Comprehensive Periodontal Exam

According to the American Academy of Periodontology Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy Statement published in 2011, it recommends that an annual comprehensive evaluation of their periodontal health should be received by all adults.

A Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation assesses the periodontal health of a person by examining:

  • Your teeth
  • Your plaque
  • Your gums
  • Your bite
  • Your bone structure
  • Your risk factors

Measurements of gum pocket depths and gum recession are usually included in the exam depending on your condition. X-rays may also be taken during an exam to evaluate any area of concern or to monitor your overall oral health from time to time.​