GUM THERAPIES- SCALING & SURGERIES
Periodontal (Gum) disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It is one of the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is caused by a sticky layer of bacteria (plaque) that forms on the teeth. In the initial stage of disease, the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily.
It can be treated by Oral Prophylaxis/Scaling and root planning (removal of plaque and calculus/ tartar that attach to the tooth surfaces, especially below the gum line). In the advanced stages, the tooth supporting gums and bone become seriously damaged. We may require to place bone graft or to perform a bone surgery to save the teeth. The teeth may become loose, fall out or have to be removed by a dentist.
The most common reason for bleeding gums is deposition of Plaque, Tartar/calculus between the gums & teeth. The initial treatment for gum problems is scaling (cleaning) and polishing in which the stains & all deposits are removed from the teeth & also between the gums & teeth using ultrasonic Scaling Device. This device if used properly doesn’t damage the enamel of the tooth.