Does this look like my son has Periodontitis ?

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Does this X-ray look like my son has periodontitis ? Dentist here wants to charge 1500$AUD for a clean. . Also tried an upsell to vaneers so wanted to check … thanks in advance
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It does look like your son has some horizontal bone loss, although more clinical information is needed, such as probing depths, to determine if it is indeed periodontitis and what the staging is.
There is subgingival calculus or tartar visible on the x-ray, so I would take a guess that a deep clean or root-planing, might be indicated in your son's case.
I would stay away from veneers for now.
 

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Agreed. That's a high price for a general dentist for what looks like a relatively standard case. I think a periodontist would do that on 2 appointments for just a little more in AUD (I'm Austn).
Your son also has a pattern of decay that suggests he also has a sweet tooth, probably juices or soft drinks?
Unless he gets his gums and diet and hygiene under control, he should definitely not even THINK about veneers, nor should it be suggested.
Go get a 2nd opinion.
 

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To decide whether your child has periodontitis, counseling a dental specialist or periodontist is fundamental. They can direct an exhaustive assessment, including a visual evaluation, testing of the gum pockets, and potentially X-beams, to make a precise finding.

Feel free to a dental arrangement for your child's inner harmony and prosperity. Early discovery and treatment are critical in overseeing periodontal issues actually. Your dental expert will give the master direction and backing expected to address any worries you might have.
 

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