Periodontist in Dubai

Updated on Monday 24th August 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.  

Periodontology is the specialty of dentistry that studies the functional system of hard and soft tissues that support the teeth and preserve their position in the jaw. This system, called periodontium, carries certain crucial functions, like steadily attaching the teeth to the jaw, acting as a shock absorber when biting and chewing, and keeping the teeth in a steady position on the jaws for an efficient and comfortable function while chewing. Our periodontists in Dubai are at your disposal with information about the dental treatments one can receive in our dental clinics.
 

Components of the periodontium

 
The periodontium is composed of several structures which function collectively. These structures are:
  • the tooth socket: the bony pouch in the superior or lower jawbone in which the tooth is located; 
  • a layer of cementum (a natural mineralized tissue covering the anatomic root of the tooth): under the gums, the supporting roots of the teeth lengthen down into the tooth socket, being covered by such a layer;
  • periodontal ligament: a complex array of small fibers that extend between the root cementum and the bony socket, holding together the tooth. 

Because the various components of the periodontium are created from living tissues, they adapt to the changes in our mouths in time, subtly altering the shape and thickness that maintain a stable position of the teeth. Here is an infographic with extra details:
 
 

Periodontal treatments and procedures, presented by our periodontist in Dubai


Periodontists are dentists in Dubai who are specialized in treating periodontal diseases. They undertake up to three supplementary years of specialized instruction in periodontal disease treatments in non-surgical cures, as well as periodontal plastic surgery operations. Periodontists are also specialists in restoring missing teeth with dental implants.

The periodontology treatments and procedures in Dubai that we offer are the following:

• non-surgical treatments: non-invasive and cost-effective. These treatments include: scaling and root planing (a cautious cleaning of the root surfaces to eliminate plaque and tartar from profound periodontal pockets and to flat root to eradicate bacterial toxins) and tray delivery systems: custom-fit trays fabricated from impressions of the patient’s mouth.
• gum graft surgeries: gum grafts can be utilized to cover the roots or enlarge gum tissue where it is lacking because of excessive gingival recession;
• laser treatments: modern studies have demonstrated that laser treatments confer similar results to other treatment options, including scaling and root planing.
• regenerative procedures: these are operations performed in our dental clinics in Dubai which regenerate lost bone and tissue which support the teeth, reversing some of the damages caused by the periodontal disease;
• dental crown lengthening: during this type of procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is redesigned in order to render more of the natural tooth;
dental implants: artificial teeth which are situated into the jaw to hold replacement teeth or bridges. There are two types of dental implants:

    1.  endosteal (in the bone): the most commonly used. Different types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically inserted into the bone; 
    2.  subperiosteal (on the bone): inserted on top of the jaw with the posts of the metal framework obtruding through the gum in order to hold the prosthesis.

• pocket reduction procedures: in such procedures, the dentists in Dubai fold back the gum tissue and eliminate the bacteria that cause the disease. 
• plastic surgery procedures: we can help with issues like a gummy smile or uneven gum line, long teeth, or exposed roots and indentations in the gums and jawbone. 

We also invite you to watch the video below which offers complete information about periodontology in Dubai and about the dental treatments you can receive from our periodontist in Dubai:

  


Non-surgical periodontitis treatment


Our periodontist in Dubai will recommend, first of all, a non-surgical treatment, if the case requires it, and the first step in treating periodontitis is a conventional, non-surgical therapy called scaling and root planning (SRP).

The dentist in Dubai provides this treatment by scraping and eliminating the plaque and tartar off of the teeth and root exteriors by scaling and then leveling any bumpiness on the roots to stop bacteria from collecting over again. After this procedure, the gums will patch up and reattach to the healthy, clean exteriors of the teeth. In only a few weeks, the periodontist in Dubai will evaluate the healing process and decide if further treatment is required.
 

Pocket reduction procedure

 
After scaling and root planning, if the gum soft tissue is not fitting closely around the tooth and you can't keep the deep pocket area hygienic, you may be a patient that needs a periodontal pocket reduction or even flap surgery. By folding back the gum tissue, the periodontist in Dubai will eliminate infectious bacteria and smooth areas of injured bone, letting the gum tissue to reattach to the healthy bone.
 

Gum grafts


Unprotected roots due to gum stagnation can be enclosed with gum implants, wherein gum soft tissue is taken from your palate or from another source and used to seal-off the roots of one or even more teeth. Covering unprotected roots helps diminish sensitivity and protects the roots from deterioration while stopping further bone loss and gum recession.
 

Periodontal preservation


The periodontist in Dubai will always remind their patients with periodontitis the importance of proper oral care and also to understand and apply correct brushing and flossing methods at home. In addition to not smoking, which constrains the healing progression, your dentist in Dubai will also recommend regular check-ups and cleaning schedules.
 

