GUM DISEASE TREATMENT

Don't let periodontal disease
ruin your 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.

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 which 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 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.

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Various indicators may point to some form of gum disease. Symptoms may include red, swollen and tender gums, pus and pockets between gums and teeth, receding gums, gums that bleed during or after brushing, flossing or eating hard food, loose, shifting or separating teeth, bad breath and persistent bad metallic taste in mouth, mouth sores, changes in the fit of dentures and the way the teeth fit during bites.

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

Gingivitis

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.

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