When to See a Periodontist

Periodontal treatment 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, is the most common sign of a periodontal infection.
  • 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. These bacterial infections 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.