What Is a Periodontal Evaluation?

Periodontal refers to your gums, which are a vital component of your dental health. If you have periodontal disease, or gum disease, not only will your gums bleed but you are also at risk of losing your teeth permanently. A periodontal evaluation is when Dr. Steven Airey checks your gums for any signs of gum disease. Such signs include gums that are swollen, red, tender or bleeding, as well as having loose teeth. Our dentist can use nonsurgical gum treatments such as antibiotics or root planing and scaling to help prevent gum disease from taking your teeth. Give us a call at 828-264-9938 to learn more about periodontal evaluations in Boone, North Carolina, and make an appointment at Appalachian Dental Care.

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