Our skilled team at Georgetown Dental provide periodontal care to improve the health of your smile if you suffer from periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in plaque and is often linked to a buildup of plaque on the teeth. When left untreated, periodontal disease leads to loss of the teeth, gum tissue, and bone. Dr. Smith and Dr. Marabella provide non-surgical periodontal treatments, including scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing are deep cleaning methods that can halt the progression of periodontal disease and help your smile heal. If your gums are swollen, red, tender, or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease. We encourage you to contact our dental office in Georgetown, Texas to learn more about periodontal care and to schedule your appointment with our gentle team.