Gum or Periodontal Disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth which can cause drifting and loosening of teeth .
If your gums are inflamed, swollen and bleed when you brush your teeth and maybe even when you eat, you most likely have gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Gingivitis is mainly caused by inadequate or improper oral hygiene.
When the gum disease is diagnosed at an early stage, we do scaling (removal of tartar) and polishing to remove the stains.
Gum surgery is necessary when the tissue around your teeth become unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment.
To obtain healthy gum:
Brush your teeth three times per day after meals with fluoride toothpaste.
Floss at least once a day.
Don’t use tobacco products .
Eat a well balanced diet, avoid high sugar products and processed “junk food”.
Visit your dentist for a routinely check-up once every six months.