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During a periodontal examination, your dentist or dental hygienist will check for signs of gum disease. You should always have this exam as part of your regular routine!
A periodontal probe (a small dental instrument) is gently used to measure the sulcus between teeth and gums. The depth of healthy pockets should be less than three millimeters; if not, then there may be deeper issues that need attention like gum disease or an infection in this space surrounding your tooth/teeth/. A probing action will demonstrate how deep they go before bloodying themselves on resistant dentin which makes it easier for bacteria access points into its host organism's soft tissue where harmful toxins can reside within body tissues producing chronic inflammation leading
A dentist or hygienist will use pocket depths, amount of bleeding and inflammation to make the diagnosis that falls into one of these categories.
One of the most common health problems people experience is gingivitis. The inflamed gum tissue and tenderness from plaque can make you bleeding easily, even if it doesn't seem like your tooth would cause any pain on its own.
Plaque forms into calculus (tartar). As this conglomeration of bacteria and tartar continues to build up, the gums recede from your teeth. Deep pockets form between them which become filled with pus as they bleed easily due to inflammation on both sides- mild or moderate bone loss can be present by now.
The more damage is done, the worse it gets. Teeth loose and falling out may seem inevitable before long if not treated soon enough. The patient's bite will also change as these teeth are lost from their mouth altogether in some cases due to generalized moderate bone loss present throughout most areas of head or neck area near collarbone region