MURFREESBORO PERIODONTAL WORK
WHAT ARE PERIODONTAL EXAMS
Periodontal exams are vital for the maintenance of your oral health; they are used to determine the health of your gums and teeth. The exams can help your dentist diagnose gum diseases, gingivitis and periodontitis and reveal receding gums, exposed roots, tooth grinding and other problems. Periodontal exams are essential to maintaining proper oral health. Regular dental exams are critical as they can reveal evidence of gum disease in its early stages. By performing these dental exams in our Murfreesboro office, you often do not have to see a Periodonist.
WHAT DOES THE DENTIST EXAMINE IN A PERIODONTAL CHECK-UP?
During your periodontal examination, your dentist will review the following:
- Any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth
- The color, texture, size and shape of your gums
- Your fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants
- Amount of tooth plaque
- The depth of the space between your tooth and gum
- Missing or loose teeth
GINGIVITIS – THE FIRST STAGE OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums and is the first stage of periodontal disease. Dental x-rays can determine if the inflammation of the gums has spread to the supporting structures on the teeth so treatment can be started to correct the problem. Periodontitis occurs when gingivitis goes untreated, which makes periodontal exams (twice a year) vital to preventing and putting an end to gum diseases.
Your dentist will complete a periodontal exam with each visit, emphasizing the importance of regular, routine visits to your dentist’s office.
Dr. Ricafort is a general dentist performing much of the work a specialist (Periodontist) offers. Dr. Ricafort performs a complete range of general dentistry services including periodontal examinations. We value every patient’s individual wants and needs and create a treatment plan to achieve optimum dental health. We always try to make each visit comfortable and every treatment affordable so that you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful, smile.
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Ricafort Dental Group has dedicated their practice to restoring your dental health and educating you on preventative care and maintenance of your teeth.
Dr. Erwin Ricafort, DDS, is one of the leading family dentists in in Murfreesboro, TN. He provides a wide range of services from general check-ups and periodontal services to cosmetic dental procedures, such as applying porcelain veneers and performing root canal treatments.