Of all the causes of gum disease, the most common cause is the buildup of plaque on the surfaces of your teeth. Our dentist, Dr. James L. Johnson, can help prevent periodontal disease with an appointment for scaling and root planing in West Jordan, Utah. In fact, if your gum disease is in the earliest stages this treatment may even be able to reverse it. If you have noticed the initial indicators of gum disease, call our office at 801-255-7800 for your appointment.