Periodontal disease (diseases of the Gums) is a bacterial infection of the gums and tissues that support your teeth. It is caused most often by the build-up of plaque and tartar when teeth are not routinely brushed and flossed. Other contributors to this disease include medical issues such as diabetes and consuming too much sugary food or drinks.
There are two major stages of periodontal disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis affects only the gums. It is a mild form of periodontal disease, and if properly treated may be reversed. Left untreated, gingivitis turns into periodontitis. During this more destructive disease stage, bacteria penetrate into the deeper pockets of tissue where bone and membrane support your teeth. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and serious health problems. and it ca be cured by the process of Gum Related Therapy.
You may be at risk for periodontal disease if you
Do not practice good oral hygiene
Smoke or chew tobacco
Have heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease or osteoporosis
Have a family member diagnosed with periodontal disease
Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Periodontal disease is considered “silent” because pain does not always accompany its warning signs. See your Dentist if you experience:
Loose or separating teeth
A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
Bridges or partial dentures that no longer fit properly
Fillings that have become defective
Recurring redness, puffiness, tenderness, or swelling of your gums
Bleeding of gums while brushing teeth, using dental floss, or biting into hard food (like an apple)
Gums that are pulling away (receding) from your teeth, causing them to look longer
Persistent bad breath
Persistent metal taste in your mouth
If you are suffering with any of these signs you need to have a consultation with a dentist followed by a treatment with a Periodontist Flap Surgery and curettage are some of the common treatment modalities to treat gum diseases which are commonly done by a Periodontist. The Flap surgery (Gum Related Therapy) will remove all off the infected gums and restores back to normal health.
All our surgeries are furnished with state of the art equipement and maintained at the highest standards.
Most of our treatments are coverd by a long term guarantee which will be discussed with you before begining treatment.