If you would like to halt the spread of gingivitis, also known as gum disease, our exemplary dentist may recommend scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning treatment of your gums, tooth surfaces and tooth roots to eradicate harmful bacteria and debris and to stop any further breakdown of the periodontal tissues.‚Äč To learn more about scaling and root planing in Honolulu , Hawaii, and make your appointment, call the practice of Scott A. Wardwell, DDS at 808-946-0713 today!