Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment – Reno, NV

Minimize & Reverse the Harmful Effects of Gum Disease


Gum disease (also referred to as periodontitis or periodontal disease) is an infection of the tissue and bone surrounding the teeth that can lead to tooth loss and even increase the risk of medical conditions like heart disease. Early treatment is extremely effective and involves removing the tartar or calculus beneath the gums that is causing the bacteria buildup and inflammation.

Why Choose Alford Pediatric & General Dentistry for Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment?

  • Attentive & Individualized Dental Care
  • Gentle Hygienist &
    Friendly Staff
  • Same Day
    Appointments Available

Scaling &
Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a two-step process that can take place over the course of one to two appointments. First, Dr. Alford will remove all plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and below the gum line. Then, he will smooth out the roots of your teeth, removing any hardened bacteria deposits. This will allow your gums to reattach and provide the teeth with renewed stability to prevent tooth loss.