Periodontal Treatment Coordination

Every time you see Dr. Kiurtsidis for a consultation, treatment, or simple follow up, Dr. Kiurtsidis will send a report letter describing the purpose and outcome of the appointment to your referring general dentist.

After your initial examination, you will be advised, with the help of models and pictures, about all findigns regarding your periodontal condition, recommendations and your treatment options so you can make an educated decision about your treatment.


We carefully note any bleeding as we take your periodontal measurements. Gums that bleed when probed (as well as when you brush and floss) are another sign of periodontal disease; healthy gums don't bleed.

We'll also note the color and texture of your gums. Healthy gums are pink and have a stippled appearance, similar to the skin of an orange. Swollen gums lose this stippled appearance.

Finally, we'll review x-rays of your mouth to establish whether there has been bone loss around your teeth—another indicator of periodontal disease.

If your mouth is healthy, the bone comes up high around the necks of your teeth. With periodontal disease, bone is lost. The longer it goes untreated, the more bone is lost.

To prevent the bone and tooth loss, it is critical to diagnose and treat periodontal disease as early as possible.

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