How does a dentist diagnose gum disease?

When diagnosing gum disease, the following symptoms are important for your doctor:

During the exam, other symptoms will be evaluated such as red gums, swelling, and sores on the soft tissue. A periodontal probe will measure the pockets in the gums surrounding the teeth. Healthy gums will measure at a length of 1 to 3 millimeters. A higher length may indicate potential gum disease. X-rays can be conducted to reveal bone loss caused by diseased.

If there is even a small sign hinting at periodontal infection, you must contact your dentist for an examination and treatment. Treating infections early means you are less likely to need invasive procedures.
Call to Schedule a Complimentary Invisalign / Implant Consultation
Our staff is ready to answer all of your questions.