The major cause of gum disease is the accumulation of plaque and tartar on your teeth. As these substances build up, your gums swell and allow the plaque to reach below your gumline. Our dentist can address this problem and may even be able to reverse the early effects of gum disease with a treatment called scaling and root planing in Ridgecrest, California. You can learn more when you call Ridgecrest Cosmetic Dentist at 760-371-4800 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Brian Danielsson.