It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Gingivitis , when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Gum Disease.
Gum disease is usually treated by performing dental cleaning as well as scaling. Other treatments are surgical. The dentist can diagnose gum disease by performing a routine dental check-up. The dentist will look for signs of gum swelling or bleeding. The firmness of the gums as well as the space between gum and tooth will be checked as well.