Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. In the worst cases, tooth loss. Elite Dentistry Centers offers state-of-the-art and traditional treatment plans for the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. Gum inflammation is the initial stage of periodontal disease. Gum inflammation can be treated and prevented with regular cleanings and good oral hygiene practices at home. When inflammation and damage move below the gum line, periodontal disease becomes much more dangerous. Periodontal disease at this stage can only be treated and maintained through the process of scaling and root planing along with frequent periodontal maintenance appointments. Through the process of scaling and root planing, plaque and hardened tartar are removed from the tooth structure above and below the gumline. This allows healing of the soft tissue and bone around each tooth to promote a healthy oral state.