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If you have periodontal (gum) disease, our dentists and team will work with you to determine the best type of treatment and help you begin the process of eliminating the harmful bacteria from your mouth and regaining a healthy smile. We welcome you to contact Lake City Dental at 801-266-4427 for more information about periodontics in Murray, Utah, and schedule your consultation with Dr. Morgan Smith.


One of the periodontal treatments you may receive is Arestin® (minocycline hydrochloride), an antibiotic that kills the harmful bacteria the cause gum disease. Dr. Morgan Smith may recommend this treatment on its own or as part of an overall treatment plan that includes other periodontal treatments. To learn more about Arestin in Murray, Utah, and to make your appointment with our dentists, call Lake City Dental at 801-266-4427.

Arestin is provided in the form of a powder, and is placed directly in the periodontal pockets (infected areas of the gums), usually following a scaling and root planing. It begins working immediately at the source of infection, actively fighting infection and inflammation for 30 days. It will provide much better results than scaling and root planing alone after 90 days.

After you have received treatment, we recommend that you:

  • Avoid touching the treated areas for 1 week.
  • Wait 10 days before using floss, toothpicks, or similar devices to clean between the teeth in the treated areas.
  • Avoid eating hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for 1 week.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Limit your use of tobacco products. We also recommend that you consider quitting entirely.
  • Keep your follow-up appointments and regular checkups. Periodontal disease can reoccur, and your mouth and oral health will need to be monitored.
  • If you have any pain, swelling, or other problems, contact our office as soon as possible.

For more information about Arestin and to schedule a consultation with our dental professionals, please contact our office at 801-266-4427.


Dr. Morgan Smith provides laser periodontal treatments to help remove harmful bacteria from your mouth and begin restoring your oral health. To learn more about laser gum therapy in Murray, Utah, and to make your appointment with our skilled dentists, we invite you to contact Lake City Dental at 801-266-4427.

Laser gum treatment is a type of treatment for periodontal disease that is completed using a dental laser. Our Dentist may recommend laser gum treatment if your smile is affected by periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque. As the plaque builds up on the teeth, the bacteria may cause inflammation and infection in the gums and supporting tissues. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss and receding gums. Laser gum treatment is used to kill bacteria, remove infected tissue and encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. Through treatment, we strive to halt the progress of the disease and encourage the growth of healthy tissue.

Periodontal treatment completed using dental lasers is typically more comfortable than traditional methods. In fact, you may not even require an anesthetic for your laser gum treatment. Laser gum treatment is efficient and comfortable. Laser dentistry often eliminates the need for stitches. It also decreases your risk of infection following treatment and minimizes bleeding.

To learn more about the advantages of laser gum treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our dental office today. We are committed to improving your oral health!


Following the completion of your gum disease treatment, our dentists will schedule a series of follow-up appointments with you to perform periodontal maintenance and ensure that the disease does not return to your mouth. Please call Lake City Dental at 801-266-4427 for more information about periodontal maintenance in Murray, Utah, and to make your appointment with Dr. Morgan Smith.

If your gums are tender, red, swollen or bleed easily, you may suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque, which accumulates on the teeth. When not treated, periodontal disease can result in the loss of teeth, gum tissue and bone. While gum disease is not curable, we can treat the condition and keep it under control to protect your oral health. Our Dentist can provide periodontal maintenance to help treat periodontal disease and prevent the serious effects of the condition.

Periodontal maintenance involves visiting our office on a regular basis, typically once every three months, for a professional cleaning. These treatments include thorough cleanings both above and below the gum line, removing plaque, tartar (hardened plaque, also called dental calculus), and bacteria to prevent the condition from worsening. Periodontal maintenance is recommended every three months because when biofilm is not removed, the periodontal bacteria begin to flourish within three to 12 weeks. By providing a cleaning at 12 weeks (three months), we are able to remove these bacteria and keep the condition under control. To learn more about periodontal maintenance and how we can treat gum disease, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.