Gum Diseases and Treatments in Dubai

Updated on Monday 22nd June 2020

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Content overseen by dr. Cristina Novac who has an experience of over 8 years in stomatology and is a certified doctor in general dentistry.  
Gum diseases, known as periodontal diseases, is for sure one of the most common oral illnesses that affect numerous individuals. 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 gum specialists 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 that 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 gum specialists in Dubai are ready to perform interventions that 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 at the dental clinic in Dubai
  •     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.
You can also read the following infographic with extra details:

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 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 gum specialist in Dubai will fold back the tissue and cover the teeth, preventing bacteria to develop on the roots and turn into gingivitis and eventually into periodontitis.

You are also invited to watch the video below for a better understanding of gum diseases and available treatments in our dental clinics in Dubai

What causes gum diseases?

There are several factors that stand at the base of the gum disease evolution, and in most cases, the medication and the treatments will depend on the gravity of the discovered disease. The following factors normally develop the gum disease, whether gingivitis or periodontitis:
  • different medications or drugs prescribed for diabetes or cancer;
  • the gum tissues are affected by the smoking habits of a patient;
  • the dental diseases discovered in the family can be transmitted;
  • if good oral habits are not performed, gum diseases can easily develop.
If you would like to know more about how gum diseases appear and the reasons why they are damaging the teeth, we invite you to our gum specialist in Dubai and talk to our dentists.

Prevention of gum disease

The prevention of gum disease is quite simple and it will pretty much depend on the attention you offer for cleaning the teeth. Doctors recommend that patients should brush and floss the teeth twice per day and use mouthwash each day to eliminate bacteria from the mouth. We also remind the significance of brushing the teeth before bedtime because debris from late dinners will definitely affect the teeth and the gums in time.

Dental floss, a good friend for your teeth

The dental floss has the same importance as the toothbrush and the toothpaste because this dental product can help you properly clean the teeth and mostly between them where the bristles of the toothbrush cannot help. The market offers a wide range of dental flosses, simple, with flavors, made of silk or a particular type of plastic. Overall, cleaning the teeth with toothpaste and dental floss will help you stay away from cavities and gum diseases.

Professional treatment for bleeding gums, presented by our gum specialist in Dubai

Many people are diagnosed with gingivitis during a normal dental visit. The condition starts out slight, so it isn't unusual for persons to be unconscious they have it former to diagnosis. 
The dentist in Dubai frequently notices irritation, bleeding and swelling while cleaning the teeth. 

During the professional washing, plaque and tarter are detached from under the gum line and from the exterior of the teeth. The dentist will inspect the placing of your teeth, jaws and dental work, like crowns and bridges, to decide if there is a procedure problem, averting you from brushing or flossing efficiently. 

If so, the dentist in Dubai will make recommendations for treatment or plans to solve this kind of problem.
Periodontal monitoring may be done to measure the penetration of your gum tissue and the dentist can determine if you have gum stagnation. This will be done again at future schedules to examine if gum health is refining or deteriorating.

Also, the dentist will explain the correct brushing and flossing procedures, in order for you to maintain a good oral health.

Home treatments for bleeding gums

With the help and guidance of our dentists in Dubai, you can also treat the bleeding gums at home. Regular and correct brushing and flossing will go a long way in improving the health of your gums.

It is recommended to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. Our Dubai dentists suggest adding a sterile mouthwash to the home care procedure.

While gingivitis is common and easily remediable, bleeding gums can lead to severe gum issues, including tooth loss. Proper oral health behaviors and regular dental visits go a long way in stopping or reversing the disorder.

The reasons why gums start to recede

The gum recession appears in time due to many factors, especially in cases where there is no suitable oral hygiene provided. Besides that, we remind the following factors that lead to gum recession:
  •     inappropriate brushing and flossing;
  •     no use of antibacterial mouthwashes;
  •     aggressive tooth brushing;
  •     development of dental plaque that leads to bleeding gums;
  •     hormonal changes;
  •     periodontal disease;
  •     tobacco.

Our Dubai dentist can explain to you the importance of proper oral health with strong teeth, in order to avoid gum recession

The treatments for receding gums

In our modern dental clinics in Dubai, we can treat gingival recession with innovative methods. For instance, the root canal treatment is used to clean the affected area, where the roots are visible. The plaque and the tartar will be eliminated and then the area will be smoothed will fluoride substances and special dental instruments. If the problem is so severe that a root canal treatment cannot be the proper treatment, the dentist in Dubai will suggest surgery to the gingival recession. This method is called flap scaling and root planning where the gum tissue is gently removed to clean the roots, and then it is folded back on the teeth, of course, under local anesthesia

Bone regeneration in case of receding gums

In a case of gum recession and periodontitis, the bone that supports the teeth is pretty much destroyed by the bacteria. Such a case needs to be strongly revised by a dentist who can offer the bone regenerating procedure, where an artificial or a natural bone and tissue can be surgically placed on the roots of the teeth. This is an important treatment with excellent results in all patients where the body does not reject the synthetic materials placed on the teeth.

Gum recession can be avoided if you pay much attention to oral hygiene, with not that aggressive brushing, but with daily cleanings without forgetting the use of the fluoride mouthwashes to prevent bacteria from developing.

How to prevent gingivitis and periodontitis

Even though the Dubai dentists inform their patients about the importance of oral hygiene and proper methods that maintain the teeth healthy, it is always a need to remind the daily habits which should be kept in our minds. Brushing and flossing the teeth at least twice per day will protect the teeth from bacteria and from dental plaque development which stands at the base of gingivitis and periodontitis. There are numerous types of toothpaste on the market, but your dentist can recommend the one that suits most of your needs. As it is known, the toothbrush must be changed once in three months, this way avoiding reintroducing the old bacteria back in the mouth. Likewise, in the same prevention category enters the periodical dental visits, once in six months to observe the status of your teeth and to eliminate any signs of gum diseases.

Dealing with periodontitis, the most severe gum disease

As it is known, the gum disease appears when the dental plaque develops on the teeth, a sticky dental film full of bacteria, and there is no sufficient oral care to protect the denture. The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis and starts with bleeding gums, soreness, and overall uncomfortable sensation. If oral hygiene doesn’t exist, and there is no treatment offered in this sense, then gingivitis turns into periodontitis, the final, and the most severe stage of the gum disease. This involves a dental plaque and tartar beneath the gums which affects the roots of the teeth. Bacteria have the full path to attack the denture and the patient can lose the teeth, can develop gum abscesses, and can deal with receding gums. In our modern dental clinics in Dubai, there are numerous patients who come when periodontitis made enough damage for which the treatment is complicated and might prolong. Dental implants in Dubai are often suggested for adults who suffered from tooth loss after dealing with periodontitis.

Dealing with acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

Another complication of the gum disease is the ANUG or acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. This is also called by the Dubai dentists one of the seven kinds or periodontitis which involves gingival pain, bleeding gums, ulceration of the interdental papillae, and of course overall severe pain. If you deal with bleeding gums, abscess, and any other sensation that might seem inappropriate, it is strongly recommended to see the dentist as soon as possible. After a complete dental check-up, the dentist in Dubai can offer the needed treatment, starting with root scaling and planning. It is highly important to prevent the recurrence of gum disease, and this is part of the dentists’ job.

Other complication you need to know

According to several studies, gum diseases left untreated may lead to lung infections, premature labor in pregnant women, cardiovascular disease, and even osteoporosis in elderly people. Please keep in mind that good and proper oral hygiene as a daily habit will keep you away from developing gum diseases or related complications. Visit your dentist from time to time and protect the health of your denture as much as possible.
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.