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What Happens During a Periodontal Screening?

February 10, 2017 ADManage

Catching on to the symptoms of gingivitis and gum disease may not be so easy for everyone, but your dental office in Park Ridge can help. Whether you are going in for a routine checkup or a cosmetic dentistry procedure, your dental health professional can check you for the warning signs of this common condition so you can reverse its progression. Check out this video to see what happens during a periodontal screening.

Some people realize that they have gum disease when they notice that their gums are red or swollen, but not everybody experiences the same symptoms. Your oral health professional can offer a periodontal screening, during which he or she will look at the pockets between your teeth and gums. If they are deep enough, it might be time to start treatment for gum disease. Alternatively, your dentist might refer you to a periodontist for a more specialized treatment plan.