Can a dentist misdiagnose periodontal disease?

Simply relying on the visualization of dental crowns to assess the patient's periodontal health leads to the most common misdiagnosis in dentistry. This is especially true if it is based on stone formation as the basis for determining the degree of periodontitis. Periodontal disease is more commonly known as gum disease. There are several different forms of it.

Some are more serious than others, but it's important to be able to identify symptoms. Gum disease can be easily misdiagnosed, especially in people who don't know the signs. Dental benefit insurers have toughened their criteria and often refuse to pay claims related to periodontal treatment when there is no firm evidence from graphics and x-rays. I was recently told that I have periodontal disease.

I've had the same dentist for 20 years, I never skipped the cleanings and, all of a sudden, he tells me that I have several cavities, I need to replace the crowns and work a bridge, so I asked for a second opinion and they fixed everything with a new dentist, so I've been going to her for three years and now they just told me that I have periodontal disease. I'm 66 years old, I feel like one of them. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease and can develop into periodontitis if left untreated.

Makayla Metchikoff
Makayla Metchikoff

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