Who Should be Screened? Who Should be Screened? Patients who have poor oral hygiene Patients who have early symptoms of periodontal disease Symptoms include: ● Bad breath ● Swollen, tender, and red gums ● Gums that bleed easily when brushing or flossing ● Loose teeth Patients who have a healthy gingiva Screening can determine whether the patient is at an increased risk of developing gingivitis. Patients who have periodontitis and are being treated Screening can determine the effectiveness of the patient’s current treatment (not all treatments are successful). Patients who have dental implants Screening can predict the risk of peri-implantitis and help monitor the health of the patient’s implants.