Our dentists and team will check for signs of gum disease during each of your regular dental exams. If these signs are present, we will perform a more thorough evaluation to diagnose your condition and determine if you have gum disease and which type of treatment is right for your needs. Call Smiles R Us at 210-694-4999 to set up an appointment with Dr. Amogh Bhalerao or Dr. Gayatri Jadhav and learn more about diagnosing gum disease in San Antonio, Texas.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a common condition affecting many individuals during their lifetime. It is primarily caused by the buildup of plaque and calculus (tartar) in the mouth, which harbors harmful bacteria. Regular removal of these substances is crucial to preventing the accumulation of disease-causing bacteria. Effective prevention strategies include maintaining excellent oral hygiene practices at home and attending routine dental appointments for cleanings and examinations.
As part of your comprehensive dental checkups, gum disease evaluations, also known as gum disease risk assessments, are conducted. Our experienced dentists will examine your gums for any indications of periodontal disease, review your medical history and discuss relevant factors to assess your risk of developing the condition.
During your periodontal evaluation, our experienced dentists will carefully measure the space between each tooth and the gum, assess any gum recession or tooth looseness, and examine for signs of inflamed gum tissue. These critical measurements aid in determining your susceptibility to periodontal disease and enable early diagnosis when the condition is most manageable.
To gain further insights into gum disease evaluations and to schedule your appointment with our dentists, we encourage you to reach out to our office today. Prioritizing your oral health through regular assessments and preventive measures can significantly enhance your overall wellbeing.