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
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.
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
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.