Comprehensive Periodontal Exams

A comprehensive periodontal examination involves the close inspection of the teeth and tissues of the mouth giving special attention to the attachment apparatus of the tooth using physical assessment and other diagnostic aids. The examination identifies the health of the gums and other oral tissues.

The patient’s bite andoral hygiene are also assessed. The periodentist then recommends the best
treatment options.

We pay particular attention to the health of the gum tissues because. Gum (periodontal) disease is the most common dental problem we see, and maybe a contributing factor to other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. It is generally a painless disease until its later stages, so many patients don’t know they have it until permanent damage has occurred.