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Periodontal Screening Exam

Periodontal screenings are performed on all our adult patients on a periodic basis. When screening for periodontal disease, the hygienist takes radiographs, performs a thorough dental exam, and may ask you questions about your health and family history.

Periodontal Screening ExamDuring the exam, he or she will measure and record several key variables that may indicate the presence of periodontal disease, or help to determine the severity of the disease. We will record the color, shape, and consistency of the gum tissue. We will note whether or not the gum tissue bleeds to the touch, which healthy gums do not do. We will record and measure recession of the gum tissue away from teeth, and record whether any of the teeth are wiggly or loose.

The key indicator of periodontal disease is determined from the measuring of “pockets” that exist in the gums around every tooth. These pockets exist in healthy patients as well, but become elongated in the presence of gum disease when the gum tissue is being destroyed by bacteria.

If gum disease is detected, we will determine its severity and discuss measures to halt the progression of the disease and repair the destruction that has occurred. When detected early, most forms of periodontal disease require simple, non-surgical therapies to achieve good results. More severe periodontal disease may involve surgical approaches.

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Deborah Wiley
2024-05-09
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2024-05-09
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2024-05-08
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Rhonda Belzer
2024-05-08
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2024-05-08
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Clark Hoopes
Clark Hoopes
2024-05-08
Jenna Gaston is an excellent hygienist! She cleaned my teeth 🦷 with skill. I am very pleased with Osborne Dental 😊
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Electech
2024-05-01
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Bobby Richards (Sweet Sets)
Bobby Richards (Sweet Sets)
2024-05-01
I had multiple teeth worked on during the appointment. At one point they noticed discomfort on my face and stopped, checked on me and numbed me up more. They truly place patient comfort above all else!