When to See a Periodontist

Periodontal treatment in our office may be sought in several ways. Your general dentist or hygienist may recommend a consultation with a periodontist if they find signs of periodontal disease. You may also decide to see a periodontist on your own since a referral is not necessary to be seen at our office.

Call Dallas Office Phone Number 214-691-2404 to schedule a consultation.

In fact, if you experience any of these symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our office without delay:

  • Bleeding while brushing or eating normal foods. Unexplained bleeding while performing regular cleaning or consuming food usually indicates problems with your gums.
  • Loose teeth and gum recession. Longer-looking and loose-feeling teeth can indicate recession of the gums and bone loss as a result of periodontal disease.
  • Related health concerns. Patients with heart disease, diabetes, osteopenia or osteoporosis are often diagnosed with correlating periodontal infections. Periodontal bacterial infections can have negative effects on other parts of the body. 
  • Any abnormal lesions on the gums, cheeks, lips, palate, or tongue. The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process, the most serious of these is oral cancer.