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How Periodontal Disease Is Diagnosed and Treated

Last updated 4 years ago

If you have red, tender, or swollen gums, you may have periodontal disease, a serious infection that can have extensive consequences for your health. Watch this video to learn why it’s important to visit your dentist for regular periodontal screenings.

While red or bleeding gums are clear signs of gum disease, many people have periodontal disease without even knowing it. You can get proactive about your dental health by scheduling a periodontal screening. During this process, your dentist will use a probe to measure the depth of the space in the pockets between teeth and gums to determine if your gums are receding.

Early detection of periodontal disease is key. If you live in the Baltimore area, schedule a screening with the general and sedation dentists at The Smile Design Center by calling (443) 275-9821 today. We also offer cosmetic dentistry services, sedation, and dental implants.


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