Having a periodontal screening performed by your dentist in Denver to determine if you have periodontal disease will help you maintain optimum oral health. Watch this video to learn about what to expect from a periodontal screening.
Gums that are red, inflamed, or tender may indicate periodontal disease. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to have a periodontal screening. During this screening, your dentist will use a dental instrument to measure the depth of the space in the pockets between the teeth and gums. A depth of four millimeters or more could be a sign of periodontal disease. If you it looks like you may have gum disease, your dentist will begin treatment you.