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Gum Treatment

 

GUM DISEASE

Gum disease presents itself as an infection in the gums (pus), occasional bleeding from the gums on brushing, bad odour from the mouth, loose teeth, etc. This is generally a silent disease that progresses without pain.


If gum disease is not treated at the right time it can affect the underlying bone which is supporting the tooth, leading to bone loss and loose teeth. Gum disease has been connected to systemic complications such as heart disease, diabetes, etc.


The warning signs of gum disease are:

  • Red, swollen gums

  • Gums that bleed easily on brushing or flossing

  • Bad breath or odour from mouth

  • Receding gums

  • Loose teeth 

  • Gaps between the teeth increasing with time​​

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VARIOUS GUM TREATMENTS
SCALING OF TEETH

Healthy gums and bone lay the foundation for healthy teeth. We offer various treatments to take care of your gum related problems. From routine scaling of teeth to complex gum surgeries our specialists make sure they bring your gums back to the pink of health. 


Gingivitis or inflammation of gums is the mildest form of gum disease and if treated early is completely reversible. A thorough professional scaling or cleaning of teeth helps to achieve this. Scaling of teeth is also the best preventive treatment and is recommended every six months to a year. 

DEEP CURETTAGE AND ROOT PLANNING

Some patients with bleeding gums have deeper deposits or deposits which develop below the level of gums. In such cases, a deep curettage and root planning procedure under local anesthetic helps to remove these deposits, making the gums healthy again.


People prone to gum problems are advised to be regular with their routine dental check-up and hygiene appointments every 4-6 months to prevent the build-up of plaque and calculus on the teeth.

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Performing Surgery

FLAP SURGERY

A Flap surgery may be required in patients having Periodontitis (inflammation of gums and surrounding tissues) and in cases where there are deep pockets in the gums.


This procedure is done under local anesthesia, one quadrant at a time. The gums are reflected and the teeth cleaned as well as all the granulation tissue curetted from that area. The gums are then sutured back in place. 


After this procedure, the gums reattach to the teeth very well and become healthy again. This procedure can now be performed more conservatively without reflecting a flap using a dental LASER.