Also called: Gum disease risk assessment
Oral health is often a good indicator of your overall health. Inflammation in the mouth may be related to chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer or respiratory illnesses.
Periodontal assessments are recommended one a year to ensure you have good oral health and health habits.
At this assessment, your gum line will be examined for bleeding or sensitivity, which can be precursors to periodontal disease, also called gum disease. Plaque and tartar build up will also be removed to keep gums healthy.
During your assessment, you may be asked about:
The practices below offer this specialty care. Select a practice that best meets your budget and availability for appointments.
Services at this clinic are performed at reduced prices because students are working under the supervision of board-certified dentists on faculty. The educational nature of the clinic requires extra time for appointments and the types of services offered depends on the training needed by students at that time.
Average Cost: 60 - 70% less than private practice
Appointment Time: 3-4 hour appointments
Education: Dental students under the guidance of faculty dentists
Our clinic is staffed by dental residents who are completing advanced training. Top services: dental implant, extraction, bone grafts, gum disease and gum recession treatment.
Average Cost: Fees average 60% of the cost of private practice
Appointment Time: Slightly longer than private practice
Education: Graduate dentists completing advanced training in Periodontics
Our clinic provides the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gum and bone supporting the teeth. Top services: gum recession treatment, bone grafts and dental implants.
Average Cost: Equal to private practice
Appointment Time: Equal to private practice
Education: Specialists who also teach at the School of Dentistry