr. Ronald Russo may provide if you have gum disease is scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing remove the plaque and tartar which host harmful bacteria in your mouth, bringing the spread of the disease under control so that you can begin to regain your oral health. Call Alpers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 480-998-3355 to make your appointment with our dentists and learn more about scaling and root planing in Scottsdale, Arizona.