Watch this video to learn more about some telltale signs to look out for which could denote periodontal disease.
Signs and symptoms of the gum disease. The again could be bleeding gum redness of the gum, which is due to infection of the gum, and in more advanced form of a disease, you may see recession, receding gum, and you may see the bone loss for that reason is as important when you see your dentist or periodontist.
He will examine the periodontal condition. The instrument that we use is called Periodontal Probe, which is calibrated, you know, three millimeter, four, four millimeters, six millimeters. So on. Now, in order to assess the presence of the periodontal disease, we use the probing to go around every single tooth to determine the depth of that gap. We call that gap pocket.
So the pocket is a gap between the gum tissue and a tooth. The deeper the pocket, the worse or more advanced the diseases we want to treat or prevent further progression of the disease. So periodontal pocket the measurement of a periodontal pocket is one way to assess the presence of a disease. In addition, presence of a recession or your X-ray shows the bone loss.
That’s important because without the X-ray, the information that the periodontist or general dentists have is about 50%. By looking at the gum tissue and using your periodontal probe and assessing the mobility of the tooth. But the other 50% comes from your X-ray. Your X-ray will show the level of the bone and will show if one area you have infection at the end of a route or you have a bone loss.
So you need to X-ray recent X-ray in addition to clinical exam to determine the degree of the periodontal disease.