Gum problems are as prevalent as tooth decay. Good gum health ensures a sound foundation for teeth to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile. Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that relates to maintaining healthy gums. A simple procedure like teeth cleaning (scaling) can do miracles for gum health.
Regular dental follow-ups and oral prophylaxis (scaling and polishing) are recommended. This is done using ultrasonics to remove plaque and tartar (hard deposits, stains, and soft deposits).
Teeth cleaning should ideally be done twice a year to maintain gums in good health.
Laser Periodontal Therapy: LANAP procedure has gained a lot of popularity in western countries. LANAP combines the proven methods of traditional gum surgery with the precision and benefits of laser dentistry. In addition to the additional comfort and less recovery time it provides to patients, it saves gum tissue that otherwise would be removed to treat the disease. Treatment is almost painless and guarantees long-lasting results.
Cosmetic Gum Surgery: This is done as an adjunct to aesthetic dentistry. It can be done to increase the crown length.
Curettage: This is done for minor inflammation of gums.
Flap Surgery: This is done when the disease progresses from the gums and involves the bones as well. The condition is commonly known as pyorrhoea and the symptoms include bleeding gums, bad breath, mobile teeth, spacing between teeth or loss of teeth.