The diagnosis for periodontal disease is relatively uncomplicated. Based on your description of symptoms and an examination of your mouth, the dentist will look for symptoms, such as: bad breath; puffy, inflamed gums; bleeding after brushing or flossing.

Depending on the dentists findings, he/she may go a step further, using a probe to measure the depth of suspected gingival sulcus. The probe is inserted between the tooth and gumline, in different locations throughout your mouth. Those measurements will assist in determining how severe or non-severe your periodontitis is.

Periodontitis is a condition that can’t be ignored. Talk to us if you have any of these symptoms.