Gum disease is also known as Gingivitis, which is a bacterial infection of the gums. Gum disease can occur when your mouth has not been cleaned properly.
At times gum disease can begin to develop without any warning signs, as there is often no indication of pain until much later on, when the disease starts to cause tooth and bone loss. When gum disease spreads to the supporting bone and has begun to destroy the tissue around your teeth, it is known as Periodontitis.
Some of the symptoms of gum disease are:
- A gum line that has pulled away from your teeth and is currently exposing the root
- Extremely bad breath
- Gums that are bleeding
- Gums that are swollen
- Gums that are red or tender
- Discharge of pus from your gums
- Teeth that are loose
It is absolutely vital to have regular dental check-ups every six months to ensure your oral health status is good.
Dental Procedures That Are Used To Treat Gum Disease
- Non-surgical procedures such as root planing and scaling
- Periodontal surgery
- Laser treatment
Pinhole Surgical Technique
The Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), is a scalpel-free, suture-free, graft-free dental procedure, which is used to treat and correct gum recession. A small hole is made by a needle and then special dental instruments are used to loosen your gum tissue and move it over the receded section of your tooth.
Due to the fact that there is no cutting and stitching involved, there is minimal to no pain, swelling, and bleeding involved post-procedure.
If you would like to book a consultation session with one of our dentists to evaluate your oral health status, kindly book an appointment online with us today or call us on +971 4 397 9522.