Aster Clinic is the one of the leading dental chains in GCC with dental surgeons specialized in gum care and treatment. Gum diseases include gingivitis (acute or chronic), periodontal diseases like recession, furcation, mobility of teeth, periodontitis, gum bleeding, halitosis, and many others. To prevent damage to your tooth structure and soft tissues, you need to maintain excellent oral hygiene.
Types of Gum Diseases
- Gingivitis: It is the inflammation of gingiva, which results in bleeding gums, halitosis, redness and swollen gums. This is usually because of poor oral hygiene and we recommend scaling and root planning for removing calculus and bacterial accumulation.
- Recession: Gum recession is the process in which the margin of the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away, or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth, or the tooth's root. We have different treatment plans for the treatment of recessions like flap surgery, soft tissue graft, regeneration and many more.
- Furcation involvement: Furcation involvement may be defined as the invasion of the bifurcation and trifurcation of multirooted teeth by periodontal disease. It is a severe periodontal disease and requires proper treatment which includes flap surgery and soft tissue grafts , etc
- Mobility: Tooth mobility can be classified as grade 1 to 3, and depends upon the amount of bone and periodontal ligament support left. Treatment protocols can be splinting or occlusal adjustments.
Gum treatment basically starts with self-care like brushing with correct technique, flossing, use of mouth wash and periodic dental check-ups every 6 months. Antibiotics and analgesics can reduce infection and pain and can also be one of the modalities for gum care.The first line of treatment for in-office gum disease is a careful, in-depth cleaning. You are asked to take enzyme suppressants after a deep cleaning to block certain enzymes in your mouth from breaking down gum tissue. Surgeries like gingivoplasty, gingivectomy are also included in gum treatment as they reshape and re-contour the gingiva.
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The time it takes for your gums to heal is determined by the severity of your gum disease. It can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to fully heal, while deeper pockets can take months.
Laser gum treatment is practically painless in almost all cases. To keep the patient comfortable during the surgery, a local anesthetic is usually used.
Following are some recommendations for aftercare:
- Swelling can be reduced by applying heat or cold.
- Use warm salt water to rinse your mouth.
- Using prescribed pain relievers.
- Resting for at least a day before resuming normal activities.
Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gingiva (gums) around teeth. It is usually caused by bacterial plaque buildup around the teeth.