Take the Gum Disease Test

TAKE OUR TEST TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE GUM DISEASE

Give yourself the assigned point value if you answer yes to any of the below questions. Add the points up after answering all the questions to see if you have gum disease.

QUESTION VALUE

Do my gums look red or swollen?

Do my gums ever bleed when I brush or floss my teeth?

Was my last dental cleaning over a year ago?

Am I over the age of 40?

Do I smoke?

Have I ever had to have a tooth removed other than a wisdom tooth?

Do I have bad breath, or has someone told me that I have bad breath?

Do my teeth look long, or have exposed roots?

Are my teeth shifting or is my bite changing?

Are spaces or gaps developing between my teeth?

Do I have any loose teeth?

Has my dentist or hygienist ever told me that I have “deep” gum pockets?

Has my dentist or hygienist ever recommended more than 2 cleanings per year?

POINT

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

2

3

3

3

EARLY GUM DISEASE

1-3 Points

MODERATE GUM DISEASE

4-10 Points

SEVERE GUM DISEASE

>10 Points

If you scored 5 or less points, your regular dentist can take care of your gum problems. If you scored greater than 5 points however, you should see a Periodontist. Please contact our office and schedule an examination with one of our doctors.