Gum Whitening & Gum Depigmentation Treatment in Dubai
Periodontology is the field of dentistry, which involves the treatment of diseases of the tissues surrounding the teeth.
The most common contributing factors in periodontology are the inflammation of gums (gingivitis) and inflammation of the area surrounding the root of the tooth (periodontitis). Furthermore, periodontal diseases have long been a reason for tooth loss if left untreated, and can also cause the gums to become darker in color.
Periodontists are specialist dentists who are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periodontal diseases. The lack of knowledge and the painless progression of the disease are the common factors, which leave patients unaware
Visiting the dentists regularly can help patients detect the early warning signs and therefore avoid severe periodontal diseases. Early symptoms for periodontal diseases include bleeding, swelling of gums, receding gum lines, appearance of pus between teeth and gums, change in bite and bad breath. Tooth loss may be a potential symptom of an underlying periodontal disease or any other oral condition.
Therefore, depending on the state of the periodontal disease and degree of severity, there are number of treatment options available both invasive and non-invasive. Non-surgical treatments are applicable to patients with mild progression and as an initial step to preventing or treating the periodontal disease. Some of the most common treatments include scaling and root planning, tissue regeneration and flap surgery.
Daily brushing, flossing and scheduling regular hygiene and dental visits twice a year are great lifestyle habits that to reduce or diagnose and treat periodontal diseases.
Gum disease is an oral health condition wherein the gum line is inflamed or infected, and if untreated for a prolonged period, can affect the bone surrounding and supporting the teeth.
How is gum treatment performed?
Controlling and containing the infection are the prime objectives of a treatment. Depending on the severity of the case, treatment types and frequency may vary. However, regardless of the complexity of the infection, a patient is required to perform proper daily care at home on a regular basis. It may also require the patient to make lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, to aid the treatment.
This method involves the removal of plaque with the use of a deep-cleaning treatment named scaling and root planning. Scaling involves scraping off the tartar that has accumulated on the surface from above and below the gum line. Root planing, on the other hand, smooths the rough spots on the tooth root, which can serve as a potential breeding ground of germs. This helps in the elimination of the bacteria that help spread the disease. Based on the discretion of the specialist, laser treatment may also be used to eliminate plaque and tartar. With this innovative procedure, the patient can experience less swelling and bleeding, as well as minimized discomfort compared with traditional treatment methods.
A period of observation is set following the treatment to determine if inflammation and deep pockets remain after. Based on the findings of the specialist, flap surgery may be performed to eliminate the tartar deposits in the deep pockets or reduce the periodontal pocket for easier cleaning. This is performed by lifting the gums and scraping the tartar underneath. Afterwards, the gums are sutured together to accelerate the healing process and make for a tighter fit around the tooth.
Another treatment that may be suggested by our periodontist is a bone and tissue graft. This procedure is performed to introduce the regeneration of bone or gum tissue that has been lost to periodontitis. Bone grafting involves the placement of natural or synthetic bone in the area that has suffered bone loss to encourage bone growth. In conjunction with this, tissue grafting can also be performed to introduce tissue regeneration to the target area. This is performed with a small mesh-like material placed between bone and gum tissue to maintain a controlled growth for both. In some cases, growth factors are also used to accelerate the regrowth process. If necessary, soft tissue graft is also performed using synthetic material or natural tissue acquired from the same cavity to cover any exposed tooth roots.
As is the case in every treatment, the quality of results will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the severity of the disease, the home oral care habits of the patient, and other risk factors such as smoking.
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