Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is more than teeth or gums pain – it has the potential to lead to various health complications. At American Hospital Dubai, the team of dental professionals provides personalised and comprehensive Periodontics – Gum Disease Treatment to restore your oral health.

Periodontal disease is characterised as a bacterial infection in the gums caused by poor oral hygiene. It begins with accumulation of plaque over the teeth, and if teeth are not properly brushed, the plaque hardens and transforms into a hard substance called tartar or calculus around the gum line. The calculus then irritates and inflames gums as the earliest signs of the periodontal disease, called gingivitis. As the gum disease progresses, the gradual formation of tiny pockets filled up with bacteria and tartar takes place in between gums and teeth. If left untreated, the condition worsens and ends up destroying the bone around teeth.

Causes of Periodontitis:

Dental healthcare practitioners have identified certain risk factors that can cause periodontal disease and these include:

  • Aging
  • A family history of periodontitis
  • Excessive consumption of tobacco
  • Inappropriate fitting of dental restorations
  • Poor oral hygiene and unhealthy eating choices
  • The presence of gingivitis
  • Suffering from immune system-related diseases such as diabetes or HIV-AIDS
  • Receiving chemotherapy, gingivitis treatment or taking certain medications
  • Hormonal changes occurred during pregnancy or by menopause

Everybody is vulnerable to develop periodontitis at any stage in the life, but there are several preventive measures that can lower the chances of getting the gum disease. We, at American Hospital Dubai’s multi-speciality dental healthcare facility, can elaborate further on gum disease causes and treatment for you, to help keep your teeth and gums healthy for a long time.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease:

Periodontal disease may not show any apparent symptoms in its early phase until it has progressed significantly, and may cause debilitating pain in teeth or jaw, accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Bleeding, swollen, and receding gums
  • Periodontal abscess
  • Loose teeth
  • Development or expansion of spacing between teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Persistent unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Infection containing pus around the teeth and gums
  • Red and puffy gums
  • Gums tenderness or discomfort when touched
  • Difficulty in eating or bite problem

The presence of the above symptoms suggest the need to schedule a periodontal evaluation for an effective gum disease treatment at a trusted dental-care hospital like American Hospital Dubai. The sooner the professional dental care is sought, the better the chances to reverse diseased gums and prevent further health complications.

Periodontics - Gum Disease Treatment:

Early detection of the periodontal disease can help eliminate symptoms completely, but if the condition progresses, it becomes chronic and challenging to manage. The team of Periodontics at our dental-care unit exhibit a wealth of expertise in diagnosing periodontal conditions and determining the best course of gum treatment through advanced techniques and technologies. Our team follows a conservative approach of preventive care when it comes to treating teeth and gums diseases, and offers the following gum treatment options:

  • Laser gum treatment, is a virtually painless procedure performed for the removal of infected tissue around gums.
  • Scaling and root planing, is carried out to eliminate the hardened calculus from the roots and smoothing out the rough edges of the gum pockets.
  • Gum graft, is recommended when bone and gum tissues have been damaged by periodontitis, and require a guided tissue-regeneration to function again. The procedure involves the introduction of regenerative substances into the mouth that aids the body to naturally reconstruct gums onto the exposed roots.
  • Bone graft, is indicated when the jaw is worn away from the untreated periodontal disease. The procedure uses a bone from another part of the body or from another donor to build up the jaw.
  • Dental implant surgery, is performed to replace diseased or missing teeth with artificial metal posts.

Book an Appointment:

We have the industry’s leading Periodontal Disease Specialists on our team at American Hospital Dubai, who are committed to optimising the health of teeth and gums, restoring the ability to eat, and speak, and improving the natural smile. In our technologically-advanced dental care center, we use the latest dentistry techniques and technologies to determine personalized care and comprehensive Periodontics - Gum Disease Treatment that resonates with the unique needs of every patient.

To learn more about how the gum Specialist can help address your periodontal disease with an effective gum treatment, schedule a visit today by booking online.

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