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Your perfect smile is a click away!

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease affects most people at some time during their life. It is usually caused by a build-up of plaque and Tartar (Calculus) on teeth.
There are two main stages of gum disease:
• Gingivitis
• Periodontitis

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an early gum disease and occurs when dental plaque and calculus builds up on teeth, particularly where the gum joins the tooth.
Signs of gingivitis
• bleeding when brushing.
• Redness of the gum
• swelling of the gum

Periodontitis

Periodontitis is an advanced gum disease that may occur if gingivitis is not treated. The gum margin,
the part of the gum that seals to the tooth, is weakened and a spaces is formed between the tooth and
the gum. These spaces are called ‘Periodontal Pockets’. Bacteria become trapped in these pockets
causing further inflammation (redness and swelling).

Periodontitis can affect the covering of the tooth root which is called Cementum, the jaw bone and the fibres that connect the tooth to the bone (periodontal ligament). As the disease progresses and bone is lost, larger spaces begin to form between the tooth and the gum, then the tooth will lose its attachments to the bone, become mobile and eventually will be lost ( Fall by itself inside the mouth or the Dentist will take it out ).

Signs of periodontitis
• bleeding
• swelling
• receding gums with bad breath
• a bad taste in the mouth
• loose teeth

Treatment

Like many conditions, early intervention to treat gum diseases can ensure the longevity of your teeth. If you have swollen or bleeding gums or your teeth feel loose, you should visit us ASAP to diagnose the case and talk about treatment options.

Dr Yousif will examine your gums with a probe to measure the spaces between the tooth and gum. This will determine the health of your gums and supporting structures. Then he will instruct you in tooth cleaning techniques or may clean your teeth professionally to remove any plaque and calculus (hardened plaque).

Some times with cases of Periodontitis and bone lost, you might be in need for what is called “ Deep Cleaning”, Dr Yousif can provide you with this service under local anaesthetics, But in advanced cases , he will recommend you to see a Periodontist who might perform an Open Gum Surgery to do a very deep cleaning of your teeth….

Please do not hesitate to call and talk to us about gum diseases and their treatments …