Gum Diseases and Treatments in Dubai
Updated on Friday 09th June 2017
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Gum diseases, known as periodontal diseases, represent one of the most common oral affections. They can manifest as a genetic predisposition or they can appear as the result of an unhealthy lifestyle. Depending on the gravity of the medical situation, the patient can lose the natural teeth. Our dentists in Dubai can recommend a certain dental treatment to treat the gum disease. Besides that, if you want to improve your appearance, you can receive dental implants in Dubai.
Symptoms of gum diseases
The simplest indicator that a patient may be suffering from gum diseases is the fact that the gum is swollen. If so, you should take into consideration a dental check-up at our dental clinic in Dubai to see how the disease can be stopped from evolution. Other symptoms may include redness of the gums, bleeding when brushing, bad breath, receding gum line, mouth sores. Gum diseases are usually the result of bacteria living in the oral region. Along with other particles which can be found in the mouth, these form the plaque at the base of the tooth, which can affect the soft tissues.
Types of gum diseases
Our dentists in Dubai are ready to perform interventions which can heal or attenuate the medical problem you are dealing with. There are two types of gum diseases and both of them can be treated:
• Gingivitis – The inflammation of the gums, determined by the plaque on the teeth, is called gingivitis. It is treatable and it can be reversed if the patient adopts a dental routine of brushing, flossing and regular appointments to the dental clinic.
• Periodontitis – When gingivitis is left untreated, it turns into periodontitis. The swollen gums pull away from the tooth, leaving the area exposed to infections. If it is left untreated, the person suffering from periodontitis can lose the tooth from the injured area, as the infected tissue can no longer sustain its function.
Dental treatments for gum diseases
Our Dubai dentist can perform non-surgical treatments, such as a professional dental cleaning where the dentist cleans the plaque and tartar which can’t be removed by brushing. More complicated medical cases can be solved by surgical treatments, such as:
• flap surgery – gums are lifted to their natural position;
• bone grafts – replacing the bone destroyed by the gum disease;
• tissue grafts – refilling the area where the gums receded.
Gingivitis treatments in Dubai
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, which can be entirely treated if a professional dentist takes care of your denture. We remind that the dental appointments are extremely necessary besides dealing with the daily oral habits as brushing and flossing the teeth. It is good to know that cases of gingivitis do not need surgical interventions, but the dentist will eliminate the plaque and tartar which cannot be easily removed with a toothbrush. There are cases where the doctor can prescribe antibiotics to reduce the level of bacteria and the dental plaque.
Periodontitis treatments in Dubai
If gingivitis is not treated in time, it can turn into a more severe stage, known as periodontitis or periodontal disease. A scaling and root planning procedure will be performed by our dentists in Dubai where the calculus will be entirely removed from the teeth and from the root surfaces which were exposed to bacteria due to gum recession. The next step is to reattach the gum tissue back on the root, of course, under local anesthesia.
Pocket reduction procedure in cases of gum diseases
Once the teeth have been cleaned and the calculus has been removed, they can be exposed to bacteria if the gum tissue does not surround them as it is used to be. In this case, a pocket reduction might be necessary, also known as a flap surgery. This is the method where the dentist will fold back the tissue and cover the teeth, preventing bacteria to develop on the roots and turn into gingivitis and eventually into periodontitis.
If you are interested in further details about the surgical and non-surgical methods for the treatment of gum diseases, please contact our dental clinic in Dubai, who will provide a personalized dental plan according to your situation.