If Dr. John Aiken diagnoses you with gum disease, he may recommend scaling and root planing to help fight the harmful bacteria in your mouth and get your gum disease under control. Scaling and root planing removes plaque and tartar from your mouth so that you can begin fighting periodontal disease and regain your oral health. Call Inverness Smiles at 205-847-2533 to set up your appointment with our dentist and learn more about scaling and root planing in Birmingham, Alabama.