Gum Disease Treatment In Dubai

Don't let periodontal disease take away your beautiful smile

Your gums play a significant role when aiming for good oral health. When neglecting the hygiene of your gums, the accumulation of bacteria impacts dental plaque which leads to inflammation and damage of the gums. This is known as Periodontal (gum) disease, infecting the tissues that support and surround your teeth. Additionally, the consequences affect below the gum line, breaking down the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues.

Symptoms of Gum diseases

The Stages of Gum Diseases - From Gingivitis to Periodontitis

Periodontal diseases are classified according to the severity of the infection and are traditionally divided into two stages: Gingivitis and Periodontitis.


Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) is a fairly common infection that begins with the bacterial accumulation in the mouth. The buildup of plaque causes gums to become red and swollen and bleed easily. It is often a result of poor oral hygiene, inadequate nutrition and some other medical conditions.

When left untreated, gingivitis can progress to Periodontitis


Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gingivitis where the severe infection erodes the supporting structures of the teeth. The progressive loss and destruction of the bones, teeth and gums weakens the attachments and loosens the teeth.

Prevention of Gum Diseases

Daily oral hygiene like brushing, flossing, and regular use of an antiseptic mouthwash is critical in preventing gum diseases. Use fluoridated toothpaste and replace toothbrushes once every one to three months. Maintain a proper diet that ensures proper growth and health of the gums and teeth. Avoid frequent consumption of foods and liquids that contain high amounts of sugar. Sugar allows bacterial adhesion and accumulation to the teeth and the tissues surrounding them.

Limit sugar intake to the main meals of the day. Drinking plenty of water can help reduce inflammation by producing more saliva which in turn dilutes toxins from plaque. Regular visits to the dentist and dental examinations will help identify and address the risk and occurrence of infections. Progressive stages of the disease may call for more intensive treatments.

Dr Mauricio Gomes

Dr. Mauricio Gomes Taborda

Implantologist and Periodontist
Umm Suqeim Clinic, Dubai

Advances in Gum Disease Treatment in Dubai

Several factors increase the risk of developing gum diseases, the most common of which include tobacco smoking and chewing, systemic illnesses like diabetes or cancer, hormonal changes during pregnancy and menstruation, medications such as contraceptives and anticonvulsants, ill-fitting bridges and fillings that have become defective.

Regular dental check-ups and examinations are highly recommended as a dental specialist can determine signs of gum infections that may not be visible to the human eye. With the use of advanced technology in dentistry, gum disease treatment in Dubai consists of examining the signs of the early and late phases of the disease. There are cases where patients don’t visit a dentist as they don’t sense any pain, however, this increases the risk of losing one’s teeth.


Most frequently asked questions

Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, and loose or shifting teeth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment with a dentist for an evaluation.

The most common treatment for gum disease is a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing, which removes plaque and tartar from the surface of the teeth and below the gum-line.

The length of time required for gum disease treatment can vary depending on the severity of the disease. Scaling and root planing can typically be completed in one or two appointments. More extensive procedures, such as surgery, may take longer.

The cost of gum disease treatment can vary depending on the type of treatment required. It is best to consult with our periodontist for an estimate of the cost of treatment.


The early stages of gum disease, known as gingivitis, can often be reversed with proper oral hygiene and a deep cleaning procedure. More advanced cases of gum disease may require additional treatment, but the goal is always to prevent further damage and preserve as much healthy gum tissue as possible.


Yes, gum disease treatment can often be combined with other dental procedures, such as fillings, crowns, or implants. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the best approach for your individual needs.


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