“Non Surgical” Gum Therapy
With such serious consequences, we take our responsibility to thoroughly diagnose and treat gum disease at its earliest occurrence, very seriously.
There are several different therapies available today that allow us to aggressively treat periodontal (gum) disease non-surgically. Root Planing and Scaling is a therapy that removes all of the deep calcium or tarter deposits, unhealthy scar tissue (which is caused by chronic infection), and re-smoothes the root surfaces. Along with root Planing and Scaling, there is a relatively new antibiotic therapy that keeps fighting bacteria long after you leave the dental office. This therapy is called Arestin Therapy. It is an antibiotic composed of micro-spheres that gradually release the medication for up to three weeks. Arestin is placed directly into the infected areas, or “pockets’ in you gums. It is applied right after the Root Planing and Scaling procedure. It disrupts the stubborn bacteria while your body is healing. The availability of these relatively new therapies has allowed many patients to avoid invasive and costly periodontal surgery.
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We’re located at 3400 S. Gessner, Suite 101, Houston, Texas 77063
Dr.’s Hours: Mon: 8:30-5:30, Tue: 8:30-4:30, Wed: 8:30-5:30, Thur: 8:30-3:30, Fri: By Appointment
Hygienist: Mon: 7:30-5:30, Tues: 7:30-4:30, Wed 7:30-5:30, Thurs: 7:30-3:30, F
Absolutely comfortable care with non-sting-numbing.
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