Services Provided

Periodontal Evaluation

Periodontal literally means "around the tooth." The periodontal evaluation is the careful evaluation of the gum tissues and bone tissues that support all of the teeth.

Periodontal diseases are infections that damage the support for the teeth, and the more severe the disease, the less gum and bone tissue is available to keep the teeth stable. Left untreated, periodontal diseases may eventually lead to tooth loss.

If you notice any of the following, consult Dr. Westendorf:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • A change in the fit of partial dentures