Gum disease is normally diagnosed through a dental exam. Your gums will be checked for swelling, bleeding, and firmness, and your teeth will be checked for sensitivity and movement. The bone supporting your teeth will be examined with X-rays.
A periodontal probe will determine the progress of your gum disease. The probe is gently inserted into the gums and pockets surrounding the teeth to measure the depth of the pocket. Deeper pockets indicate greater severity.
After the evaluation, your Prevent Dental Suite dentist will make treatment recommendations.