Periodontitis Treatments in Dubai
Updated on Tuesday 07th November 2017
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Periodontitis is a severe dental problem which affects the gums and the teeth. If the first stage of the gum disease is not that severe but subject to dental treatment, periodontitis might lead to tooth loss if not treated in time and properly. With varied dental treatments available in our modern dental clinics in Dubai, the patients can get rid of periodontitis and establish the main properties of the denture without worrying about other issues. In this matter, our dentists in Dubai can provide you with complete information before a periodontitis treatment is applied.
Gingivitis transformed into periodontitis
The gum disease starts with gingivitis which is the first stage that shows you have gum problems. Gingivitis is the cause of bleeding, swollen and red gums affected by bacteria and microbes. In other words, the accumulation of the bacterial plaque attacks the gum tissue and also the teeth. The Dubai dentist recommends all patients to consider the first signs of gingivitis and think of a dental check-up as soon as possible, in order to receive appropriate treatments. If not, and left untreated, the gingivitis will transform into a more severe gum disease named periodontitis.
Non-surgical periodontitis treatment
Our dentists 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 dentist 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 dentists in Dubai will eliminate infectious bacteria and smooth areas of injured bone, letting the gum tissue to reattach to the healthy bone.
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.
The dentists in Dubai will always remind their patients with periodontitis the importance of a 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 dentist 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.
For any other information regarding periodontitis treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of dentists in Dubai.