A periodontal (gum) evaluation will help us to evaluate the health of your gums and to let us know if you have any signs of gum disease.
This evaluation will ensure that all of your dental health needs are recognized and assessed. A periodontal (gum) evaluation by one of our highly qualified hygienists consists of:
- Visual Evaluation of Gingival Tissue:
Including tone, color and level of connective tissue.
- Bleeding Upon Probing:
healthy tissue does not bleed.
- Periodontal Charting:
This determines the depth of the space between the tooth and the gum tissue. Each tooth has 6 recorded measurements ranging from 1-12 millimeters. A healthy measurement is 2-3mm.