Dr. Richard Cavallaro offers gum disease evaluations, or gum disease risk assessments, as part of our comprehensive dental examinations. During this portion of your exam, our dentist will check your gums for signs of gum disease, and will evaluate your medical history and other factors to determine your risk of gum disease. Call 619-569-1925 today to learn more about gum disease evaluation in Lemon Grove, California, and schedule your appointment at Lemon Grove Dental Group, Inc.

Many people experience periodontal disease at some point in their life. As part of our commitment to your oral health, we provide gum disease evaluations to help our patients continue enjoying good oral health. Gum disease is caused by plaque and calculus (also known as tartar), which needs to be scraped off the teeth regularly to prevent buildups of bacteria in the mouth. Regular cleanings and periodontal evaluations help keep your mouth healthy, and free of disease-causing bacteria.

During a periodontal evaluation, our dentist will take measurements around each tooth to determine the space between the tooth and the gum, and to measure any recession of the gum tissue, loosening of teeth, and to check for any signs of inflamed gum tissue. By performing this evaluation annually, we can help prevent gum disease, or we can catch it in the earliest stages, when it is easy to treat.

We invite you to contact our office for more information on gum disease evaluations, and to schedule your exam with our dentist.