regular dental checkups

If your gums are painful, swollen or they bleed when you brush your teeth you should make an appointment with your dentist. Your dentist can carry out a thorough dental examination to check the health of your gums, this may involve inserting a thin metal stick with a bend on one end (periodontal probe) beside your teeth.


In some cases a number of X-rays may be needed to check the condition of your teeth and jaw bone.