Periodontal Screening at Mulkins Main Dental
Checking the mouth for any signs of gum disease is called periodontal screening. It alerts the dentist about early forms of gingivitis and other gum problems. If left untreated these diseases will result in both tooth and bone loss. Bacteria that live in the mouth is the usual cause of periodontal disease but regular examinations by a dentist or hygienist can prevent its spread. With early treatment, the gums can be returned to good condition.
What is Periodontal Disease?
If an individual does not brush or floss well, bacteria can accumulate in the mouth and begin to affect good tissue. As the bacteria continues to grow, plaque will form leading to gingivitis and possibly periodontitis.
Swollen gums or those that bleed easily during brushing are signs of periodontal disease.
As the condition continues, gaps form between the teeth and lead to tooth loss.
At Mulkins Main Dental, we offer periodontal screening as part of our Stittsville dental care to help you maintain healthy gums and prevent tooth loss. Our team of Stittsville dental professionals is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and helping you achieve optimal oral health.
Schedule your appointment with us today to receive a comprehensive periodontal screening and start taking steps toward a healthy, beautiful smile.