Can a dentist miss periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease can be easily overlooked. It can be difficult to detect redness on the pink part of the gums or bone loss around the roots of the teeth because there is no pain or discomfort. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that can severely affect the bone structure and surrounding tissues in the mouth. Advanced periodontal disease may require periodontal treatment that involves a monthly visit to the dentist to ensure adequate treatment.

A combination of periodontal therapies are used in the office and at home to stop the progress of periodontitis and maintain optimal oral health in the future. Kevin Wanxin Luan, adjunct clinical professor and dental implant surgeon and board-certified periodontist in the UIC Department of Periodontics. Once again, this stage of periodontitis cannot be cured, so the goal of treatment is to reverse damage when possible and stop progress through in-office and home periodontal therapy and oral health maintenance plans. Victims of dental negligence can have serious health problems, especially those who have developed severe cases of gum disease due to a misdiagnosis or because their dentist was unable to detect the symptoms and signs of gum disease or periodontitis.

Makayla Metchikoff
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