PERIODONTICS (GUM DISEASES)

Peridontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth.

We offer the following periodontal procedures at our clinic

  • laser dentistry: laser periodontal or gum care- the latest technology to treat the gum disease.
  • Crown lengthening Soft tissue graft (gum grafting)
  • Osseous surgery
  • bone regeneration
  • Flap Surgery
  • Gingivectomy
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Bone Graft
  • Gingivoplasty
  • 10.Bite correction

Non Surgical therapy periodontal procedures

  • Scaling
  • Root Planing
  • Periodonatl scaling
  • Antibiotics
  • Bite correction
  • Splinting

Bleeding gums – causes and treatment

What do bleeding gums mean?

Whenever you are consuming food, food is forced between your teeth. Occasionally the food between your teeth is big enough to feel but many times it is not ,this food will either be removed by flossing or brushing or it will stick whether it is getting a good environment ,it breaks in to bacteria and acids. These bacteria cause gum disease or bleeding gums.

Spitting blood when you brush your teeth is not natural. It could be an early sign of gum disease and can be an initial stop on the trip to tooth loss. If you see blood in the sink when you brush occasionally or everyday, you should never overlook it and rather take effort into how to stop oozing gums.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

First stage is gingivitis; it is identified by gingival inflammation/swelling in gums caused by bacteria. Gums become red, swollen forming blood bumps inside the pockets of gum tissue.surrounding your teeth. These blood bumps on brushing and flossing burst out and blood moves to the top of gingival which is very obviuos and we can see it and you may have a bad breath.

If gingivitis is not treated, a second stage or condition called periodontitis develops. This infects the tissues that support teeth and hold them in place. If it is not cured the bone in your jaw can get deteriorated. Small spaces can open between gums and teeth; teeth become free and may finally fall out.

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CAUSES OF BLEEDING GUMS

  • • Abscessed tooth
  • • Gum disease
  • • Improper brushing and flossing
  • • Haemophilia
  • • HIV
  • • ITP
  • • Leukaemia
  • • Poor oral hygiene
  • • Smoking
  • • Poor nutrition
  • • Pregnancy
  • • Yellow fever
  • • Dentures that don’t fit.

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HOW TO KEEP GUMS AND TEETH HEALTHY

  • • Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride tooth paste
  • • Flossing frequently to remove plaque between the teeth
  • • Vesting the dentist habitually for a check up and professional cleaning for at least every 6 months
  • • Discontinuing smoking
  • • Rinse with salt water eat a balanced diet and avoid snacking between meals
  • • Try an oral irrigation device to clear debris from the gum line

SEEING YOUR DENTIST

  • • You should make an appointment and visit your dentist if your gums are burning, painful, swollen or if they bleed when you brush your teeth
  • • Dentist carries out an elaborate dental examination to check the condition of your gum. This involves inserting a fine metal stick with a curve bend in one end (perio.probe) besides each tooth.
  • • Dentist also takes some xrays to inspect the health of your teeth and jaw bone.

PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

  • • Mild cases of gum disease can be usually treated or you can say it is reversible by sustaining a good level of oral hygiene like brushing and flossing.
  • • Acute gum disease require more comprehensive treatment .: in this deep pockets between tissue and bone ,these pockets get easily infected and without eliminating the infection it can vertibly spread through your jaw, eventually ,acing its way to eyes and brain, in more worse cases can lead to blindness and even death.
  • • Conventionally dentists recommend gum surgery/flap surgery to eliminate the infection, but unhappily that normally involves a equitably invasive procedure including slicing, sutures and along debilitating recovery time.
  • • However, a new LASER TECHNOLOGY called PERIO LASE may offer a high grade alternative without invasiveness of surgery. Rather it inserts a tiny laser fibber approx. Thickness of 3 hairs (200µm) between teeth and gums to clear away the infection

BENEFITS OF LASER THERAPY

  • • NO CUTTING –pergolas doesn’t cut into your gums like surgery, which also discards the need for sutures.
  • • LESS DISCOMFITURE-periolase is far less painful during and after the procedure than surgery. The procedure is so non-invasive that it only requires local anaesthesia.
  • • SHORTER PROCEDURE-pergolas takes only 2 hr visits for treatment nod two follow up visits.
  • • BETTER RESULTS-laser has got lifelong results.
  • • FEW DIET INSTRUCTIONS-a dentist may recommend a soft diet for few days.
  • • SHORT RECPVERY TIME-recovery after a gum surgery may take2-4 weeks, but periolase recovery time is less than 24 hrs.
  • • SAFE FOR ALL PATIENTS-periolase is safe for all types of patients with some health issues like HIV, haemophilia or patients taking aspirin etc.
  • • With that in mind we will present some periodontal treatment outcomes in which standard periodontal techniques are incorporated with laser light to constraint chronic periodontitis or bone loss.