Gums Treatment & Periodontics
Treatment of Gum and Gum Dieases
Deep Clean. Gingivectomy. Crown Length. Gum & Bone Grafts.
Periodontic dentistry treats gum problems or periodontal diseases. If periodontal disease such as gingivitis is left untreated, this can lead to periodontitis that can cause tooth loss, gum recession and mouth odor.
Gum treatments under peridontics include:
Gum cleaning to prevent and treat gum inflammation
Removal of excessive gums
Shaping of gums to achieve consist crown height
Adding gums to cover thin gums
Adding of bone to cover deep pockets or prior to implant placement
Deep clean and root plan are a gum procedures that clean and helps rid of inflammation of gum and supporting structures of the teeth. Gum cleaning treatment is commonly use to treat gingivitis and periodontitis.
Periodontal bacteria are naturally present in the mouth. However if bacteria in gums thrive and multiply in large numbers, they produce harmful by-products. This stimulate your body’s defensive inflammatory response in the gums. Chronic inflammation causes bone loss and gum recession.
If you have prior periodontal disease or have a higher tendency of developing gingivitis, visit your periondontist at least every 6 months to consistently check that your gums are kept healthy.
Gingivectomy may be done in order to heal help reverse periodontal disease or to correct a gum condition involving the structures around the teeth for improved aesthetics. The procedure removes a portion of gingiva (gum) from in and around a tooth contours the gumline to obtain a more symmetrical overall appearance.
“Gummy smile” whereby some people have a lot of gum tissue around their upper teeth may be treated using gingivectomy.
Crown lengthening is usually performed to change the length or dimension of front teeth in optimizing the esthetic outcome of treatment before crown or veneers restorations. Your dentist may need to expose more of the tooth.
Gum surgeries are normally treated with a conventional surgical scalpel for controlled results. After the procedure is completed, a surgical dressing is placed and left in place for about a week before your peridontist arranges a return visit to re-check gum healing.
Gingival graft aims to prevent further recession and in certain cases cover existing recession. Successful gingival grafting will require constant monitoring, progress checks as well as oral discipline and co-ordination on the part of the patient.
Bonegrafting Involves placing bone materials in treating deep pockets in gingiva or creating bone density during dental implant treatment.