Understanding Your Gum Health

Detecting and addressing periodontal disease is a priority at Los Coyotes Dental. Dr. Alexander Choe conducts a comprehensive examination that encompasses multiple essential components, ensuring an accurate diagnosis and timely intervention.

During the examination, Dr. Choe performs a range of assessments to evaluate your oral health. Dr. Choe visually examines your gums for signs of inflammation, redness, swelling, or other indications of gum disease. This initial visual assessment provides valuable insights into the condition of your gums. Using a specialized probe, Dr. Choe measures the depths of the spaces between your gums and teeth, known as periodontal pockets. These measurements help determine the extent of gum detachment and potential bone loss, indicating the severity of periodontal disease.
X-rays also play a crucial role in diagnosing periodontal disease by revealing the underlying structures of your teeth and jawbone. These images enable Dr. Choe to assess bone density, identify areas of bone loss, and evaluate the overall health of your supporting structures.

Timely detection of periodontal disease is crucial to initiate prompt intervention and appropriate treatment. If left untreated, periodontal disease can progress, leading to irreversible damage to the gums and supporting tissues, and potentially resulting in tooth loss. Moreover, research has linked periodontal disease to systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, emphasizing the significance of early diagnosis and management.

At Los Coyotes Dental, we are dedicated to safeguarding your oral health through accurate and comprehensive periodontal disease diagnosis. If you suspect or have concerns about gum disease, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alexander Choe.

Through meticulous examination and personalized treatment, we aim to preserve your dental well-being and promote overall health.