How often do you think about the health of your gums? Most people assume their gums are healthy and spend time on more pressing problems. Healthy gums are the foundation for strong and healthy teeth. The gums are made of a soft skin designed to cover the bones and teeth. This tissue forms a tight seal around the teeth to support the bones and provide a barrier to bacteria.
Periodontal means ‘around the tooth’. Periodontal disease attacks the bones that support the teeth as well as the gums. Plaque is a sticky film on the tooth made up of food debris, bacteria, and saliva. If plaque is not removed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they start destroying the gums and bone. Periodontal disease is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. A number of people suffering from periodontal disease are not even aware of it! This is because the disease is usually painless in the early stages.
Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease:
How to get rid of gum disease??
The least expensive and least painful way to deal with gum disease is Prevention. The key to preventing gum disease is simply maintaining good oral hygiene and includes:
Periodontal Treatment Modalities
Root planing is nothing but ‘deep scaling’ of the involved roots of the teeth. Your gums will be anesthetized with the help of a local anesthetic solution after which the root surfaces of the teeth will be thoroughly planed. This procedure ensures the removal of all infected tissues facilitating better periodontal health of the involved teeth. This procedure is usually provided to people with advanced gum disease as a tool for managing the problem, and it may be required on multiple appointments depending upon the severity of the patient’s periodontal status
Flap surgeries are done on patients with advanced periodontal diseases. Patients with severely swollen gums, mild to moderate bone loss around teeth and enlarged gums are candidates for flap surgeries.
Flap surgeries help in preserving your periodontally weak teeth from extraction. We educate, motivate and advise our patients to preserve their natural teeth rather than extracting them and replacing with artificial teeth.
Not only is periodontal disease the number one reason for tooth loss, research suggests that there could be a link between periodontal disease and other diseases such as, stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy.
Researchers are determining if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease affect these systemic diseases and conditions. Smoking also increases the risk of periodontal disease. Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular visits to the dentist can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease.
Why would you want to be a periodontally compromised patient? Visit us and feel the magic of our periodontal therapies
Your jaw bone is what supports your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, periodontal disease can eat away at your jaw bone giving it a “depressed” or shrunken appearance in places. In many cases, this lost bone can be partially grown back using various bone grafting technique
RECONTOURING OF THE GUMS
Sometimes the natural contours of the gums are uneven and unsymmetrical producing an unaesthetic smile. Also following the completion of orthodontic treatment, most patients would require gum recountouring. Such gums are recontoured to make them look more pleasing and aesthetic.
DEPIGMENTATION OF GUMS
Black and brown pigments are occasionally present on gums. Such pigments are removed to produce natural and pink aesthetic gums.
Provides more tooth for your crown ensuring a more stable crown with less gum irritation afterwards. Also, if you have a “gummy” smile or uneven gum line, crown lengthening can help your teeth to look longer and more even.
The removal of one of the folds of tissue or muscle connecting the lips cheek or tongue to the jawbone.
Visit Remi Dental regularly, as advised for a Scaling/Cleaning appointments. Need for further treatment depends upon the progress of the gum disease. At Remi Dental, we are committed to the highest level of periodontal excellence.