FAQ About Gum Disease

Updated on Monday 13th February 2017

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Patients with swollen and bleeding gums should consider visiting the dentist, in order to receive important dental treatments. Such signs mean that bacteria infected the gums and it is possible to develop even more problems related to your denture. Our dentists in Dubai can answer the most common questions about the gum diseases. We remind that you can receive dental implants in Dubai, if you have suffered from tooth loss.  

1. What is the gum disease?

The gum disease is also known as the periodontal disease. It is a gum infection made by bacteria found in the dental plaque, which can damage the structure that supports the denture, leading to tooth loss.

2. What is gingivitis?

The early stage of the periodontal disease is named gingivitis. In this phase, the gums are red and are starting to bleed. These are important signs, which tell information about the status of your teeth, therefore, special treatments need to be applied by our dentist in Dubai.

3. What is periodontitis?

If the gingivitis is not treated in time, it will transform into periodontitis, where the gum tissues are beginning to be soft and to let loose the teeth. Periodontitis is caused by bacteria in the dental plaque, which is a sticky substance found on the teeth. It is recommended to see the dentist and get proper treatments.

4. How can I treat the gum disease?

As it is known, daily brushing and flossing will help you maintain a proper oral hygiene and will eliminate bacteria which cause the gum diseases. Bad oral habits or different medicines should be avoided because these are factors which can also cause gingivitis or periodontitis. It is suggested to visit your dentist regularly, in order to maintain healthy gums and teeth.

5. What happens if the gum disease is not treated in time?

According to specialists in dentistry, bacteria involved in gum disease might lead to respiratory problems for elderly individuals, premature births or stroke. One should know that the gum diseases might increase the risk of clogged arteries which lead to heart disease.

6. Do I get help in the dental clinics in Dubai?

Any patient who steps into our dental clinics in Dubai will receive a preliminary examination, which might include dental x-rays, to see the status of the denture and the entire mouth. Patients with gum disease can receive a professional dental cleaning, a method which is used to eliminate the bacteria that cause periodontitis.

Please feel free to ask any questions about the available treatments for gum disease, and to contact our team of dentists in Dubai