A considerable part of caring for your smile is looking after your gums. If your gums are unhealthy, non-surgical gum disease treatment is a possible option for you. Dr. John Moore is a prestigious dentist with more than three decades of experience. You can trust him to skillfully treat your gum disease. You could be suffering from gum disease if your gums:
- Bleed when you brush or floss
- Are tender or discolored
- Are the source of your chronic bad breath (halitosis)
Dr. Moore is committed to bringing our patients the latest technology and techniques in dentistry. To treat your gum disease, we will use a special laser that will eliminate the infected gum tissue around the roots of your teeth without harming the healthy tissue. Using a laser ensures you will experience minimal discomfort during your gum treatment and that your gums will recover faster.
Then, we’ll smooth the roots of your teeth so your gums will be encouraged to reattach and close up any pockets where infection can thrive. This process is known as scaling and root planing. If your infection is particularly severe, we can treat your gums with Arestin®. This slow-release antibiotic will continue fighting against bacteria long after you leave our office.
Avoid tooth loss and a painful mouth by addressing gum disease as quickly as possible. This condition can often go undetected until it reaches an advanced stage, so the best way to protect yourself is by maintaining regular dental cleanings and exams.
We are firm believers in pain-free dentistry, so if you suffer from dental anxiety, we are happy to accommodate you with longer appointment times and a private treatment room. Call us today at 210-951-4444 to schedule your appointment. Our San Antonio dentist office is convenient for residents in and near the 78240 ZIP code.