Periodontal Therapy – San Antonio, TX
Believe it or not, about 50% of the general public has some significant, undetected level of chronic gum disease. That's why Dr. Holland and his team will take plenty of time during every one of your checkups to evaluate the status of your gums, meticulously charting any suspicious changes and treating problems while they're still small with periodontal therapy in San Antonio, TX.
Why Choose New Image Dentistry for Periodontal Therapy?
- On-Staff Gum Specialist
Fast & Pain-Free
Laser Gum Therapy
Comprehensive Periodontal Care
Under One Roof
Scaling & Root Planing
If we detect any problems during your checkup and cleaning visit, we can address them with conservative periodontal therapy. This may take the form of a deep cleaning with one of our hygienists, a gentle scaling and root planing treatment, or antibiotic therapy for total eradication of bacteria in the gum pockets.
Arestin Antibiotic Therapy
Gum disease bacteria primarily likes to accumulate in the small spaces located between your teeth and gums, and these areas are quite difficult to clean with scaling and root planing alone. So, we can apply a topical antibiotic to the gums that dries on contact and then slowly dissolves. This bathes the gums in medicine for up to a week, which eliminates the bacteria located deep within the pockets while also shrinking them. This stops a current infection and goes a long way in preventing future ones as well.
What is Periodontal Disease?
You might have heard the term “gum disease” before, but what exactly is “periodontal disease”? Are they the same thing? One of our experts hares the basics in this short video.
What is a Periodontist?
It’s best to have periodontal therapy provided by who else, but a periodontist! But you may be wondering, “What exactly is a periodontist?” The best person to answer this is one of our great dentists.