Advanced Gum Treatment in Mumbai
WHAT IS GUM DISEASE
Most forms of gum disease involve the infection and erosion of gums. In some cases, it spreads below the gums to infect the bone that supports the teeth. Gum disease is seen in various stages, from a mild condition (Gingivitis) that is easily reversible to severe forms (Periodontitis) that requires more comprehensive treatment.
WHY YOU SHOULD TREAT GUM DISEASE IMMEDIATELY
Signs of gum disease can be seen in certain regions or across the entire gums. These include:
- Red gums
- Swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Painful gums
- Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, making them appear longer than before.
- Loose or shaking teeth
- Pus in the gums
- Bad breath which is persistent
Like most dental diseases, gum disease is a progressive disease. In the initial stages, the infection is limited to the gums. If left untreated, this gradually spreads to the bone supporting teeth and starts eroding them. Eventually, the teeth lose their vital bone supporting the teeth and start shaking. At this stage, one may experience difficulty in performing simple tasks like chewing due to loose teeth, and also suffer from persistent bad breath.
Therefore, the earlier the treatment is sought, the lesser the damage done.
HOW DO YOU TREAT GUM DISEASE?
Various treatment procedures include:
Scaling and Polishing
Root planning or Curettage
Gingival Grafts (Periodontal Plastic Surgery)
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Periodontal infection is usually painless until it reaches an advanced stage. However, there are some symptoms that can indicate the presence of periodontal infection.
These may include:
- Red or swollen gums
- Bleeding when brushing (pink toothbrush), or at other times
- Aching, itchy, sore or tender gums
- Receding gums (teeth beginning to look longer)
- Pus between your teeth and gums when you press down on the gums
- Bad breath
- Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- Any change in the fit of partial dentures
- Loose, separating or protruding teeth
- Spaces between teeth