Gum disease can be caused by different things, including lifestyle choices and hormonal changes. In some cases, the problem may even be genetic. Usually, though, gum disease results from the buildup of plaque and tartar on your teeth. If our dentists and team catch your gum disease in its earliest stages, we may be able to successfully treat it using scaling and root planing in Norwalk, Connecticut. If you are concerned about the health of your gums, call 203-866-7164 for your appointment with Dr. Robert Emilio and associates.