Here in the office we make gum disease treatments comfortable by using anesthetics and medications that some of them we can avoid using needles, which is patients don't look forward for that. So we have some medications that won't need needles. We numb all of the gum tissue and it makes it very comfortable for them. For patients who need a deeper kind of cleaning, we have some gels that would numb and once the medication is used in their mouth, they really don't get to feel any discomfort from the medications or from the treatment that they're going to be doing.
- Bleed when you brush or floss
- Are tender or discolored
- Are the source of your chronic bad breath (halitosis)
Dr. John Moore is a prestigious San Antonio, TX dentist with more than three decades of experience. You can trust him to skillfully treat your gum disease and compassionately care for you. 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 at 210-951-4444.
Modern Laser Gum Disease Treatment
Cosmetic Dental Associates and Dr. Moore are committed to bringing our patients the latest technology and techniques in dentistry. To treat your gum disease, Dr. Moore will use a special laser that will eliminate the infected gum tissue around the roots of your teeth without harming the healthy tissue. By using a laser, Dr. Moore ensures you will experience minimal discomfort during treatment and that your gums will recover faster.
Then, he’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®. Arestin is a long-lasting antibiotic that will continue fighting against bacteria long after you leave our office.
Tooth loss – avoid it by addressing your gum disease as quickly as possible. Schedule your appointment with our San Antonio, TX dentist Dr. Moore and Dr. Tostado by calling 210-951-4444 or using our online form. Gum disease can often go undetected until it reaches an advanced stage, so the best way to protect yourself is by maintaining regular teeth cleanings and dental exams.