A healthy smile is only possible if you have healthy teeth and healthy gums. Through a periodontal exam we will evaluate your oral health and, if necessary, make recommendations for treatment options. At Parrish Childs we’re always looking for any signs of gum disease or other harmful conditions.
A periodontal exam gives us the best opportunty to see the early stage development of gingivitis, periodontitus, receding gums, problems with your jaw, a misaligned bite, and tooth grinding. By catching these ailments at thier onset we can recommend a treatment that is typically less invasive and less costly than if these issues are allowed to progress.
During a routine periodontal exam we will be looking for:
Being proactive in an examination, including utilizing x-rays, helps us to find inflammation of the gums and the onset of gum disease. A close look will tell us if problems are spreading and potentially impacting your tooth structure. If left untreated, gingivitis will compound itself to the point that periodontitis sets in, emphasizing the importance of regular visits to our office.