Dental implants for patients with periodontitis


There are numerous cases where patients come to the periodontist in Dubai when there is nothing left to do in order to treat periodontitis. Even though it is not recommended to stay that long with such gum disease, there is a chance of eliminating any sign of periodontitis, but with additional costs, meaning that a patient can lose a tooth or more. When this happens, the patient already received scaling and root planning, and a periodontal pocket reduction, but without saving the damaged tooth. The dentist will then offer a suitable and recommended solution in such cases: eliminate the problematic tooth and offer dental implants.

As soon as the tooth extraction took place, you can be a good candidate for dental implants in Dubai. This means that your denture and its functions can be restored with the help of an artificial tooth as soon as the gums have been treated correctly and the periodontitis has been eliminated. Patients can receive mini dental implants for the front teeth, endosteal (lower jawbone) or subperiosteal (upper jawbone) dental implants, and repair the denture in a suitable and efficient manner. We remind that the dental implants can replace a single tooth or several teeth, and are recommended even for patients over 50, or for persons with osteoporosis or chronic illnesses, of course, once the medical record has been appropriately examined.
 

Laser treatments in Dubai


As part of periodontology, the laser treatments are widely used in dentistry, with no exception in our dental clinics in Dubai. Treating gum diseases with laser procedures has proven successful in the past decade. The laser periodontal therapy is suggested for patients with periodontitis or periodontal gum disease, one of the most severe dental problem that affects numerous individuals. A poor oral hygiene, using particular medications or having diabetes are the main causes why periodontitis develops. 

Luckily, besides the well-known scaling and root planing procedure, our periodontist in Dubai can offer a successful alternative with the help of the laser procedure. This involves the dental laser which is used to remove the swollen gum tissue in order to clean the roots of the teeth and eliminate the dental plaque and bacteria. It is important to understand that any sign of toxins and microbes must be removed for good, letting no space for future developments and issues. The laser therapy is accurate, less invasive, and allows patients to recover in a fast manner compared to those who have received surgical interventions.
 

The importance of periodontology 


Our periodontists in Dubai may perform varied treatments related to this branch of dentistry, but they can also suggest patients dental implants in Dubai. Besides that, a periodontist who evaluates a patient’s mouth can detect if he or she develops other disorders by only seeing and analyzing the status of the teeth and gums. It is a recognized fact that the general health is in solid bond with the denture of a person, and the mouth is considered the mirror that offers details about the overall well-being of someone. It is advisable to see your periodontist in Dubai once in six months and to solve any dental problem before it gets worse. In this matter, a complete dental check-up will reveal any signs of problems.


Situations in which you need periodontal surgery


Untreated dental problems may damage the gum tissue and also the bone supporting the tooth. In this stage, the periodontist in Dubai will have to perform periodontal surgery to regenerate the damaged part of the bone and the supporting gum tissue. If the case requires, the dentist will place bone grafts in order to restore and build up the tooth support. If a patient suffers from tooth decay, if the teeth are underneath the gum line or if there is not enough tooth structure for placing a dental bridge or crown, the periodontist in Dubai will definitely choose the periodontal surgery procedure, in order to adjust the gum tissue and the bone level. This procedure implies the reshape of the gum tissue and bone, in order to have adequate tooth structure, for easy access to the following stage of the restoration.

Aggressive tooth brushing and periodontal disease may affect the smile, due to gum recession.  This is a strong reason why dentists choose periodontal surgery for patients with these kinds of problems. The soft tissue graft technique will fix the deficiency and will help prevent further gum recession
 

Facts about periodontal surgery 


Periodontal surgery or gingivectomy was developed by a Hungarian dentist in 1862. The flap procedure is also his innovation, and it is a technique that stands to many surgical procedures nowadays. The advanced and accurate surgical procedures nowadays let the periodontal dentist to renew and reconstruct lost or missing gum tissues. Modern procedures do not cause pain, and are made under local anesthesia, in our high-standard dental clinics in Dubai.
 

Non-surgical treatments for periodontitis 


Periodontitis refers to a bad gingivitis, where microbial plaque still remains on teeth, without having been removed on a simple, yet necessary dental visit. Many patients are in need of periodontal surgery, in order to save what’s left of the tooth, but lots of them receive many interesting alternatives to periodontal surgery. The scaling and root planning can be a suitable option and refers to the plaque removal by scraping the exterior of the root and then leveling the gum tissue in order to stop bacteria to develop once again. Regarding the treatment after this important procedure, the periodontist in Dubai will provide you with essential information about proper washing and cleaning with special rinses. Another dental visit is required, in order to verify if the teeth are healing, or if you need a new dental procedure.

The flap surgery is another recommended alternative for patients with moderate periodontitis. This easy procedure implies minimum cuts, in order to eliminate the injured tissue. This technique comes with the gum grafting method to reattach the soft tissue to the healthy tooth rootLaser procedure can be a suitable option instead of periodontal surgery because it implies no cuts and no sutures. It is a non-invasive gum disease treatment and can be recommended to all patients that suffer from gingivitis, and can be made under local anesthesia.
 

