Diagnosing Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is diagnosed by our dentist or hygienist through a series of tests. First, we will check the depth of the gum pockets between your teeth and gums. Next, we will check for inflammation, bleeding, loose teeth, and bone loss. Based on our findings, we will determine the stage of your periodontal disease and recommend your treatment.

Stages of Periodontal Disease

Gingivitis: the first stage of periodontal disease, characterized by inflamed, tender, bleeding gums, and plaque build-up.

Periodontitis: the second stage of periodontal disease, characterized by plaque hardening into calculus (tartar), gum recession, deepening gum pockets, and early stages of bone loss.

Advanced Periodontitis: the final stage of periodontal disease, characterized by destruction of gums, bone, and ligament tissues, loosening and loss of teeth, and more severe bone loss.

ARESTIN®

ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic that kills bacteria from infections. It is typically used as part of a periodontal maintenance plan to support optimal oral hygiene. ARESTIN is placed directly in the infected areas or pockets in your gums right after scaling and root planing treatment.

It works quickly to get rid of the infection at the source and continues fighting the infection 30 days after you leave the office. ARESTIN®, along with scaling and root planing, provides significantly better results than using one treatment alone, for a long-lasting healthy smile.

Contact Sanders Family Dental today to learn more about ARESTIN® treatment and to see if it’s right for you.

What Our Patients Say About Us

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Rick Zawodniak

a week ago

Sanders Family Dental was listed as open during the state shutdown. Absolutely a great experience, they were quick to return a weekend call, everyone was so friendly there. I did a zoom meeting with Dr David, he was informative, honest, pros and cons of having a root canal. When I got in, they went over everything again, all said and done, we decided an extraction was the best choice. I actually felt at ease going in for work, mainly because of the knowledge, personality, and thoroughness was shown before, during, and after with the follow up call to check on me the next day. Thanks again!

Jennifer Martin

2 weeks ago

I had an emergency with my tooth and needed an extraction done. Dr. Sanders did a excellent job listening to my concerns and walking me through the procedure. I would highly recommend this place!

The Lastinline

2 reviews

My wife was in pain due to two teeth and even with the Covid19 going on this office was still able to accommodate a fast and timely day to come in to fix the problems. Dr. David and his staff are exceptional and I highly recommend there services to all. Thank you to everyone at Sanders Dental. Sincerely, Mr & Mrs Robert R Alexander

Heidi Nieman

3 months ago

Wonderful practice. They are very friendly and attentive. They do a great job of explaining the procedure. Take very good care of their patients needs.

Lisa Jimenez

a week ago

Lovely office and everyone is really nice especially Chris

Yvette R

11 months ago

Dr. Leslie is amazing! She worked on my 5 yr old son’s teeth, which could be a hard task without any problems. She is definitely kid friendly and her work is outstanding. My son now has a new beautiful smile thanks to her, thank you so much Dr. Leslie.

Denise Rahn

11 months ago

On time, appointment reminders, friendly staff and doctor. Understands people anxiety and puts them at ease. Morten and beautiful facility. Staff and doctor take there time to make sure you understand what is going on and give helpful ideas on how to keep your mouth healthy.

Alicia Wring

8 months ago

Great experience they got me inn right away very clean environment and staff made me feel comfortable and get me feeling much better after having a infected wisdom out

John Pikolcz

8 months ago

Friendly staff and painless treatment. I’ve been going there for many years. They’ve always taken good care of me.

Felix Covey

a year ago

Everyone is very friendly and Dr. Sanders is a perfectionist so you know that whatever you are getting done the results will be great. Would recommend.

Welcome To Our Dental Family

Sanders Family Dental is accepting new patients of all ages. Call today to schedule an appointment. Dr. David Sanders and his team offer a full suite of services, including breathtaking, customized smile makeovers.