If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, one of the first treatments our dentists may recommend is scaling and root planing. This periodontal treatment helps remove harmful bacteria and plaque from your mouth, kick-starting the healing process so that you can more effectively fight gum disease and begin regaining your oral health. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Mario Samaniego, Dr. Jaime Gonzalez, or Dr. David W. Russell and learn more about scaling and root planing in Alamogordo, New Mexico, contact Alamogordo Dental Group today at 575-437-7473.