Periodontics is a specialized practice dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, better known as disease of the gum tissue and underlying bone. Your bone and gums are foundation of your smile and are equally as important, if not more so, than the teeth themselves. Healthy teeth with diseased gums and bone is like building a mansion on a sand foundation. It looks great for a while but eventually it will crumble and fail. Here at Eckman Family Dentistry, we are happy to provide periodontal scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) along with other preventative periodontal procedures in order to reverse gum and bone disease.