A periodontal exam and evaluation is a probing of the gum tissues around every tooth, carefully noting any gum problems that might exist. Gum problems may be an indicator of overall health, as well as the quality of surrounding jawbone holding your teeth in place.
Your Dental Hygienist carefully records the pocketing around your teeth. This is important because it shows your bone levels. Your jawbone is what holds your teeth in place.
Recommendations will be made for any required treatment and the frequency of hygiene visits following this examination.