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.