You may be surprised to learn that the leading cause of gum disease is the accumulation of plaque and tartar on tooth surfaces, especially below the gumline. Our dentist, Dr. Joseph Pope, can help you fight periodontal problems and restore your oral health. If you are in the initial stages of gum disease, call the team at Pope Dentistry at 309-688-7007 for an appointment with for scaling and root planing in Peoria, Illinois.