Comprehensive and Limited Periodontal Consultation in San Diego, CA
Our dental clinic in San Diego, CA, offers comprehensive and limited periodontal consultations to address your oral health needs. Whether you require a thorough evaluation of your gums and supporting structures or a focused assessment of a specific area, our dental professionals are here to help.
Comprehensive Periodontal Consultations
Our comprehensive periodontal evaluation (CPE) thoroughly examines your gum tissue, teeth, and bone structure. This evaluation is typically performed by a periodontist, dentist, or dental hygienist. During the CPE, we will:
- Review your medical and dental records: We will discuss any medications you are taking, previous dental procedures, and medical conditions that may impact your oral health.
- Conduct a clinical examination: Our dental professional will carefully examine your teeth, gums, and the bone structure surrounding your teeth. We will search for signs and symptoms of gum disease, such as inflammation, swelling, bleeding, pockets between teeth and gums, and gum line recession.
- Perform a radiographic evaluation: X-rays of your teeth and surrounding structures will be taken to assess the health of your bone and detect any hidden issues, which include bone loss or infection.
- Conduct periodontal probing: Using a specialized instrument, we will measure the intensity of the pockets between your teeth and gums. It helps us determine the severity of gum disease and plan appropriate treatment.
Based on the findings from the CPE, our dental expert will create a customized treatment plan to address any oral health issues identified. We aim to detect and address oral health concerns early on to prevent them from developing into more serious problems.
Limited Periodontal Consultations
In addition to comprehensive evaluations, we provide limited periodontal evaluations (LPE) for specific concerns or localized issues within the mouth. During an LPE, our dental professional will evaluate the specific area of concern. The evaluation may include:
- Reviewing your medical and dental records: We will inquire about your medications, past dental procedures, and medical conditions relevant to your oral health.
- Conducting a clinical examination: The specific area of concern will be carefully examined, evaluating the gum tissue, teeth, and surrounding bone structure. We will assess for signs of inflammation, swelling, bleeding, pockets between your teeth and gums, and gum recession.
- Performing a radiographic evaluation (if necessary): X-rays may be taken to assess the health of the bone and identify any hidden issues, such as bone loss or infection.
Based on the findings from the LPE, our dental professional will develop a targeted treatment plan to address the oral health issues identified in the area. The objective of the LPE is to evaluate and address the localized concern rather than conducting a comprehensive assessment of the entire mouth.
We provide the necessary treatment and care if you need emergency dental care or have any other dental issues in San Diego, CA.