Here at Topham Dental, we work hard to diagnose periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is very common in adults. It is caused by all of the bacteria in our mouths. They form plaque on our teeth. Without routine brushing and flossing, it continues to build up, forming tartar.
People with periodontal disease can have red and swollen gums that often bleed quite easily. It may be hard to eat because their teeth are so sensitive. They may be missing teeth. Some people with periodontal disease have very bad breath.
Dentists diagnose periodontal disease by examining your teeth. They also use a probe to look for any problem areas. X-rays are also necessary to diagnose the disease.