Gum disease can progress quickly, even painlessly, so it is important to check for signs of gum disease when you come in for your routine dental visits. Our dentist and team will use periodontal probing to check your gums for pockets. The depth of the pockets in your gums can determine whether your gums are healthy or determine the extent of disease on your gums. Dr. Donald Nield specifically uses 6-point probing to better detect disease. Call Nield Family Dentistry today at 210-696-2389 to schedule an appointment and learn more about periodontal probing in San Antonio, Texas.