Gum infection is very common. It is one of the most serious of all oral infections as it slowly destroys the bone around the tooth. It is also the most easily prevented with the right care.
Gums are referred to the pink tissue that surrounds the teeth. when seen in cross-section it comprises of the gingiva and the bone.
The most important aspect in the understanding of gum disease is the underlying bone( called alveolar bone ).
Treatment of gum disease differs widely and is not simple and straightforward. Gum disease can be of varying severity and depending on the severity of the disease the treatment is prepared. The best treatment for gum disease requires us to first evaluate the severity. The severity of the gum disease can only be assessed with the help of a Radiograph or an OPG. This shows us the amount of bone present.
Dr. Sidharth Shankar is a Periodontist / Gum specialist. He has graduated from one of the leading dental schools in India. He joined A B Shetty Institute of Dental Sciences in the year 1997. He has attained his Postgraduate degree in Periodontology and Implants in the year 2007 getting trained from two of the very best periodontists in India, Dr. Dwarakanath and Dr. A.V Ramesh.
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He has treated and helped umpteen number of patients since then. He believes and does not follow the same treatment for everyone. He believes in very conservative management and believes in spending time and giving attention to very minute details. He will make you feel very comfortable. He constantly reads and attends national and international conferences to provide the latest in diagnosis. The patient oral care is kept at the highest of regard.
Types of periodontitis
Based on the amount of infection gum disease is divided into –
- Chronic Periodontitis
- Aggressive Periodontitis
The treatment of gum disease firstly is aimed and stopping the spread of the infection and secondly to get back the lost gum tissue. The Alveolar bone lost by gum disease is treated by Bone grafting procedures. There are a number of different Bone grafts available. The complete set is available at the Smilekraft Cosmetic Dental clinic. The latest grafts and surgical methods are used to stop bone loss and increase bone regenerations
Membranes are used extensively with or without Bone grafts. These Membranes allow for ideal environments for bone regenerations. Membranes are the most advanced and best ways to ensure.
Teeth lost due to gum disease.
Teeth do not shake in early infections. The teeth start to shake only when the amount of bone is not adequate to hold the tooth firmly. The treatment of early gum infection is enough usually. If the situation demands then Bone grafts can be used. Along with Bone grafts Fibre splinting helps support and increase the life of the tooth.
Gum disease when not controlled has direct impact on an individuals health.
Home Treatment or maintenance
Home Treatment or maintenance is the most important aspect for preventing the recurrence gum infection. Home treatment requires the use of
- Dental floss for early infections
- Interdental brushes for severe gum infections or moderate infections
- Oral irrigation devices
The prime objective is to prevent accumilation of the minutest of food. As this food could feed the infection and cause a recurrance.
Also extra care is taken to provide and train you to maintain as the highest failures are seen only due to patient negligence. The maintenance protocol is tailor made for every tooth.