Recovering after a periodontal treatment


Many people suffer from gum recession, a gradual and natural process in which the tissues around the teeth are slowly pulling away, due to plaque accumulation and decay. Our periodontist in Dubai can properly examine your dental history and health, in order to offer the correct treatment plan that might include surgery or simple non-surgical procedures. No matter the type of technique, it is important to offer extreme attention to future home treatments.

After dealing with a periodontal procedure, the dentist will offer a sedative, in order to relax the patient. Flossing and brushing the teeth are required after the area starts to heal. Instead of these habits, the dentist will recommend special rinses that might help the healing process. In order to avoid infection, antibiotics are also suggested. Soft foods, like cheese, red vegetables or eggs are mentioned on the list of things to eat after a periodontal procedure.


The impact of the periodontal disease on a pregnant woman


It is well-known that a woman will encounter particular hormone changes during the pregnancy period and the dental health might be affected if a suitable oral hygiene is not provided. The periodontal disease or the gingivitis appears if the tartar has not been removed from the teeth for a long time. This means red and bleeding gums and without a proper treatment, the condition can get worse and can lead to tooth loss.

Also, the periodontal disease may affect the baby’s development because the bacteria can enter into the blood. Pregnant women should know that the progesterone, the female hormone, can encourage the production of prostaglandins if a periodontal disease is involved. This bad combination leads to the inflammation of the blood vessels, redness, and sensitive gum tissues. In order to avoid the premature labor, due to the periodontal disease, our periodontist in Dubai can recommend personalized dental treatments after a proper examination of the general and dental health
 

How to treat gingivitis in a pregnancy period


Specific examinations can be made by our periodontist in Dubai and you should know that non-surgical treatments can be performed for every pregnant woman who deals with periodontal disease. The scaling and root planing are the most important dental treatments that can be received by a patient, if such problem occurs. Besides that, a proper dental hygiene is highly recommended.


The connection between periodontal disease and diabetes


Medicine nowadays is still trying to figure out why gum disease is much severe for patients with diabetes. The main conditions why periodontal disease appears at patients with such illness are:

•    if the small and thin blood vessels in the gums are injured the blood won’t flow properly to the gum tissues;
•    people with diabetes develop an insecure immune system, growing the risk of gum disease;
•    the injury healing process is reduced in diabetes, which leads to periodontal disease.

Controlling the sugar in the blood is quite difficult due to periodontal disease in a patient with diabetes, and complications may appear. As a reminder, the gum infection shows up when bacteria create a sticky plaque around the gum line and it is not removed in time. In order to avoid the inflammation of the gums or gingivitis, our periodontist in Dubai recommends periodical visits because too much plaque and tartar may pull out the teeth from their place.
 

Treatments for periodontal disease at patients with diabetes


The periodontist in Dubai needs to know your condition and the prescribed medication, in order to examine your dental health and to perform the specific dental techniques to treat gingivitis. The plaque will be removed with special dental instruments and then a home treatment or oral care will be recommended.

Brushing and flossing the teeth twice a day are still mandatory for patients with diabetes, so does the use of special mouth rinses that prevents bacteria from developing. You should consider changing the toothbrush every three months.

Our dentists in Dubai deal with numerous patients with periodontitis, but they can also provide you with essential information about how to prevent such unpleasant gum disease. We remind that you can receive dental implants in Dubai, one of the most wanted dental procedure by patients who suffered a tooth loss.
 

Put the accent on daily oral hygiene


In our modern dental clinics in Dubai, you can receive important periodontitis treatments and you can also obtain basic treatments to prevent the development of gum diseases. There are many causes why gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) turns into severe periodontitis, which needs to be considered and understood as part of periodontal disease prevention. The bacteria and the dental plaque developed at the gum line and on the teeth are signs of poor oral hygiene, which turn into gum diseases, with the possibility to lose the teeth if proper treatment is not adopted. The prevention of periodontal disease involves proper brushing and flossing the teeth with fluoride toothpaste and special mouthwash that can kill bacteria in the mouth. These habits are mandatory as part of your daily activities and can also be explained and implemented on kids’ health education, in the early years. Having healthy and strong teeth are part of our self-esteem, not to mention the importance of having good general health.
 

See the dentist for periodontitis prevention treatments in Dubai


There are numerous options on the market where you can find all kinds of toothpaste, mouthwashes based on fluoride and other ingredients that can kill the bacteria responsible for gum disease development. Besides properly cleaning the teeth, you are advised to see your Dubai dentist periodically because he is the one that can investigate your denture and offer complete information about your oral health and further prevention methods to fight decay and gum diseases. Professional cleaning of the teeth is also part of the prevention techniques related to periodontitis development. Your dental hygienist can remove the built-up dental plaque before it turns into tartar and develops into severe gum disease. The early stages of periodontitis can be prevented and treated if you see your dentist at least twice per year. Patients can also receive minor treatments for decays in the early stages.
 

If you would like to know more about the periodontology treatments and procedures in Dubai we offer, please contact us now.