Periodontal Disease Diagnosis in
Palm Beach Gardens

Periodontal disease is diagnosed by your dentist or dental hygienist during a periodontal examination.  This type of exam should always be part of your regular dental check-up.

Peridontal Services in Palm Beach Gardens

A periodontal probe (small dental instrument) is gently used to measure the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and the gums.  The depth of a healthy sulcus measures three millimeters or less and does not bleed.  The periodontal probe helps indicate if pockets are deeper than three millimeters.  As periodontal disease progresses, the pockets usually get deeper.

Your dentist or hygienist will use pocket depths, amount of bleeding, inflammation, tooth mobility, etc., to make a diagnosis that will fall into a category below:

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease.  Plaque and its toxin by-products irritate the gums, making them tender, inflamed, and likely to bleed.

Periodontitis

Plaque hardens into calculus (tartar).  As calculus and plaque continue to build up, the gums begin to recede from the teeth.  Deeper pockets form between the gums and teeth and become filled with bacteria and pus.  The gums become very irritated, inflamed, and bleed easily.  Slight to moderate bone loss may be present.

Advanced Periodontitis

The teeth lose more support as the gums, bone, and periodontal ligament continue to be destroyed.  Unless treated, the affected teeth will become very loose and may be lost.  Generalized moderate to severe bone loss may be present.

See Real Patient Reviews
in Palm Beach Gardens


Gabriela G.

Thanks so much to the Advanced Dental Care staff for all the caring on my dental health. Looking forward to see you guys next month. And I totally recommend you!

Brenda C.

I had the most amazing experience here, from the minute I walked in the door I felt comfortable. The front desk staff were so welcoming and friendly. Cindy, the hygienist was amazing. She cleared any concerns I had and had me laughing most of the appointment. Dr. Rosenberg was very friendly we will definitely be back! Best dentist office I have ever been a patient of.

Carol L.

I've been going to this office for a number of years. Dr. Rosenberg tells you about what you need to keep your mouth healthy. I TRUST HIM!
Leave a Review
Dr. Rosenberg believes that creating beautiful, healthy smiles is what makes modern dentistry so rewarding.

Request an Appointment

If you prefer to speak to a team member, please call (561) 249-4321.
(561) 249-4321