When plaque and calculus build up on your teeth, bacteria can get trapped, resulting in gum disease. For mild cases, improving your oral hygiene routine and coming for regular scaling and polishing can help to alleviate the condition. However, if your condition is severe, your dentist may suggest gum treatment or even gum surgery.
Gum infection (periodontitis) causes a pocket to form between the roots’ surface and the gums. Plaque and calculus get stuck inside these pockets, causing further infection and gum loss.
Healthy gums should be pink and firm. If you have gum disease, you may notice the following signs instead:
Sometimes, gum disease may not present with noticeable symptoms. During your regular dental check-ups, your dentist will examine your gums more thoroughly for any signs of gum disease. To ensure your gums are healthy, come down to your nearest Advanced Dental clinic in Singapore for a check-up today!
Healthy gums begin with healthy habits at home! Here are some tips you can follow to keep your gums in the pink of health.
On top of these daily habits, you should also visit your dentist every 6 months for a routine check-up and cleaning.
Strong teeth are built on strong gums. Periodontal disease infects the gum causing inflammation, redness, swelling and loss of bone around surrounding teeth. There are several types of gum surgery, depending on the severity of your gum disease and the damage done. Here are the types of gum surgery:
For many, dental procedures have always been associated with pain. Pain is one of the main reasons why many patients avoid going to the dentist. At Advanced Dental, our dental experts are equipped to provide a pain-free experience with various anaesthetic options.
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