Gum disease can have many causes. It can be brought on by personal habits or hormonal changes, and genetics can also play a role. More often than not, the problem is the result of a buildup of plaque and tartar on the surfaces of your teeth. Our dentists will be happy to see you for a visit for scaling and root planing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This treatment can often be completed in a single visit to Grand Family Dentistry, and you can call 225-372-7700 for your appointment.