Gum Treatment & Surgery
Gum treatment is the treatment of active gum and jaw bone disease. Gum disease treatment can slow or stop the progression of gum disease. Since there are different stages of gum disease (from gingivitis to advanced periodontitis), there are different levels of treatment.
Gum treatment consists of one or more of the following procedures, depending on the individual case:
Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and Root Planing is a common non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease. Every patient who visits our centre has some kind of deposit on the teeth called tartar or calculus. By using latest Ultrasonic Scalers, these scales are removed painlessly from the teeth and root surfaces. This simple procedure removes bacteria and infection from the unhealthy deep pockets around the teeth thus making the gums healthy again. This procedure is often completed in one or two visits and if performed at regular intervals, helps in retaining the teeth for the life time.
First the tooth is Scaled to remove the plaque and tartar that has accumulated on the tooth with ultrasonic piezoelectric scalers.
Then the root Planing is done to eliminate any rough areas on the root that can easily trap plaque and bacteria.
A smooth clean root provides a healthy environment to allow the gums to heal naturally and reattach to the tooth. This will create a reduced pocket, therefore eliminating areas for bacteria to hide and cause further disease.
Scaling and Root Planing combined with a strict home care and routine checkups will increase your chances of keeping your natural smile.
Gingivectomy and Flap Surgery
When the patient approches us late and the gum disease has progressed further to form pockets in the gums and gums have either swollen or receded, then scaling alone is not helpful. In such cases we perform gum surgical procedures such as Gingivectomy and Flap Surgeries to restore the the gum health. In some procedures where deep infrabony pockets with severe bone loss is present we perform Bone Augmention Procedures.