Healthy gums for healthy teeth
Gums are as important to your oral hygiene and a healthy smile, as your teeth. Periodontics deals with the care of the tissues that surround the teeth. It encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum diseases that can affect the health of your mouth.
What is gum disease?
Our mouths are hotbeds for bacteria which can lead to infection of your gums. These bacteria can form a layer over the teeth called plaque. Although brushing and flossing can remove plaque to a large extent, some of it hardens to form a substance called tartar that can be removed only through professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist.
If tartar and plaque are not removed in time, the bacteria can cause an inflammation of the gums called Gingivitis. Gingivitis can be treated with regular visits to the dentists and proper brushing and flossing. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a more severe condition called Periodontitis, where the infection spreads below the gum line and eventually lead to the bone and resulting in tooth loss.
How to treat gum disease?
Gum disease can be treated in many ways, both surgically and non-surgically. The non-surgical methods include professional deep cleaning, scaling and root planing. Antibiotic medications can also be prescribed to fight the infection. Surgical treatment includes flap surgery, bone and tissue grafts, tissue regeneration and bone surgery
Why choose us?
Dr. Paul’s Dental Clinic is a specialist in Periodontal diseases. No matter what the extent or stage of your gum problem, our experienced periodontists will create a treatment plan that is best suited for your situation. Call us today to find out more about our Periodontic treatments or to book an appointment.
Meet our Specialist
DR SATHYAPRIYA SURENDAR
Profile: Dr. Sathya has a special interest in cosmetic surgical procedures, correction of a gummy smile, de-pigmentation of gums and covering the exposed roots using gums. She employs the latest methods of using laser to treat gum problems, ensuring more comfort, minimal bleeding and quick healing.
Qualification: BDS, MDS
Years of practice: 12 years