Your gums are one of the most important parts of your mouth; without them you’d have no teeth to smile with! Your gums keep your teeth in place and are a great indicator of your general oral health. So, if you are experiencing issues in relation to your gums, it’s vital that you seek treatment.
Gum treatments are used to deal with several issues relating to your gums, helping to improve the health and appearance of your whole smile. If left damaged gums can result in serious complications. In the case of gum disease, undiagnosed or untreated cases will lead to gum recession which eventually result in tooth loss. The earlier an issue relating to the gums is treated, the more likely it is to be corrected. There is often no pain associated with the early and middle stages of gum disease, which means that most people leave it untreated.
Gum treatments can vary from treatments such as root scaling or planing, which helps to clean the surface of the gums that surround the teeth. However, in more serious cases, surgical treatment can be necessary. Gum grafting and pocket reduction are the two most common treatments in this situation.
In your initial appointment, we will assess the issue with your gums and work with you to decide on the best treatment to correct it. Depending on the severity of the issue, we can offer a number of non-surgical and surgical treatments.
Root scaling cleans the plaque causing the gum damage away from the area covering the root surface. This involves using a hand scaler and ultra-sonic cleaner, which use vibrations and water to clean the gums and surrounding teeth.
Gum grafting is a more invasive treatment which is used to deal more severe cases of gum disease. This involves taking healthy gum tissue from one area of the mouth and grafting it to the area where recession has taken place. It is a relatively simple procedure that is effective and made painless with the use of anaesthetics.
Pocket reduction is used when you have a build-up of bacteria underneath the gum line which promote gum disease and gum recession. The treatment involves folding back the gum line, removing the bacteria and securing the gum tissue back into place.
Benefits of Gum Treatment
Gum treatment is the most effective way to deal with damage to your gums. In most cases, damaged treated by dental treatment is caused by gum disease. If left untreated, damaged gums can lead to gum recession which ultimately ends in tooth loss. Tooth loss can cause several problems with your eating and speaking patterns, as well as having an impactive effect on your overall health.
Gum treatment is a great way to treat damaged gums and make sure that you keep your teeth and your smile!