Gingival Treatments

How do healthy gums look?

Should be light-pink colored

Should not be bleeding

Should not be swollen

Why do gingival diseases occur?

It can be observed that there is an accumulated bacterial plaque on the surface of the teeth in any individual. If they are not to be removed via a dental plaque toothbrush and dental floss, they will accumulate and morph into tartars by hardening through time. Avoiding to scale them timely may result in osteolysis and gingival diseases in the future.

Is there a correlation between gingival diseases and our general health?

Mouth is an indicator of general health of the body. Some systemic diseases significantly effect periodontal tissues. For instance, uncontrolled diabetes increases the severeness of gingival diseases and loss of teeth. Among these patients, treatment of periodontal therapy has a positive effect on the course of diabetes. Moreover, gingival diseases threaten our general health as well. It has been proven that heart attack ratio can be observed more frequently in patients who suffer from oral infections compared to the ones who do not. Furthermore, gingival diseases may give rise to problems such as, preterm labor and low birth weight in pregnancy.

How can periodontal diseases be cured?

At the initial phase of treatment, tartar and plaques on the surface of the teeth are removed with special equipment. In order this treatment to succeed, it is explained to you how to clean the plaque properly, that leads to the gingival disease, by brushing and flossing. In simple gingivitis this procedure may be solely adequate. To cure the spaces “gingival pockets” which have been formed between the tooth and the gum as a result of bone losses led by severe infections; periodontal surgical operations are carried out. Swollen gums can be removed by seamless reattachment and without bleeding with the help of technological devices like laser. In response to these treatments, patients are called to examinations. In each examination, patient is evaluated on his/her behavior of following the rules, such as brushing and oral hygiene. In order gingival treatments to succeed, it is essential for a patient to be willing and responsive.