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Diagnosis for Periodontitis

Posted on 7/4/2022 by Dr. Bembey and Dr. Yokoyama
Diagnosis for PeriodontitisPeriodontitis is a term used to describe a set of inflammatory disorders affecting teeth and surrounding tissue. Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease, and if left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis. The purpose of diagnosis is to recognize early indicators of periodontal disease, treat it, and avert additional issues.

Detection and Diagnosis for Periodontal Disease

The evaluation of the periodontal and periodontal tissues starts with a visual survey of the gingival tissues to determine the presence or absence of gingival inflammation (through analyzing the color and degree of bulging of the tissues) as well as an initial review of oral health (gauging tartar and calculus levels). Following that, the probing depths are assessed to determine the severity of the disease.

Periapical radiographic images of all teeth's apices and suitable bitewings should be included in this examination. The goal is to detect local characteristics that can exacerbate the development of periodontitis, such as caries and furcation engagement, and evaluate the alveolar bone loss.

A periodontal probe softly examines the sulcus pocket between the teeth and the gum (small dentistry instrument). A healthy sulcus is three millimeters or less in-depth, and it does not hemorrhage. If pockets are deeper than three millimeters, the periodontal probe can help. Pockets generally deepen as periodontitis advances.

Dental History in the Diagnosis of Periodontitis

A history of periodontitis is a strong predictor of future periodontal collapse. Dentists can better assess the rate of disease advancement and determine what has to be done to prevent future disintegration by taking a dental history and examining past x-rays. Important information concerning the patient's oral hygiene habits, frequency of dental appointments, past dental illnesses, and current issues are all included in the dental history. Reviewing this helps dentists better determine the cause of the disease and the preferred treatment approach.

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