Lifetime Dental Specializes in Periodontal Screenings in Lake Forest
Lifetime Dental offers periodontal screenings, a service that most patients should avail themselves of. What is periodontal disease? A periodontal disease is any affliction of the gums, and dental tests administered for the early detection of periodontal disease and gingivitis are very helpful. The majority of American adults live with some degree of gum disease. Unfortunately, many such individuals are unaware of the condition, and such a condition can continue to worsen without treatment. Early diagnosis of periodontal disease yields the possibility of early treatment, which can significantly improve patient outcomes. Furthermore, treatment for periodontal disease in its earliest stages is much less invasive than that of advanced periodontitis.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis occur when bacteria accumulate along and beneath the gum line of a patient’s mouth. This causes the gums to become inflamed and sore, and they may bleed easily when irritated. Over time, untreated gum disease can infect both the gum tissue and the underlying bone, causing gum recession, bone deterioration, and potential tooth loss.
Early Detection of Gum Disease
Periodontal screenings are recommended twice yearly by the American Dental Association. They are included in routine dental check-ups as a preventative measure. Dentists can identify gum disease with a simple in-office screening. Usually, this includes a visual inspection of the gums for redness and puffiness, as well as to determine whether the gums have receded or begun to form pockets between the teeth. A periodontal screening may also include dental x-rays to determine whether the supporting bone structure beneath the gums have begun to deteriorate or not.
If you have not visited a dentist for a routine periodontal screening within the past 6 months, we invite you to contact our office to schedule an exam at your earliest convenience. We also invite you to contact us if you notice potential symptoms of periodontal disease, such as tender gums, changes to your bite, loose teeth, or continuous bad breath. Our team is highly skilled in the treatment of gum disease and our group committed to delivering first-class care.
Schedule Your Periodontal Screenings Appointment Today
Lifetime Dental can provide you with the best Periodontal Screenings in Lake Forest. Visit our office, conveniently located at 23731 El Toro Road, Suite D, Lake Forest, CA 92630 by calling 949-581-8109, or by filling out our Contact Us form.