Pioneer Valley Periodontics

When Should I see a Periodontist?

If you value your oral, as well as, your overall health, anytime is a good time to see a periodontist for a periodontal evaluation.  Sometimes the only way to detect periodontal disease is through a periodontal evaluation.  A periodontal evaluation is especially important if you notice signs of periodontal disease.

Signs of periodontal disease include:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing or eating hard foods
  • Gums that are receeding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between your gums and teeth
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • A change in the fit of partial dentures