How does a dentist diagnose gingivitis?
If you have symptoms of gingivitis, you should see a dentist for a checkup. Your dentist will inspect your mouth for:
- Signs of infection such as redness and swelling.
- Loose teeth.
- Gums that are pulling away from the teeth.
If your dentist suspects gum disease, X-rays can show if it has affected the bones underneath. Your dentist may also refer you to a periodontist, a gum disease specialist.